Translated by Zoran Paunovic
Directed by Jacqueline Stone
Chicago - April 19 - June 9 2013 - TUTA
"The Silent Language will remind you of when you were young enough for fairytales, when wonder and danger could be found in a backyard, and maybe you could even hear the blades of grass. The strong physicality and comittment of the performers to each role makes every encounter a delight."
-Timeout Chicago (Full Review)
"...director Jacqueline Stone amps up the charm, packing her production with beguiling touches: fascinating masks (Kirk Anderson) and thirft shop costumes (Branimira Ivanova), not to mention an ensemble that plays well together and knows how to convey both the darkness and the light of this rich tale."
-Chicago Reader (Full Review)
"The Silent Language might just be the show for an offbeat family outing. Stone's staging in the cozy TUTA space pours on the charm."
-Chicago Tribune (Full Review)
"TUTA is the very definition of innovative international work, and they are a must-see within the Chicago theater scene, particularly with this enchanting produciton. I fell in love with TUTA and this show over and over again...a must see"
-Storefront City (Full Review)
"★★★1/2...TUTA elevates this straightforward story with a cast full of energy and some of the most imaginative staging I've ever seen. Wain Parham's music makes you want to join the cast onstage in a dance. The Silent Language provides exceptional sensory delight for children and adults alike. All in all, TUTA provides an experience you can't get anywhere else."
-Chicago Theatre Beat (Full Review)
"...seriously, don't miss this one. The U.S. premiere..is TUTA's first foray into performances intended for younger audiences. And it's spot on. The Silent Language is a show that adults will truly love as well."
-Lollygag Blog (Full Review)
"The ensemble is boisterous and speedy, switching between characters backstage in a manner that truly gives the illusion of a much larger cast. TUTA has transformed its Studio Theatre into a bohemian tent with patterned fabrics...Is there any better landscape for a Serbian folktale?"
-Newcity (Full Review)
"I applaud [TUTA] for taking the adventurous road to bringing something different to our city."
-Around The Town Chicago (Full Review)