Skylight | The Second Stage | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through June 18 2011
Price: $20
Former lovers Tom and Kyra argue till dawn over who betrayed whom and which of them has cultivated the dumber illusions, taking time out to screw. A wealthy entrepreneur, Tom considers himself wronged by Kyra for abandoning him, by his late wife for not forgiving him for the affair, and by society for not worshipping him. He lands some painful jabs, but Kyra, who teaches in a bleak urban school, holds the moral high ground throughout. David Hare's 1995 drama requires that the actor playing Tom make up in magnetism for what the character lacks in decency and self-awareness. Forced to step into the role at the last minute, director Nick Izzo gives an honorable effort but falls short in Appetite Theater's production. Colin Fewell projects a winning awkwardness as Tom's teenage son, Edward. --Dan Weissmann



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