Luna Gale | Goodman Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 23 2014
Price: $12.50-$67
The thorny dilemmas raised by investing a mortal with the power to decide fates are the subject of Rebecca Gilman's gripping new play, Luna Gale, now onstage at Goodman Theatre under the efficient direction of Robert Falls (this is the fourth Gilman script he's staged). The title refers to the name of a six-month-old baby who, at the start of the play, has been brought to the hospital with a case of diarrhea and severe dehydration. Her parents are Peter (Colin Sphar) and Karlie (Reyna de Courcy), a pair of 19-year-old meth addicts. In the waiting room, they're met by Caroline (Mary Beth Fisher), a no-nonsense, clipboard-wielding caseworker who briefly interviews an obviously tweaked-out Karlie and determines that Luna Gale should definitely not go home with her parents. Peter sleeps through the whole thing. Continue reading >>


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