Beyond Caring | Lookingglass Theatre Company | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Beyond Caring The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 7 2017

Gnarled hands swipe chemicals across the floor. Clots of blood and bone, macramed between the blades and coils of antique slaughterhouse machinery, need to be cleaned, the works sterilized before the unseen boss's new sausage line can go into production in the morning. Somebody's gotta do it, and tonight, for 90 minutes, we'll see who does it and how it's done. The unheroic, degrading condition of the underpaid menial temp worker is the subject of British playwright and director Alexander Zeldin's Beyond Caring, which is being presented at Lookingglass in a form revised from its original 2014 run at the National Theatre in London. This is muckraking political art, bathed in the same uncompromising light as Upton Sinclair's Bubbly Creek and Orwell's pigsties. Alive to the complexity of human suffering, it urges a new awareness of the most dire and invisible struggles in society today. Continue reading >>

Price: $40-$60


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