Time & Location
30 July 2022, 8:00 pm
Chicago, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
About the event
In the summer of 2022, Thompson Street Opera Company will present a double bill of two new one-acts which each explore the complexities of the human mind. The Kamikaze Mind by Nicole Murphy uses text from the book by Richard James Allen, which creates a deeply moving, dreamlike narrative following the disintegrating consciousness of an astronaut as he passes into a black hole. Following an intermission, Joshua Brown’s Would You Eat Me? offers quite a different exploration of the human mind. This absurdist comedy follows a young woman emerging from a depressive episode and deciding to make one of her celebrity chef mother’s recipes. The YouTube video she uses as a guide begins to talk back to her as she works, and the completely disastrous bread that she attempted to make turns out to be sentient as well. This unlikely trio offers the message that a valiant effort is worth it even if it doesn’t turn out right, and there’s always tomorrow to try again.