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The O'Shaughnessy Presents

Manual Cinema — “The End of TV”

Friday, Oct 5 | 7:30 pm


Set in a post-industrial Rust Belt city in the 1990s and told through a collection of original 70’s R&B-inspired art pop songs, The End of TV explores the quest to find meaning amongst the increasingly constant barrage of commercial images and advertising white-noise.

Two sides of the American Dream — its technicolor promise as delivered through TV ads, and its failure, witnessed in the dark reality of industrial decline — are staged in cinematic shadow puppetry and lo-fi live video feeds with flat paper renderings of commercial products.

The show is driven by a sweeping chamber art pop song cycle performed live by a five-piece band.

“…the very retro-coolest and most creatively compulsive show of the Chicago summer….”

St. Kate’s Students, Faculty & Staff
can purchase tickets for just $5!

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