Red Bud | Strawdog Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28 2015
Price: $23
Chicago playwright Brett Neveu excels at telling moving stories about inarticulate or emotionally stunted characters who face deep personal crises they can barely bring themselves to talk about. This time the tale he tells is set among a group of old buddies, each of whom is reckoning with the loss of his youth. Brand Russell's production for Signal Ensemble brings out the best in Neveu's drama: the performances are strong and subtle, and the pacing is just leisurely enough for us to feel the fear and quiet desperation that grips them all. Colby Sellers turns in a fine performance as a chronic loser who has yet to hit bottom, as does Sarah Gitenstein, playing a wife who finds herself the only adult—and a pregnant one at that—in a group of middle-aged boys. —Jack Helbig

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