Maria/Stuart | Theater Wit | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 5 2013
Price: $15-$25
A supernatural changeling intrudes upon a New Jersey grandmother's birthday party to expose her offspring's long-hidden sins, chronicled in a letter hidden in a bust of the 18th-century German playwright Friedrich Schiller. The plot of Jason Grote's 2008 play is far-fetched; still, the dark comedy effectively captures the dysfunctional dynamics of denial and guilt in a family with secrets—which is to say, most families. And the performances and design in Marti Lyons's crisp staging for Sideshow Theatre Company are uniformly spot-on. This Chicago premiere is quirky, intriguing, funny, creepy, and affecting all at once. —Albert Williams



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