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Psyche 

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Can an inquisitive teenage girl and a love god find happiness together? Writer-director Valerie Black-Mallon's account of the Psyche and Eros myth refers to Romeo and Juliet, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Access Hollywood, yet adheres to the story with uncanny accuracy. Narrated in a contemporary tabloid vernacular mingled with classical verse and hip-hop rhymes, the show features an array of eclectic motifs, from paparazzi stalking the Mount Olympus elite to a sweetly graceful flamenco-tinged lovers' adagio. The New Theater Collective cast navigates all these playful multidisciplinary complexities without ever losing a sense of the story's gravity. Through 4/2: Thu-Fri 7:30 PM, Sun 2 PM, Hamlin Park field house, 3035 N. Hoyne, 773-635-0114, $15-$20.

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