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Dido, Queen of Carthage 

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Christopher Marlowe's account of the love affair between Dido and Aeneas is part classical tragedy, part Elizabethan comedy. There are contradictions too in this Camenae Ensemble Theatre Company production: its richly executed costumes, sensual dances, and exotic Moorish music are at odds with the venue, a colonial-style Park District field house. Director Sara Keely McGuire's interpretation features some eccentric characterizations: Cupid is played as a prankish Puck, and Juno and Venus squabble like teenage sisters. But this imaginative interpretation of ancient myth easily overcomes any discomfort with the humble surroundings. Through 3/18: Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 2/26, 2 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt, 773-347-1080, $12-$15.

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