Sight Unseen | Vittum Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through April 16 2016
Price: $17, $12 kids 14 and under
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In some urban dystopia where resources are scarce, the rich and powerful inhabit something called the Tower, while everybody else tries to scratch out an existence in the Shambles, a sprawling shantytown built from garbage. It’s the same world created by Tom Arvetis for Spark, his 2014 play for middle-schoolers. In this prequel, a spunky teen named Janice flees the Tower and teams up with Shambles-dwelling brothers Kegan and Zeph to search for Janice’s mother, who’s joined a rebel group. As you’d expect from a prologue, many things are left unresolved, but Arvetis’s script is inventive and full of good lessons on bravery and compassion. Rives Collins and the cast of his Adventure Stage Chicago production put it over with pluck and scurrying energy. —Zac Thompson

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