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Busted City Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 16 2012

One thing I'll say for this Prop Thtr production: it certainly looks authentic. Staged in a real, live Irish bar, Paul Carr's new drama presents us with a crew of hardened blue-collar guys, griping and betting over the 1983 election that made Harold Washington Chicago's first black mayor—with all the racial and social tensions that entails. But—save for a competent, out-of-place performance by Arch Harmon as the single African-American in the group—Stefan Brun's staging is a redundant, amateurish affair marked by blown lines, curious casting, and a bartender whose only task seems to be counting the same stack of bills over and over. —Dan Jakes

Price: $15

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