TILIKUM

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"They don't know how bad they need to feel small again."

“[Colón’s work] is Chicago style for a new generation: one that’s younger, more diverse, and woke as hell.” - Time Out Chicago

 

Tilikum was a king, and the oceans of the world were his. Now, he is a captive in a marine amusement park, doomed to live merely as an opportunity for profit. Alone behind bars he forgets the feel of freedom, but when fellow prisoners ignite the fires of his memory, he starts down a path that threatens to consume everything. Ripped from the headlines, Kristiana Rae Colón’s Tilikum explores captivity, violence and rebellion in a vital and visceral blend of theatre, drumming and dance. Poetic and lyrical, Tilikum calls out the power structures--both corporate and human--that ensure continued oppression, and the complicity of those willing to stand by and do nothing.

 

Approximate run time: 90 minutes, without intermission

 

June 22 - July 29, 2018

Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens

2433 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Production Sponsors

Tom Bergin and Cortney Zaret

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Sunday, July 22: 1pm Touch Tour; 2:30pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Saturday, July 14: 8pm performance

Sunday, July 15: 2:30pm performance

Friday, July 20: 8pm performance

Saturday, July 21: 8pm performance

CAST

PRODUCTION TEAM

by Kristiana Rae Colón

directed by Lili-Anne Brown

 

June 22 - July 29, 2018

Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens

2433 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Run time: 90 minutes, without intermission

“[Colón’s work] is Chicago style for a new generation: one that’s younger, more diverse, and woke as hell.” - Time Out Chicago

 

Tilikum was a king, and the oceans of the world were his. Now, he is a captive in a marine amusement park, doomed to live merely as an opportunity for profit. Alone behind bars he forgets the feel of freedom, but when fellow prisoners ignite the fires of his memory, he starts down a path that threatens to consume everything. Ripped from the headlines, Kristiana Rae Colón’s Tilikum explores captivity, violence and rebellion in a vital and visceral blend of theatre, drumming and dance. Poetic and lyrical, Tilikum calls out the power structures--both corporate and human--that ensure continued oppression, and the complicity of those willing to stand by and do nothing.

 

Production Sponsors

Tom Bergin and Cortney Zaret

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Sunday, July 22: 1pm Touch Tour; 2:30pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Saturday, July 14: 8pm performance

Sunday, July 15: 2:30pm performance

Friday, July 20: 8pm performance

Saturday, July 21: 8pm performance

“[Colón’s work] is Chicago style for a new generation: one that’s younger, more diverse, and woke as hell.” - Time Out Chicago

 

Tilikum was a king, and the oceans of the world were his. Now, he is a captive in a marine amusement park, doomed to live merely as an opportunity for profit. Alone behind bars he forgets the feel of freedom, but when fellow prisoners ignite the fires of his memory, he starts down a path that threatens to consume everything. Ripped from the headlines, Kristiana Rae Colón’s Tilikum explores captivity, violence and rebellion in a vital and visceral blend of theatre, drumming and dance. Poetic and lyrical, Tilikum calls out the power structures--both corporate and human--that ensure continued oppression, and the complicity of those willing to stand by and do nothing.

 

Production Sponsors

Tom Bergin and Cortney Zaret

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Sunday, July 22: 1pm Touch Tour; 2:30pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Saturday, July 14: 8pm performance

Sunday, July 15: 2:30pm performance

Friday, July 20: 8pm performance

Saturday, July 21: 8pm performance