Tragedy: A Tragedy | Red Tape Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 4 2011
Price: $15-$25
Eighteenth-century English empiricist David Hume famously argued that you can't predict the future based on the past. Just because billiard balls always rolled away when you hit them before doesn't mean that'll happen next time. And just because the sun rose yesterday doesn't mean it'll rise tomorrow. The folks in Will Eno's 2008 Tragedy: A Tragedy live in a Humian world. The sun has gone down and they're not at all sure they'll see it again. In fact, the four television reporters with whom we spend the evening are covering nighttime as an environmental disaster. Absurd comedy fuels the early passages of Jeremy Wechsler's production for Red Tape Theatre, and there are some tender lyric moments later on. But even at 75 minutes, the show becomes a little tedious as we realize too early exactly where each character will come to rest. --Tony Adler



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