Luther | Steep Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 2 2013
Price: $20-$22
Returning war veterans are put up for adoption in Ethan Lipton's muddled play. Thus Luther, an alternately childlike and homicidal former soldier, ends up with struggling urbanites Marjorie and Walter, who treat him like a cross between a well-trained Labrador and a troublesome five-year-old. When all three go to Walter's office party, Walter flirts with a coworker, Marjorie laments being a freelancer, and Luther acts out, landing in jail (chained, no less) and facing the possibility of being put down. If Lipton's point is that combat turns people into wounded animals, he wastes a lot of time making it. And if an astute director like Joanie Schultz can't make the satire cohere, it probably can't be done. —Justin Hayford



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