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The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much by Voloz Collective (France/UK)
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Children’s/Family, Physical Theater
Runs Jul 19Jul 21, 2024

‘Physical Theatre at its most immaculate’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Theatre at it’s finest’ ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby

‘Leaves you wanting more’ ★★★★★ BroadwayWorld

‘The theatrical equivalent of a well-crafted Netflix thriller’ ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

Wes Anderson meets Hitchcock meets Spaghetti Western in this multi award-winning, intercontinental, inter-genre, cinematic caper of accusations, accidents and accents. Roger, a Frenchman in 1960’s New York, has followed the same predictable routine for years, until a minor delay saves him from an explosion. Throwing his ordered world into chaos, Roger chases his would-be assassins around the globe. Raucously funny and endlessly inventive, this Lecoq-trained theatre company delights and stuns with live, original music and virtuosic acrobatics in this fast-paced whodunnit.Winner of the Carol Tambour Incentive Award, The Les Enfants Terribles and Greenwich Partnership Award, and Playbill’s “Pick of the Fringe” The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much is fast-paced, immediate and visceral, igniting the imagination with a whirlwind of images and sounds. Following two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a European tour, and an Off-West End run, Voloz Collective brings their smash hit to Chicago.

About Voloz
Hailing from three different countries and brought together by two years of study at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Voloz is passionate about making theatre that is fast-paced, immediate, and visceral. Rather than engaging audiences’ rational brains, we ignite audiences’ imaginations with a whirlwind of images and sounds, to tell stories that can be understood emotionally before they are understood intellectually.

Voloz’s work doesn’t rely on intricate sets, sound, and lighting to tell a story, but instead utilises the body, voice, and object theatre to spark the imaginations of theatre aficionados and first-time theatre-goers alike. We have a uniquely non-hierarchical structure; all four members work collaboratively to write, direct, act, produce, and design our shows.