Cal in Camo | Rivendell Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Cal in Camo Recommended Agenda The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: First Thursday-Saturday of every month. Continues through Feb. 17 2018

She sits in her kitchen surrounded by bourgeois debris, face pale, hair limp, tubes attached to the breasts, finally unlatching the bottles, still empty, with a pneumatic pop. “My body doesn’t even know that she’s here,” Cal (Ashley Neal) says in despair, referring to her baby, played to perfection by a plastic doll and a recording of infant screeches. Cal and her frustrated husband, Tim (Eric Slater), live in a brand-new home in Sterling, Illinois, where happiness is as hard to come by as buyers of the fruit-flavored beer Tim peddles. Cal’s missed connection with her infant finds a mark when her estranged brother, Flynt (Keith Kupferer), part Lear and part Don Quixote, comes to visit. William Francis Hoffman’s poignant play oscillates between all-too-real and acid-washed mirage in a stellar production directed by Hallie Gordon. —Irene Hsiao

Price: $38, $28 students, seniors, and military

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