Theories of the Sun | Theater Wit | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 3 2010
Price: $10-$20
Set in 1963, Kathleen Akerley's meditation on mortality and loss unfolds at a remote French inn whose guests include Tennessee Williams, Tom Stoppard, a young American chess enthusiast, and Barbara and Elizabeth Sweeny--a mother and daughter who've come from the U.S. to consult a French doctor about Elizabeth's strange medical condition. At the inn, Elizabeth encounters another guest, the mysterious Mr. Asher, who regales her with creation myths about the sun. Both the script and this Sideshow Theatre Company production play it coy in the first act, but things pick up considerably once the secret of what ails Elizabeth is out. Andy Luther's Williams steals the show with his mournful one-liners, and Akerley demonstrates admirable skill in shifting the tone from angst to absurdity. --Kerry Reid

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