Many Loves | Lincoln Square Theatre, Berry Memorial United Methodist Church | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 16 2008
Phone: 312-409-4778
Price: $16-$20
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Poet William Carlos Williams had a knack for bringing heightened significance to everyday words and images. In the three stylized prose playlets that make up Many Loves, the romantic lives of ordinary people--a factory worker, a farmer's daughter, a housewife--bubble over with quiet desperation. Binding the sketches together is a self-conscious counter-play, written in verse, involving the ostensible author of the short pieces--a young man who resembles The Sea Gull's Treplev in his naivete and his infatuation with his leading lady. Plays about people putting on plays can quickly grow muddled, so the loose but well-managed disorder of Joanie Schultz's Caffeine Theatre staging is most welcome. She benefits also from a game cast who trip up only when required to recite verse. --Zac Thompson

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