Beth in July | Prop Thtr | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Antonio Brunetti

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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 18 2016
Price: $20
Every now and then, when reality starts to crumble, a totem can come in handy as a tether to the earth. Jim and Beth, our fucked-up romantic leads, cling desperately to theirs: Jim (Antonio Brunetti) can see only with his trusty eye patch; Beth (Lauren Demerath) needs the reassuring press of an X-Acto knife against her stomach. Playwright R.J. Tsarov’s new play explores what happens when such measures aren't enough to keep a fraying world intact—Brunetti’s performance in particular expands into something unstable. Warning: the actors don't shy from self-mutilation. —Isabel Ochoa Gold



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