The Art of Falling | Harris Theater | Dance | Chicago Reader
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Second City's Carisa Barreca, center, with Hubbard Street dancers Jesse Bechard, Alice Klock, Michael Gross, Emilie Leriche, and Jonathan Fredrickson

Second City's Carisa Barreca, center, with Hubbard Street dancers Jesse Bechard, Alice Klock, Michael Gross, Emilie Leriche, and Jonathan Fredrickson

Todd Rosenberg

When: June 9-19 2016
Price: $57-$109
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This uproarious, highly inventive collaboration between Hubbard Street and Second City, pairing irreverent sketch comedy with contemporary dance, seemed destined for an extended run after a successful debut performance in 2014. That prophecy has now been fulfilled, albeit with a few tweaks in the script to keep pace with pop-culture trends and a wild presidential-primary season. (I counted at least two new zingers that induced prickly laughs from the audience.) The narrative centers on the premise that people are bound to make missteps during their lives, especially when it comes to relationships. The beauty of this production, though, is that the artistic relationship feels natural from start to finish; some combinations take getting used to, others—like Hubbard Street and Second City—come together like peanut butter and jelly. Matt de la Peña

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