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God's Work 

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"I was born four times," says Rachel, the protagonist of this work created by the talented young Albany Park Theater Project. Twice she was born into life in an unheated basement with a swarm of siblings, all of them under the draconian rule of a religion-obsessed father, and twice into the sanctuary of an affectionate aunt and uncle's home. Directed by David Feiner and Laura Wiley, this play based on a true story is recounted in a multidisciplinary montage blending spoken text, interpretive dance, and original music composed by Colby Bessera and Micah Bezold. The result is a 70-minute kaleidoscope of vivid imagery and poignant emotion, conveyed with a compassionate restraint that makes this intense story all the more moving. Through 4/9: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 2 PM, Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway, 773-866-0875, $5-$15, Sun free for students.

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