A Fool Such as I | ETA Creative Arts Foundation | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

A Fool Such as I Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 24 2010

Gus Edwards's play about a relationship between a single man and a married woman is an interesting hybrid. It begins as a meditation on the art of storytelling, evolves into an amusing sex farce, and then ends with a domestic tragedy. The script is overwritten, often making its point long before a scene is over, but Edwards keeps things moving. Director Kamesha Jackson Khan and her four-member cast do a good job of negotiating the many emotional twists and turns. Corvet Williams is particularly good as a busybody who witnesses all her neighbors' sexual shenanigans, wishing she could be part of the act. --Jack Helbig

Price: $30

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