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All in a Day's Work: A Festival of Varied Voices


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Reminiscent of Studs Terkel's Working, this enjoyable evening of storytelling by Shootin' the Bull Theatre Company goes straight to the source for tales of tired, hopeful, frustrated, and fulfilled workers. Each program features 7 or 8 stories and monologues from a rotating lineup of 16. Though opening night was skewed toward aspiring artists venting, it was still interesting to hear firsthand accounts from the people who observed the details, endured the embarrassments, or experienced the rewards of their line of work. In an entertaining, engaging 80 minutes I not only laughed at the travails of a dog walker and a wedding DJ, I was drawn in by a teacher's satisfied account of making an impact. Through 11/29: Mon-Tue 8 PM. Stage Left Theatre, 3408 N. Sheffield, 312-339-0816. $10-$15.

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