‘Great Expectations’ Somewhat Recommended When: Through July 2 Where: Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall at the Chicago Temple Building, 77 W.
Washington Tickets: , students Info: “To be sure,” says Pip’s beloved stepfather Joe, “you are an honor to your Queen and country.” It’s not a compliment.
These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith.
Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil.
Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings.
Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith.
Certainly the most momentous incident of his young life is strikingly conveyed: While in shallow water, Finn is accosted by a shackled escaped convict (Robert De Niro) who coerces the boy into helping him but whose urgent humanity later inspires Finn to give him aid when he needs it most.
Online dating has obviously been quite popular for some time now, but it appears that one company may have overstepped its legal bounds -- though, it's unclear why those legal bounds are there in the first place.That English/Indian tug-of-war for Pip’s soul is at the heart of Silk Road Rising and Remy Bumppo Theatre’s co-production.Growing up poor and reviled for his darkness, poverty and country ways, Pip wants nothing more than to don the attire and adopt the culture of the British.Netta Walker and Anand Bhatt in "Great Expectations," in a co-production by Remy Bumppo Theatre and Silk Road Rising of the U. premiere of Tanika Guptas adaptation of the Dickens classic.| PHOTO BY JOHNNY KNIGHT Deep into Anita Gupta’s set-in-India adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations,” the impoverished orphan Pip has been transformed into a newly minted “English gentleman.” Proudly decked out in the latest British fashion and speaking with the clipped, mannered tones of the English uppercrust, he’s embraced the culture of the British Raj.