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Reparation 

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David Schulner's purposely ugly new play, in which a wealthy man abuses his power to rid his body of disease, aims to consider responsibility on the personal, corporate, and global levels. But under Richard Cotovsky's direction, Darrell W. Cox as the physically ill, sickly malevolent rich man is so good at oozing unscrupulousness that we wonder why the other characters get drawn into his scheme. His bodyguard is loyal and wants to get paid. OK. But it's impossible to understand why the man's lawyer (Joe Jahraus) and his unfortunate victim (Sean Nix) would get involved with this guy. Instead of wondering whether we'd do what they're doing, exploring the morality of their actions, we keep asking ourselves why they're doing these things. Through 4/24: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 7 PM. Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway, 773-549-1815. $18-$22.

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