The Heidi Chronicles | Prop Thtr | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 8 2016
Price: $20
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In Wendy Wasserstein's 1988 episodic drama, a network of Ivy League baby boomers explore different professional and personal avenues while riding massive cultural shifts from the 60s on. At the center is an art historian who navigates an ambitious life among the upper crust as attitudes toward women with careers evolve, devolve, and evolve again. In a play built on incremental personality changes over time, there's little character variation between the decades in this staging by the Cuckoo's Theater Project. Director Sara Carranza makes a proactive effort to broaden the sisterhood themes with color-blind casting, but with so many speeches delivered park-and-blow style, most opportunities for keen revelations get lost. One exception is Rebecca Sparks, who makes a meal out of Heidi's powerbroker friend, Susan. —Dan Jakes

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