The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle | Steep Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 14 2015
Price: $10-$35
Irish playwright Ross Dungan spins a witty, highly literate tale of an average Irishman, Eric Argyle, forced, as his first task after his death, to explain key moments in this life to a jury of his peers. The story that unfolds echoes A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life, but Argyle is even more ordinary than a Scrooge or a George Bailey—which makes his less-than-wonderful life all the more touching. Performed without an intermission, this nearly two-hour show from Steep Theatre sparkles with terrific individual performances (Jeff Duhigg, for example, gives a star turn as Argyle), but what really makes the production special is how well this ensemble works together under director Jonathan Berry: thanks to its teamwork and perfect timing, even the quietest moment in this clever play has power and grace. —Jack Helbig
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