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BOREALIS

By Bennett Fisher
Directed by Monty Cole

“Good-hearted, funny, clever, sweetly indignant, and just dark enough before the dawn.” Chicago Reader

"Imaginative storytelling and immersive spectacle." Third Coast Review

"A balm and a beautiful reminder that the sacrifices we make for our search are worth it." Rescripted

"The satire is hilarious, but also quite poignant." Picture This Post

"A progressive heart and genuine creative interest" Chicago Tribune

"Corporate America never looked more fun!" Buzz Center Stage

When a redacted and ominous letter arrives from her brother on the oil fields, thirteen-year-old Cozbi sets off for Anwar, Alaska to find him. Armed with a book on corporate communication strategy and a sharp ax, Cozbi battles her way through an Arctic wilderness in pursuit of her missing brother.  But she'll have to face more than a multi-tentacled HR rep to learn the truth. Part mythic journey, part workplace satire, Borealis is a dark and funny adventure about family obligation, career aspiration and what we leave behind to make our way to the top.

AN EPIC QUEST THROUGH THE CORPORATE PIPELINE

Showing at the Chopin Theatre August 30 - October 21, 2018!

LOCATION: 
The Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642

RUN DATES: August 30 - October 21, 2018
TIMES: Thursdays 8:00, Fridays 8:00, Saturdays 8:00, Sundays* 7:00 - 9/23 and 10/7 at 3pm
PRICES: $20-$50
AGES: Cozbi’s battle with corporate ass-hats is recommended for older kids and teens. (This one’s got some swears.)

GROUPS: 10+ people? Save at least 15% when you get a group!

ACCESS PROGRAMS at Borealis

The House offers pre-scheduled services on the dates listed below. If you require assistance outside of what is listed here, please reach us at access@thehousetheatre.com or call the box office at 773-769-3832. 

 The cast from L to R: Johnny Arena, McKenzie Chinn, Desmond Grey, Ben Hertel, Paige Hoffman, Madhura Jugade, Juan Munoz, Karissa J. Murrell Myers, Oly Oxinfry, and Tia Pinson as Cozbi.

The cast from L to R: Johnny Arena, McKenzie Chinn, Desmond Grey, Ben Hertel, Paige Hoffman, Madhura Jugade, Juan Munoz, Karissa J. Murrell Myers, Oly Oxinfry, and Tia Pinson as Cozbi.

Borealis sends 13-year-old Cozbi on an epic quest and there's bound to be tussles with monsters real and imagined! "My goal is to make the violence look how Cozbi feels in the moment." - Fight Director, Gaby Labotka

In this epic quest show, actor bodies shape lots of the elements of Cozbi's adventure into Corporate Oil HQ! "I always tell my actors, you are an extension of the story, and your body is just as much telling that story as your words."- Movement Director, Breon Arzell