Sweet and Sad | Profiles Theatre, Main Stage | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 7 2012
Price: $35-$40
The upper-middle-class Apple family gather for a late lunch on September 11, 2011—the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and also the day this circuitous, delicate, unsatisfying piece by Richard Nelson originally opened at New York's Public Theater. Though the touchy, inquisitive clan do their best to avoid revisiting it, the enormity of the World Trade Center catastrophe both amplifies and diminishes their personal traumas: Tim's inability to keep a steady job, Richard's struggle with selling out his liberal politics, Marian's grief over her teenage daughter's suicide, aging Benjamin's vanishing memory, Kate's failure to turn the Apples into a happy family. Joe Jahraus's sterling cast navigate Nelson's emotional minefield with grace and gravity. But, short on dramatic structure, the play never gathers much momentum. —Justin Hayford



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