Incident at Vichy | Redtwist Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 10 2016
Price: $30-$35, seniors $25-$30
Set in occupied France during World War II, Arthur Miller’s 1964 drama throws us into a holding cell with ten men who have been rounded up by Nazi officials, ostensibly for a routine check of their identity papers. As they’re led off to be interrogated one by one, it dawns on us that each man is or is suspected of being a Jew, and that those who are will be put on a freight train headed east. In this sharp and moving revival, director Ian Frank uses Redtwist Theatre’s close quarters to claustrophobic effect, creating a menacing atmosphere of tense whispers and flickering lightbulbs. A uniformly excellent cast communicates the terror of the situation as well as the continued relevance of Miller’s argument about our responsibilities to the oppressed. —Zac Thompson



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