Fanny's First Play | Heartland Studio Theatre | Fall Arts, Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 24 2013
Price: $20
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Full of artistic inside baseball and potshots at his contemporaries, George Bernard Shaw's 1911 play is undoubtedly theater for the theater crowd. But in 20% Theatre's crisp, playful staging, the rest of us can enjoy it too. The daughter of a confirmed aesthete, Fanny has grown up sheltered from the vulgarities of the modern stage (and the music of Beethoven, whom her father particularly despises). But after a few years away at college, Fanny writes a play lampooning social mores, which her father unwittingly agrees to produce. Director Elizabeth Lovelady's fine young cast handle Shaw's (and Fanny's) work with impeccable comic timing. It's light as a feather and sharp as a razor, with plenty of good licks for that most miserable of creatures, the theater critic. —Keith Griffith

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