The Power of Really Long Shows
Critic Chris Jones celebrates really long shows in this Chicago Tribune article. Here are a few he mentions:
• The Hypocrites’ production of Sean Graney’s All Our Tragic = 12 hours
• New York’s Elevator Repair Service’s Gatz = 8 hours
• Neo-Futurists’ version of Strange Interlude at Goodman’s Eugene O’Neill Festival = 5.5 hours
His piece is an interesting summary of many (maybe all) of the longs plays in Chicago’s theater history. He also highlights a few of the rewards of seeing a marathon play.
And while acknowledging all of the epic precedents, Jones has some very nice words for The Hypocrites’ world premiere of All of Our Tragic, now playing at The Den Theatre.