Edgar & Annabel | McKaw Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through March 14 2015
Price: $15
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In some unnamed totalitarian dystopia, two rebels plot to overthrow the government while pretending to be an ordinary married couple for the sake of the audio surveillance recorders all over the place. Despite incorporating the menacing presence of Big Brother, playwright Sam Holcroft is less interested in politics than in pushing to comic extremes the idea that we can’t know what a marriage is like behind closed doors—at least, not without video. In Brad Akin’s darkly farcical production for the Poor Theatre, Michael Medford and Abbey Smith, as the rebels, dexterously manage to separate what they say from what they do, as Akin steadily ratchets up the tension. Mouthing cheery banalities even while freaking out, Smith and Medford create a kind of screwball hell. —Zac Thompson

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