Claire Dolan | Theater Critic's Choice | Chicago Reader

Claire Dolan 

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Set largely in austere interiors in a minimalist New York City, this self-subverting 1998 drama is full of empty spaces and deliberate gaps in the narrative, in which a prostitute with a three-to-four-figure price tag works to pay off a debt to a mobster. She also begins a relationship with a cabdriver, whose curiosity gives us another perspective on her. The characters--their motives at once obvious and obscure--are almost painfully fascinating, and the disorienting shifts in point of view stimulate something far more interesting than judgment or sympathy. Written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan (Clean, Shaven); with Katrin Cartlidge, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Colm Meaney. 95 min. Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago, Friday, June 2, 7:00 and 9:00; Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00; and Monday through Thursday, June 5 through 8, 7:00 and 9:00. --Lisa Alspector

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