The Hammer Trinity | Chopin Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through May 3 2015
Price: $65
I have trouble following complicated plots. I find that it's especially difficult with narratives about wars, imaginary lands, and wars in imaginary lands. For a little while I can keep track of the various battalions of characters and their movements, but then they start to intermingle and I forget who's allied with whom, where they've stashed the sacred whatsit, and why so much depends on one brave orphan. And if there's a twist of any kind, forget about it. In The Hammer Trinity from the House Theatre of Chicago, playwrights Nathan Allen and Chris Mathews gorge themselves on each of those dishes in a multicourse banquet. Sure enough, there are wars, imaginary lands, complex alliances, a sacred whatsit, several brave orphans, and more twists and turns than you can shake a magic hammer at. I had no clue what was going on for long stretches, yet—and here's another twist for you—I found it both thrilling and thought-provoking. Continue reading >>



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