Repeating Ourselves | Prop Thtr | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Realize Theatre Group found four writers, gave them all the same snippet of over-the-top emotionally charged dialogue, and asked each of them to build a scene around it. Sounds like an undergraduate writing-class assignment—and so, for the most part, do the resulting scenes, all directed by Taryn Smith. A petulant man argues with the petulant voice of God, two students have a bitter argument about something or other on a park bench, etc. Only one contribution generates characters strong enough to swallow the assigned snippet whole: a piece about a late-night argument between a cop and her brother, who’s driven onto her lawn blind drunk. But even there, the conceit comes across as an obstacle to be negotiated rather than a constraint that adds meaning or clarity. —Keith Griffith



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