Between You, Me, and the Lampshade | Victory Gardens Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Between You, Me, and the Lampshade 

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 10 2015
Price: $25-$30
In the middle of the night, Amparo, a young Mexican national who's just swum the Rio Grande and witnessed her husband’s murder, breaks into middle-aged Jesse’s middle-of-nowhere trailer home. Jesse takes pity on Amparo, hiding her in the closet—a good move, considering Jesse’s would-be suitor is border-patrol agent Max. It’s potentially volatile, consequential stuff, but Castillo spends as much energy developing an implausible, inconsequential affair between Jesse’s isolative teenage son, Woody, and privileged California gamer Kristen. With better prioritizing, not to mention a more consistent ear for dialogue, playwright Raúl Castillo might have something powerful, especially in the hands of Teatro Vista’s engaging cast. But he’s also got to develop and complicate his characters' problems, rather than reiterating them for 90 minutes. —Justin Hayford



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