Tracy Letts as Irek Obsidian in “The Iron Stag King: Part One” at the House Theatre
Looking at the program for the House Theatre’s first entry in the “Iron Stag King” trilogy, some may have wondered how Tracy Letts could possibly be in this Chicago show while also starring in the highly acclaimed “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” remount on Broadway. As it turns out, Letts’ character, Irek Obsidian, is a gigantic animatronic dragon. And when his booming voice fills the theatre with pre-recorded dialogue, this fantasy stage show becomes truly epic.
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Best of Chicago 2012