Lascivious Something | Strawdog Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 8 2013
Price: $15-$20
Sheila Callaghan's intricately woven drama doesn't waste any time. The first act—set in 1980, when an American woman arrives at the Aegean villa of a former lover and his current wife—unleashes so many startling revelations that a theatergoer might spend intermission wondering if there are any surprises left. There are. Callaghan's conceit is to race ahead through a scene's possible outcomes, and then reset the action without comment. At times this annoys, telling us things that ought to be implied. But mostly it works, lifting the veil on a cruel, beautiful set of relationships that could come straight out of Aeschylus. Ronan Marra directs a powerful four-person cast for Signal Ensemble Theatre. —Keith Griffith

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