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Run The Beast Down

Run the Beast Down



Season 33

Oct 2, 2020–Nov 1, 2020

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.

Buy Tickets for Oct 26-Nov 1

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.

Chris Jones - Chicago Tribune

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.”

Kerry Reid - Chicago Reader

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.”

Creative Team

Kamille Dawkins*
Director of Photography

Daniel Etti-Williams
Sound Designer

Elly Green*

Kyle Hamman*

* Strawdog Theatre ensemble member