Leaves, Trees, Forest | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 3 2013
Price: $15-$23
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Good acting saves a paper-thin script in this MPAACT world premiere. Paul Notice's 80-minute one-act concerns an ambitious 22-year-old African-American congressional aide who betrays his integrity—and his sometime girlfriend—in pursuit of a plum political job. Skimming the surface of such hot-button issues as Obamacare, freedom of religion, and marriage equality, Notice's brisk little fable offers no new insight into the moral choices faced by idealists in a cynical profession. Director Carla Stillwell nevertheless coaxes fresh, spontaneous performances from her six-person ensemble. —Albert Williams

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