Mojo Mickybo | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 6 2009
Phone: 773-878-3727
Price: $13-$26
Set in Belfast during the 1970s, Owen McCafferty's coming-of-ager follows two imaginative, excitable young boys who are too busy pulling pranks, fleeing bullies, and pretending to be Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to worry about living in a virtual war zone. When violence eventually intrudes on their lives, what's lost isn't so much their innocence as the bold, heedless resilience of childhood. In Jeff Christian's brisk, athletic staging for Seanachai Theatre Company, Robert Kauzlaric and Dan Waller play not only the boys but everyone else in their world--troubled parents, eccentric shopkeeps, neighborhood thugs. Their characterizations are crisp, their accents flawless, their depiction of boyhood boisterous, touching, and true. --Zac Thompson


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