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U.S. Premiere Romeo Castellucci/Societas Raffaello Sanzio Hey Girl!

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Photos: Francesco Raffaelli
U.S. Premiere
Romeo Castellucci/Societas Raffaello Sanzio
Hey Girl!
Tue, Jan 15, 2008 8 PM
Wed, Jan 16, 2008 8 PM
"Hypnotically beautiful...a visual resonance that you find all too rarely on stage." - Financial Times (London)

See what is sure to be one of the most talked about productions of the season. The darkly poetic dreamscapes of Hey Girl! unfold in a series of startlingly spectacular stage pictures. Italian imagist theater director Romeo Castellucci created this epic work for his ensemble, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, after casually glimpsing some school girls lost in their own thoughts while waiting for their buses. Hey Girl! then grew into a timeless meditation on the hearts of women who get up each day and go fearlessly into the world, archetypes like Shakespeare's Juliet or Joan of Arc or even the girl next door. Enigmatic and surreal, the charged atmosphere Castellucci artfully constructs will unleash your imagination, too. He begins this sensory journey with a dramatic birth scene where his first heroine emerges from a chrysalis fully formed and poised for a future where there's no turning back.

Note: Hey Girl! is intended for mature audiences.

Special thanks to the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago for its collaboration.

Supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation, Land O Lakes Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council.

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