All Childish Things | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

All Childish Things The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 17 2011

Friends since they were old enough to toddle around a playground, Dave, Max, and Carter have grown into thirtysomething losers whose primary bond is a shared obsession with all things Star Wars. Now, together with Carter's girlfriend Kendra, they want to redeem themselves by doing something really and truly foolish. Playwright Joseph Zettelmaier uses the Skywalker trope to provide texture, but what we're actually looking at here is a familiar and often clunky heist comedy that loses its momentum in the second act as it tries to show its math. Though Dennis Frymire's staging for Hubris Productions has some sweet moments, the cast tend to come across as if they’re still out on the playground, pretending—particularly Eric Loughlin, who, as the obligatory mob boss, suffers from a significant threat deficit. —Tony Adler

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