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Bailiwick Repertory Directors' Festival: "Chicago Works"

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The 2003 edition of Bailiwick Repertory's annual showcase of emerging directors has been spread out over three installments: "Chicago Works," running through February 11; "In Adaptation/Translation" in April; and a gay- and lesbian-themed series in June. The "Chicago Works" portion, listed here, features ten short plays organized into programs of three or four plays each; all the scripts are new works by local authors. Performances take place Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30 PM at the Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. Tickets are $10; a "Chicago Works" pass costs $25. For reservations and more information, call 773-883-1090.

Following is the schedule through February 4; a complete schedule is available on-line at www.chicagoreader.com

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Territory

Anne Cooper's drama concerns a lesbian relationship threatened when one of the partners becomes ill and her sister steps in to take care of her. Heidi Peterson directs.

Actors Need Not Apply

Molly Martin stages James Conway's playwriting debut, a satire of reality TV.

The Cactus Cafe on the Rue Saint Croix la Brettoniere

L. Eugene Dickens's first play, a comedy about gay cruising in a Paris cafe, is directed by Eleanor Berman.

Lemon Sheets

Will Hare wrote this romantic comedy "for people who live in trees and eat at Hooters." It's directed by Laurel Haines.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Territory

See listing for Monday, February 3.

Actors Need Not Apply

See listing for Monday, February 3.

The Cactus Cafe on the Rue Saint Croix la Brettoniere

See listing for Monday, February 3.

Lemon Sheets

See listing for Monday, February 3.

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