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Savannah Cannistraro

Brian Gore

When: May 26-July 14 2017
Price: $10
Pride Arts Center christens its late-night programming with this compilation of sketches and supershort plays written by staples of Chicago's comedy and theater scenes. In the vein of the One Minute Play Festival or the Neo-Futurists' The Infinite Wrench, ten playwrights and comedians are randomly assigned letters of the alphabet (hence the title) by director Brian Gore, from which they derive inspiration for a one- or two-minute piece presented by a game ensemble of eight. The result is a little more than an hour of poetry, quick gags, and context-free dramatic fragments that tend to land better the more you're familiar with the names and companies behind them. However slight the pieces, though, at least the fostered sense of community is palpable. —Dan Jakes

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