Chicago's new Theo Ubique Theatre Company, which means in Latin, "God is Everywhere," shares the belief of the Ancient Greeks that, "theatre is a sacred event where daily life is discarded for transcendent experience."
Theo Ubique's premiere production is Italian playwright Ugo Betti's Crime on Goat Island. Primal passion and underground sexuality is unearthed in this post-war drama in which a lonely soldier makes himself at home in the house of a widow, her daughter and sister-in-law.
Betti wrote 14 plays during the years 1940-53, most of them revolving around the theme of the incongruity between human spiritual aspirations and actual human experience.
Ubique Artistic director Fred Anzevino began his career in Washington D.C.. When his Helen Hayes award-winning play A Dance Against Darkness was produced at Chicago's Reflections Theatre, he began a new leg of his career there.
Anzevino directs a cast of four in Crime on Goat Island running at the Heartland Studio Theatre in Rogers Park, beginning Feb. 14 for an open-ended run. For more information, refer to the Theo Ubique Playbill On-Line regional Listing --By Blair Glaser