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Nothing is Everything at Redmoon

By Justin Sondak in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 29, 2005 3:56PM

redmoonweb.jpgHere's what we can tell you about Redmoon Theater's From Nothing, a "non-theatrical theater event" opening Wednesday. It's different. It's a spectacle presented at Redmoon Central, the company's new West Loop space. Timed, ticketed admission will limit the crowds to 50 people at a time. It's replacing their annual Winter Pageant. And it's got a really large design team.

We're dying to know more, but Redmoon's keeping a tight lip on this one. Their website and press release promise a delightful show that breaks the boundaries of the typical theater experience. Artistic Director Jim Lasko encourages us to arrive with an open mind, saying “If I tell you much more, it might spoil the surprise.”

We expect these kind of promises during the holidays, whether it's "Just wait 'till you see your wonderful gift!" or "Santa's Enchanted Forest is bigger and better than before!" or even "Daddy will stay sober this Christmas, I promise!!!" But Redmoon’s spectacles have dazzled us before. Expect actors mingling with puppets, elaborate set pieces, spare dialogue, and a seasonal message that may get lost in the spectacle. On second thought, just shelf your expectations and enjoy the evening.

From Nothing opens Wednesday and runs through December 23 at Redmoon Central, 1463 W Hubbard St., Chicago. Tickets are $10. More information (but not much more...) is at