Interrobang’s “Here Lies Henry” Triumphantly Returns For Limited Engagement
Back by popular demand!
Here Lies Henry by Daniel MacIvor is coming back for a strictly limited summer engagement.
August 2-5 & 8-12, 2012; 8 p.m.
At Intuit – The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Artistic Director Jeffry Stanton will again direct and Interrobang company member Michael Moran will recreate his performance in the title role.
The original production of Here Lies Henry debuted in March 2011 at the Tom Robinson Gallery on North Avenue. Of that production, Kerry Reid for the Chicago Reader wrote:
”Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor doesn’t get produced much in Chicago. On the evidence of this 1996 solo gem, that’s a shame. MacIvor’s tale of a self-proclaimed liar delivering snippets from his alleged autobiography zigs and zags through witty asides and dollops of meta-theatrical trickery. But MacIvor knows how to pull back from the fiery pit of self-consciousness and deliver unadorned truths (or seeming truths) unencumbered by pathos. In this inaugural production from Interrobang Theatre Project, Michael Moran’s performance is perfectly pitched between a naked desire for our approval and joy at nudging us off-balance just when we think we know where he’s taking us.”
Artistic Director Jeffry Stanton said, “Interrobang Theatre Project essentially launched with Here Lies Henry and Michael (Moran) and I are excited to join forces again to revisit and rediscover this incredibly challenging and poignant evening with Henry, the certified liar of the title. It’s rare you get to return to a play so we’re looking forward to this opportunity to meddle some more in Daniel MacIvor’s wild style of stream-of-consciousness—a challenge for any actor and director.”