Superman 2050 | Donny's Skybox Studio | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Saturdays. Continues through June 18 2011
Price: $12
Theater Unspeakable's 35-minute late-night show borrows plot, dialogue, and its approach to characters from the 1979 movie Superman--but leans even more heavily on special effects. Images like those of a man in flight, bullets bouncing off a villain's torso, and Clark Kent racing a bullet train are created live by Marc Frost's seven-person cast, who remain perched on a three-by-seven-foot wooden platform for the duration. (They also hum the theme music, conjure dozens of different locations, and portray scores of inanimate objects.) It's a charming stunt that manages only one knock-your-socks-off image yet offers plenty of small pleasures, efficiently delivered. --Dan Weissmann



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