Time: 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Stoll Thrust Theater Twin Cities,West Bank,Rarig Center
Based on the Upton Sinclair novels Oil! and The Jungle
Created by Kym Longhi
Directed by Kym Longhi/Karla Grotting
Oil! And The Jungle facilitates a critical encounter between two of Upton Sinclair’s most famous muckraking novels and demonstrates how the themes of those works - capitalism and the degradation of the human spirit in pursuit of profit - are still relevant today. The play presents two intentionally separate yet inevitably interwoven worlds. One, the struggles of the worker in the Chicago stockyards attempting to survive in a system that values them solely for their ability to produce a profit. The other, the social elite living the "dream" in a realm steeped in corruption and deception where they play out their financial dealing on Wall Street without concern for how it will affect Main Street. The play explores the separation and interaction of these two worlds through highly physical performance, music and poetry.
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