The Picture of Dorian Gray | Lifeline Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 16 2008
Phone: 773-761-4477
Price: $15-$30
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Oscar Wilde's 1891 novel--about a handsome Victorian libertine who retains his boyish looks while his portrait changes to register the effects of age and debauchery--is effectively brought to the stage by playwright Robert Kauzlaric and director Kevin Theis. The narrative is delivered story-theater style, allowing the audience to savor Wilde's ironic, sometimes startling commentaries on beauty, love, art, innocence, illusion, and the interplay between the senses and the soul. Nick Vidal as the cruel and callow Dorian heads a strong ten-person ensemble in this production, which deftly juggles philosophical reflection, pitch-black humor, and supernatural horror. --Albert WIlliams

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