location

170 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Objects In The Mirror Poster
play videos
1

Objects In The Mirror

Buy Ticketsbuy tickets

Prices from: $50

April 29 - June 4, 2017

Charle's Smith's harrowing tale of personal honor vs. familial obligation

Why See Objects In The Mirror?

Healing from the trauma of war

The trauma of escaping war never leaves you - even after you get to safety. That is the premise of this haunting work by Charles Smith that premiered in 2015 at the Goodman. A Liberian man flees the torture and horrors of the Charles Taylor rebellion, leaving behind his family before seeking asylum in Australia. However, the trauma of his suffering threatens to overcome him despite his new relatively comfortable home country.

A very real phenomenon

Survivor's guilt plays a huge role in our protagonist's journey. Forced to flee one's homeland or be forced to fight, this is a global story that is currently being played out in Syria, Libya and other devastated countries. Charles Smith's timely exploration into a single one of these epic journeys to safety and redemption forces us to remember the humanity of the refugee, often faced with suspicion and outright hostility in some Western countries.

Smith's play is based on the true story of former Liberian refugee Shedrick Yarkpai, who has since settled in Adelaide, Australia and having made his stage debut as an actor in 2013 in a production of Maggie Stone.

show content hide content

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 29 April 2017

Audience

Suitable for ages 13+

Cast and Creative

Creative

Written by Charles Smith
Directed by Chuck Smith

About Chicago-Theater.com: We are an independent show guide with no affiliation to any venue or show. Some of the tickets offered for sale are resale tickets that may be priced above or below face value.

Next available performances

Sat, Apr 29

-

$208

Sun, Apr 30

$208

Mon, May 1

-

-

Tue, May 2

-

-

Wed, May 3

-

$208

Thu, May 4

-

$208

Fri, May 5

-

$70

View all times and dates

What you thought

Seen Objects In The Mirror? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow Chicago-Theater.com visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now

Nearby

Venue home

Venue home

location

Location

restaurantsDiningRestaurants
parking

Parking

hotels

Hotels

Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word!

Keep up to date!

Straight to your inbox

Please note: The term Albert Goodman Theater and/or Objects In The Mirror as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Albert Goodman Theater and/or Objects In The Mirror and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Albert Goodman Theater and/or Objects In The Mirror and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.