Baudelaire In A Box Episode 9: Unquenched

U P D A T E!
We are pleased to be able to EXTEND this show for 4 more nights at the Cabaret Theater at Stage 773, Thursdays at 7:30 and Fridays at 10, November 3 -11.


Advance tickets are $15. (To arrange “more if you’ve got it / free if you’re broke” pricing, please send a note to us at

Theater Oobleck presents UNQUENCHED: Episode 9 of Baudelaire In A Box, October 5-16 at Links Hall. Each episode of Baudelaire In A Box sets poems from Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal to music and performs them in conjunction with panoramic scrolling “crankies,” designed and illustrated by Dave Buchen

This episode will feature 14 poems translated and set to music by Reid Coker, David Costanza, Jeff Dorchen, Annie Higgins, Angela James, Ronnie Kuller, Abraham Levitan, Mickle Maher, Mark Messing, Chris Schoen, and Joey Spilberg.

The songs will be performed by a crack ensemble featuring:

Emmy Bean
Angela James
Ronnie Kuller
T-Roy Martin
Chris Schoen
David E Smith
Joey Spilberg


October 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, and 16 at 7PM
3111 N. Western Avenue
Suggested Donation $15
More If You’ve Got It / Free If You’re Broke

photos by Jeff Bivens

Dubbed “an act of extravagant artistic idiosyncrasy” by the Chicago Reader, Baudelaire in a Box is a cantastoria cycle based on the work of Charles Baudelaire. Over the course of eight years (culminating in 2017, the sesquicentennial of Baudelaire’s death), the project will adapt each poem from Les Fleurs du mal as a unique cantastoria, pairing each musical adapation with “crankies” designed and illustrated by Dave Buchen. Baudelaire in a Box has been performed in Illinois, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Wisconsin, by a growing group of musical collaborators.

For more information, please visit our Baudelaire in a Box Blog

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