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The New Leaf Theatre's elegant quarters in a Chicago Park District building must have presented something of a challenge to scenic designer Marni Woloszyn. It can't have been easy to replicate a spartan cabin deep in the Alaskan wilderness in a room notable for its polished woodwork and floors. Still, the design never detracts from Cindy Lou Johnson's delicately enchanting tale of a reclusive oil rigger and a runaway bride who find shelter together during a literal and spiritual snowstorm. This two-character play has been a storefront staple here for at least a decade, but under Tanya Ray's perceptive direction, Christian Heep and Marsha Harman make the most of the script's stuttering rhythms and pivotal silences to evoke an intimacy steeped in romantic suspense. Through 11/20: Thu-Sat 8 PM. No shows Thu-Sat 10/28-30. Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West, 877-238-5596. $10-$15; industry nights Thu.

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