Run the Beast Down
Extended to November 1st!
*closed caption now available*
Charlie has lost his job, his girlfriend and countless hours of sleep. Worse still, he’s being haunted by a fox. Fantasy and reality blur as Charlie embarks on a vigilante journey, fighting back against capitalism and“the Beast”. Set in London, amidst a financial crash and civil unrest,“rising star playwright” (Time Out, UK) Titas Halder’s dark fairytale takes the audience on the rollercoaster of one man’s obsession. Filmed as a series of single shots, this production is a thrilling experiment in intimate storytelling.
As part of our efforts to support neighboring organizations in the greater Chicago community, Strawdog theatre will share 50% of the proceeds from this production with Lakeview Pantry.
“When the history of Chicago’s virtual pandemic productions is written, Elly Green’s creepy and timely little endeavor for the Strawdog Theatre Company will deserve a prominent spot.”
“Wallace delivers a mesmerizing performance (sometimes in extreme close-up) under Elly Green’s precise direction.”
Mary Barnidge - Windy City Times
“Titas Halder has written his tale of creeping horror as a first-person solo narrative, recounted by its lone chronicler from his DIY bunker as he surveys the chaos unfolding in the streets below.”
Karen Tophem - Chicago on Stage
“Wallace is expressive, intense and exciting as he allows us to watch this slow breakdown, blending clearly real moments with fantastic descriptions that warp past and present and morph Charlie with the beast he fears.”
* Strawdog Theatre ensemble member