Confessions From the D-List | Under the Gun Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 27 2016
Price: $12
Under the Gun’s newest show is nothing new. It’s a reworking of the company’s Dear James Franco, in which one performer reads from various published letters and the others write down key phrases which then become titles for improvised scenes. The only difference here is they’re reading from D-list celebrity autobiographies (Corey Feldman’s Coreyography and Ben Carson’s Gifted Hands on opening night). The formula still works wonders, especially with improvisers so eager to create urgent, highly idiosyncratic scenes (a couple spends their first date held captive by a married couple trying to rekindle their passion). The attempts to bring all of the evening’s disparate characters together is singularly impressive. Under the Gun has assembled its tightest, most inventive ensemble yet. —Justin Hayford

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