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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through May 19 2013
Price: $28.50
Maureen Gallagher's new Civil War drama is the straightforward, engrossing account of Emma Edmonds, who—disguised as a man—served in the Union Army as a soldier, field nurse, and spy, then deserted after being found out. Steering clear of sensationalism and political preaching, the play—fluidly and imaginatively directed by Anna C. Bahow—focuses not only on Edmonds's service but on her efforts in the 1880s to claim her military pension. The nine-person cast, including Justine C. Turner as Emma, deliver honest, grounded performances, and the atmospheric music marks sound designer Gaspard Le Dem as a significant new talent on the Chicago scene. —Albert Williams

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