Forgiveness | Cornservatory | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 15 2014
Price: $7-$15
About halfway through Julia Weiss's new comedy, someone asks, "What's the point of forgiveness?" He's referring to the act of absolution, but he could also be referring to the play itself. After ten years and a thousand SNL skits, does the world really need another parody of Garden State? Especially one that, despite lots of cutesy, absurdist, self-referential dialogue, has nothing new to say? In Forgiveness, our hero, Turk, is depressed because he accidentally committed fratricide in utero. In a bus station, he meets Forgiveness, lovely, perky, eccentric, yet also deeply wounded. With her help, and also help from a gruff homeless man (like Joe Pesci in the 1994 stinker With Honors), Turk learns to embrace life and all its wonderful possibilities. Of course. —Aimee Levitt

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