Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins | Den Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins 

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 5 2014
Price: $20
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At first, watching footage of a lion rending the neck of a wildebeest, I was concerned I'd be distracted from the actual onstage human interaction in this pseudo-postapocalyptic dream play by memoirist Nick Flynn (Another Bullshit Night in Suck City). But performance and video interweave seamlessly—it's not unlike reading subtitles at a foreign film. Based partly on a real-life incident where Flynn was locked out of his apartment, the show is a surreal game of pin the tail on the subconscious, and director Ben Kaye delights in spinning us around via brooding lighting and luscious videography from Fred Pelzer. The play is not for everyone—literalists looking for a clear message will be disappointed. But hunters of deeper meaning will not. —Chloe Riley

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