Quake | Royal George Theatre Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Feb. 19 2012
Price: $15
Relentlessly kooky Lucy blunders from one meet-cute to another—pausing occasionally to chat with That Woman, an astrophysicist turned serial killer—as she crisscrosses the country in search of true love. Playwright Melanie Marnich stitches together whimsy, wackiness, pathos, and poetic language in this 2001 play, but the seams show. Ultimately, Quake feels like a collection of zany, romantic comedy sketches dressed up with fancy talk about stars. A little goes a long way, but Sara Sawicki's staging for Buzz 22 Chicago makes inventive use of a tiny performing space and features a cast whose energy never flags. Rebecca Loeser's Lucy is goofy, gangly, and just shy of too much. —Zac Thompson



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