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by Walkabout Theater Company & Guild of the Goat

The Raveling

by Walkabout Theater Company & Guild of the Goat (CANADA/USA/INDIA)

60 minutes

Sunday, June 2nd, at 8:30pm

Monday, June 3rd, at 9pm

Created in partnership with Delhi-based theater Guild of the Goat, Toronto vocalist Fides Krucker, and local Chicago artists, The Raveling is an avant-garde family history drama that teases apart the knotted expectations of coming together for dinner. In a surrealist interweaving of personal narratives, song, fairy tales, and food preparation the cast grapples with the dissonance between the need to belong and the agitation of organizing one’s life around other people.


What is the work of coming undone? In The Raveling, each family member follows the thread of an old story, an inherent lie, a childhood promise, or a shared fantasy that leads them from homeleaving to homecoming and back again. The family’s reality is stretched across decades of myth and misadventures. Inspired by true personal narratives of the performers, there is a living question for the ensemble in tracing something of where they each come from and asking what is needed for them to come together.

All performances are at Pro Theater
(1225 W. Belmont Ave.)

Directed by Thom Pasculli

Vocal Specialist Fides Krucker

With original text from Morgan McNaught

Co-created and performed by

Anastacia Narrajos

Anirudh Nair

Amba-Suhasini Jhala

Cooper Forsman

Dana Murphy

Katie Mazzini

McCambridge Dowd-Whipple

Nigel Brown

Assistant Director Sonya Madrigal

Stage Manager Shanyn Strub

Costume Design Myron Elliott-Cisneros

Scenic Design Dominique Zaragoza

Lighting Design Dina Marie Saubert 


“The Brink makes fierce poetic sense of love, loss, and media. The physicality of the thing is gorgeous and exhilarating…”



“The show takes the familiar and warps it into the fantastic… a surrealism unlike anything I’ve seen before.”




“It is a wild ride, indeed, and one that heeds the siren call of rich visuals and incantatory ritual and high-octane movement…”

Chicago Tribune - ★★★


“The Wild is part Martha Graham and Pina Bausch, part Fellini and Guillermo del Toro, and altogether brilliant in its mix of primal drives rational restraints. …a daring, stunningly surreal ritualistic feast”

The Chicago Sun Times - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Workshop Offering

Action, Group, Body and Song

Taught by By Walkabout Theater (Chicago)


Tuesday June 4th

10am to 1pm
Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave.)

For more information on Physical Festival workshops, click here.

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