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Amy Morton and Francis Guinan

Michael Brosilow

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 20 2017
Price: $20-$89
The hits just keep on coming—along with the jabs, slaps, smacks, and finger flicks. Between Straight White Men, Pass Over, and now Taylor Mac's Hir (pronounced here, not her), the second half of Steppenwolf Theatre's current season feels like the dramatic equivalent of a victim-impact statement, testifying to the traumas wrought by hetero white American male perps on pretty much everybody else. In Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, one of the title characters has been brought to a state of spiritual paralysis by guilt over his privilege. Set in an urban ghetto, Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over features not only the requisite brutal white cop but also a satanic Caucasian in a nice suit, who tempts two poor young black men with goodies out of the picnic basket of the American dream. Continue reading >>
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