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Even after a nine-year Chicago run and a disappointing film adaptation, Will Kern's enduring look at a day in the life of a Chicago cabbie (based on Kern's own experiences) proves that a good backseat orgasm will get 'em every time. In this revival, Jonas Grey embodies the vulnerability that comes with driving a taxi. Transporting random citizens at all hours to all sections of town, he's subject to crime, unwanted physical contact, rudeness, condescension, and, most striking, the emotional impact of passengers' revelations. The six supporting ensemble members--labeled simply Older White Man, Black Woman, etc--clearly enjoy themselves as they switch between subtle and flamboyant characters, each one based in a recognizable grain of everyman truth. --Kim Wilson Buck a Through 6/30: Sat 10 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights, 847-577-2121, $15.

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