Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on October 30, 1981 · Page 76
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Friday, October 30, 1981
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6 .(Section 3 Chicago Tribune, Frfdny. October 30, 1931 Ttisater Musical Tempest' fine idea, but . . . By Richard Christiansen Critic at largs ON A STAGE that look like big Frlsbeo impended by itrings, a new, elaborate musical version of Shake-tpewe's "The Tempest" has been mounted In the Leo Ltrner Theater of the Uptown Center of Hull House, 4520 N. Beacon St. The production Is the work of the Illustrated Theater Company, originally a resident company In San Antonio which has moved to Chicago with the intention of producing a season of plays here. "The Tempest," originally produced In San Antonio In 1879, busily uses 15 actors and six musicians, Interrupt-- lng the text with songs ' devised by director "THE TEMPEST Douglas Post. tJSAfSSSS. ASS' ,n iheo7- Shakespeare raw tato, and dlracuon by Douolaa comedy with song Is not a aroxadbyPataeM.KrIIr, . j v . aalbChnatMfiarHan1a,rlglrriBry; Daa Iaea- 1,10 al 01 ESS! 2i2l'"'20Sn5LSl romance and treachery US cttrlT set on the original fantasy m&'o2t roetl T uS. bland can well be adapted unwTmMro) uptown cam' for any number of muslcnl ot Hull ItouM, 4S30 N. Baacon at. rtvlri Whv nnt ns this and ptova p.m. WadnaacJay Styles- VVIiy noi OS una through Saturday and 3 pjn. Sunday production dOCS glVO !?iSra7ml'7,l4 Caliban, witch's offspring and half-formed monster, ' the cast. a posturing, prancing l:::::::::::.MBS number? The M", ".:"?.ya!Mmm material fits, and James H,'nton ? CaIlba" Oonialo ThoaiaaTiaaaar vides 0. fine, CraZM Joe S&-:::::::::::::: 5!!!SSS cocker energy for it. Tho Antonio nkjtniMja ijea of using Prospero, Sl'atonRon nUer of the enchanted Isle, oatawain joophA.Ka8 a3 a musician who leads the band with his saxo-witti Mart Einum uWta, Karan phone and enchants the "?X fit. characters with his music Krl RoaaaWr, Dan Marrtynd, Is perfectly legitimate, amaon S. floraa Jr., Charlla JE , ' ino i f. Arhanaa, and ,Wtry Walkir If you re going . W at- tempt Shakespeare with music, however, you should first learn to do Shakespeare straight. With one or two exceptions, this production Is mostly noise and fuss, with little feeling for the flow of the rich poetry and with music and lyrics that blur hopelessly In the sound system. DAN LeMONNIER, as the young lover, Ferdinand, has an assured, pleasing bearing and a singing voice that allows tho lyrics to come through. Darryl Maximilian Robinson, as the buffoonish Stephano, has a long, angular body .with the potential for creating a funny Shakespearean clown. But most of the acting, though energetic, is unfocused, which puts the players in the unhappy position of simply thrashing around. 'There's no lack of effort In this production. It obviously has taken a lot of work to mesh the hard-working musicians with the onstage actors, and tho performers go at their revels with opening night gusto. This, however, can't compensate for a fundamental lack of training and discipline in a most difficult and complex play. ANOTHER PRODUCTION In which ambition overleaps actual performance Is "Dracula at Colfax: 29 September," presented at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 14 by the new Lavage Theater In the cramped studio cabaret of the Organic Theater, 3319 N. Clark St. , . Again trying to pour old wine Into new bottles, this 75-mlnute production, performed without intermission, retells the Dracula story of Bram Stoker's novel in a dreamlike, multimedia environment. 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