Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates | Raven Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates 

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 21 2013
Phone: 773-904-0391
Price: $8-$20
Women wielding weapons, the signature of Babes With Blades, drive this plucky action-packed performance noir from playwright Eric Simon and director Leigh Barrett. The title character, a girl Friday, is the real brains behind the Sam Lowell Detective Agency, where she's waiting for her chance to see some action; Bo's dry humor and charm, ably presented by Megan Schemmel, work alongside a seriously threatening glare when she's accosted. Her big break, a case of arson at an orphanage, leads to some engaging twists and turns featuring a reclusive heiress and orphanage employees with big secrets. The stage combat, designed by JKChoreography, is nerve-wracking and stylish. —Marissa Oberlander



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