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Inheritance 

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This multimedia work by CAMP (Creative Arts Melting Pot) is often visually beautiful but intellectually confusing, combining dance, monologues, short scenes, video, and music to tell a story that doesn't hold together. Alice (played simultaneously at different ages by Colleen Murray, Heather Kroski, and Laura Chiaramonte) is a naive, lonely 30-year-old, long ago abandoned by her mother, who confuses abuse with love and so finds herself alone and drunk with an awful man in a barn miles from nowhere. Davidson Cole's poetic script creates beautiful images despite the melodramatic material but remains too heavy--the only flashes of humor come in some witty video footage of Alice meeting cute with the man, whom (perhaps thankfully) we never see onstage. Through 5/21: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, 773-278-1500, $15. Closing.

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