The Revenants | Athenaeum Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 22 2015
Price: $27
WildClaw Theatre's suspenseful zombie thriller is a creepily effective tale of liebestod. It's the story of longtime friends Gary (Josh Zagoren) and Karen (Elizabeth Birnkrant), who are holed up in an abandoned basement with their spouses—who've been transformed into flesh-eating monsters by a mysterious plague that has ravaged the town. Unsure whether their bloodthirsty mates, Molly (Krista D'Agostino) and Joe (Drew Johnson), still retain any humanity or should simply be put down, Gary and Karen also wrestle with their complex romantic feelings for each other. Playwright Scott T. Barsotti and director Brad Akin have crafted a darkly comic but also genuinely engrossing study in claustrophobic horror, aided by a fine cast and a first-rate design team including Dan Stratton (set), John Kelly (lights), Rick Sims (sound), Aly Renee Aimidei and Ryan Oliver (the all-important gory makeup), and Scott Cummins (stage violence). —Albert Williams



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