Falling Man | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Fridays. Continues through May 31 2013
Price: $20
In five monologues by Big Love creator Will Scheffer, gay men recount falling in love, and in each case the love is remarkable for its flammability; fire analogies pervade this production. In "Alien Boy," Glenn Abel portrays a hyperintelligent 13-year-old Jewish boy who hopes the "devastatingly attractive Nazis in the movies" will save him from his sexuality. Eric Frederickson, as a veteran hustler ruminating on the night Tennessee Williams's soul leaped into his body, gave a positively ticklish rendition of the playwright's southern cackle and drawl in "Tennessee and Me." Andrew Hodson, as "Jeffrey Dahmer," could just as well have been "punk Hamlet channeling Christ." Nonetheless, the rest of the cast have enormous success kindling the spark of a queer personality into memorable characters. —Jena Cutie


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