Imagine a play without words. . . . .
The Silent Theatre Company in association with The Journeymen Theater
Company present L U L U /// Conceived and Directed by tonika todorova,
adapted from the LULU plays by Frank Wedekind.
LULU follows the escapades of the unbearably sexy Lulu, who causes men
and women alike to destroy themselves while pursuing the maddening
passion she inspires. LULU presents its story in complete silence. It
takes the silent film genre, combines with German expressionism, and
portrays it on stage to accent with gesticulation and body language
what words sometimes fail to express.
"The Silent Theater Company of Chicago is dedicated to the idea that
the theater doesn't need the spoken word, which it proves with panache
in its first production, Lulu, an ingeniously staged version of the
Louise Brooks 1929 silent film Pandora's Box. " -- New York Times
Coming straight from the New York Fringe Festival and premiering in San
Francisco on Thursday, September 7th at 8:00pm at Victoria Theatre
(located at 2961 16th St.) Performances will run Thursdays, Fridays,
Saturdays @ 8:00pm and Sundays @7:00pm through September 17th, 2006.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 12th, 13th and 14th, Silent
Theatre will present its world premiere of Vaudeville! @ 8:00pm.
All tickets for LULU are $20 and are available through the box office @
415/863-7576 or www.victoriatheatre.org. For further information,
including a trailer with intertitles, please visit
".... dreamlike.... luscious.... highly effective... bona-fide
knockout." - Chicago Tribune