Past Event

The World Finder, an Epic Tragedy in Four Acts

Pocket Guide to Hell, Martin Billheimer, Sid Cook, Jon Langford, and Max Wastler

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street

Pocket Guide To Hell Billheimer Cook Wastler Primary

For the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Steele MacKaye endeavored to build the world’s largest theater, the Spectatorium, with 25 stages and seating for 8,000 people. Using real water, real plants, and a cast of thousands, the featured theatrical production would have told one of history’s greatest stories—Columbus’s voyage to America. Pocket Guide to Hell, along with Martin Billheimer, Sid Cook, Jon Langford, and Max Wastler, dramatize MacKaye’s rise and fall in a performance that features a combination of music, oratory, and pantomime.

Image: Pocket Guide to Hell, Haymarket Reenactment, performance, April 30, 2011. Courtesy Yoni Goldstein.