Speculative Poetry Theater: Burn

If you’re in the Chicago Area, Equinox Theater is presenting the world premiere of BURN, an epic-length narrative poem cast and staged dramatically. BURN will be performed Jan. 12-Feb. 4, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 60647. Tickets are $15.

Per the press release: The time has come to talk of many things; of smoke and thunder, tool and earth, of quarrymen and kings. In the original story Burn, the Nowhere Hotshots, a foul-mouthed, fearless crew of wildland firefighters, come home to find their lives in flames, their friends and families enslaved by some strange Queen. Can they save their loved ones? Can they even save themselves?

The organizers hope to present a verse in play that “charges the vast landscape of story with the direct immediacy of live theater.” The SFPA will be very interested in hearing from those who see the production!

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