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A Still Life in Color

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T.U.T.A. (The Utopian Theatre Ensemble) performs Philip Dawkins's new play about a love triangle set in a town inundated by rain for nine years. Dawkins's ability to both incorporate and mock the conventions of classical Japanese theater (and briefly, Samuel Beckett's Play) is initially promising. The cast assembled by director Zeljko Djukich is skillful, particularly Jeremy Glickstein as a self-absorbed prince buffeted by his passions and Jacqueline Stone as a woman whose unrequited love leads her to acts both selfless and monstrous. But Dawkins is a little too in love with his own wordplay and neglects the task of melding the piece's different textures, and by the end we feel as if we've been bludgeoned with the whimsy stick. Through 12/18: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM, Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago, 847-217-0691, $15-$20; industry shows Thu and Sun.

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