You're Being Ridiculous | Steppenwolf Theatre, 1700 Theatre | Literary Events, Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 21 2017
Price: $20
The art of storytelling is on display at Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700 space, and the theme is “family.” Hosted by the lanky and affable Jeremy Owens, You’re Being Ridiculous features a rotating cast of performers on a once-a-week schedule, so opening night's autobiographical tales of debauchery, hateful resentment, self-discovery, and being probed in stirrups by OBGYN students at a medical school in rural Missouri won’t be repeated. Still, here’s a taste: Christianity wreaks havoc on the young. Coming out to parents in Arkansas is difficult and demoralizing. Some people think a storytelling performance at a major theater is a great opportunity for open-air cry therapy. And if there’s anything on the docket for the rest of this LookOut series that remotely approaches Lisa Marie Farver’s Faulknerian tale of trailer sex with a first cousin who later died, this is not an occasion to be missed. —Max Maller

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