The Reckless, Ruthless, Brutal Charge of It, or, The Train Play | Oracle Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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The Reckless, Ruthless, Brutal Charge of It, or, The Train Play 

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 17 2012
Phone: 312-316-1736
Price: food donations encouraged
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Submitted for your approval, as Rod Serling used to say on The Twilight Zone: eight strangers on a train, heading into a new dimension between science and superstition. Liz Duffy Adams's one-act "comi-threnody" offers a whimsical, self-consciously poetic portrait of a group of travelers riding the red-eye to the end of space and time. Included are a cynical writer, a disoriented scientist, an errant angel, a 12-year-old would-be superhero trying to discover her secret power, the earth goddess Gaia, and a trio of Russian brothers—coarse, drunken counterparts to Chekhov's three sisters—seeking world peace and great sex. Inspired by the millennial anxiety of the late 1990s, the play seems less relevant now, but the Will Act for Food ensemble redeems the script's shortcomings with a feast of fine performances. —Albert Williams

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