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
- Chicago Sun Times
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.
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