From White Plains | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 23 2014
Price: $15-$25
After winning an Oscar for his documentary about a gay high school student who kills himself after years of bullying, Dennis publicly names the bully, and both men's lives quickly unravel. It takes playwright Michael Perlman half of this 90-minute play to move beyond illustrating the Big Issues—and he never questions whether anything besides a single bully's taunts might have driven the kid to suicide—but once he gets to the actual drama, he offers an emotionally compelling, ethically confounding ride. Director Spenser Davis coaxes grounded, nuanced performances in this swiftly paced Broken Nose Theatre production. Though the play ends with an unaccountable fizzle, the final confrontation between Dennis and the bully is a doozy. —Justin Hayford



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