Ponder “Postmortem” This Weekend at the Viaduct

By Heather Nadolny | Friday, March 4, 2011

Ever find yourself reading the obituaries during your morning coffee and wondering what their lives were like? That curiosity will be displayed this weekend at the Viaduct Theater, as WNEP Theater presents a second run of “Postmortem,” an improvised production which they call a “living obituary.”

For each performance, the cast of “Postmortem” chooses a selection of that day’s Chicago Tribune obituaries and builds a 75-minute mix of comedy, drama, and questions about the unknown.

The ten-piece casts performs a variety of scenes and monologues, traveling through periods in history from the subject’s birth to death. This improvisation, mixed with lighting and sound cues, takes the audience on a journey normally summarized in a number of words.

Those who wish to examine “Postmortem” for themselves don’t have long, as the show closes this weekend. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through the Viaduct Theater box office at 3111 N. Western Ave., or by phone at (773) 296-6024.

For more information on this or other productions happening at Viaduct Theater, visit the website. For more information on WNEP Theater, visit their website.

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