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Biloxi Blues



A revival of Neil Simon's popular 1985 Tony-winning account of army life--the middle play in his autobiographical trilogy (which also includes Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound)--is hardly a daring choice for the young RiMeChi Theatre Company and Keyhole Theatre. But the ensemble that director Seth Remington has gathered perform with such verve and intelligence they make even the more manipulative moments in Simon's carefully polished tale seem fresh and real. Richard Leo Madison is especially winning as Simon's barely fictionalized stand-in, Eugene. --Jack Helbig a Through 10/7: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 7 PM, Josephinum, 1500 N. Bell, 312-324-0362, $20-$25.

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