AS TOLD BY THE VIVIAN GIRLS
by Devon de Mayo and Ensemble
Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker & Devon de Mayo & Heather Rafferty
for Dog & Pony Theatre Co.
In this unprecedented, choose-your-own-adventure promenade staging, audience members wear masks and move throughout the performance space at will. The audience follows 15 characters on separate, overlapping journeys through celebrations, conflicts of faith and acts of war.
Time Out Chicago's Top Ten Plays of 2008
Chicago Tribune Top Five Fringe Theatre plays of 2008
Time Out Chicago's Top Ten Set Designs of the Decade
Dog & Pony's stunningly ambitious, fascinating new performance piece...is appropriately expansive....In a play full of eureka moments, the most breathtaking is an interaction between the artist and his characters that illustrates, as well as we've ever seen, the joy of creating art.
- Time Out
By turns obscure, charming, terrifying, naifish, brutal and mesmerizing, "As Told By the Vivian Girls" might be one of the more challenging and fascinating evenings in Chicago theater right now
- Chicago Tribune
A special award should be devised for the directors, designers and performers involved...everyone comes together at the most pivotal moments, with sound projections and the sense of having entered some strange, haunting, alternative world coalescing like magic