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When: Thu., Sept. 1, 8:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Sat., Sept. 10, 2:30 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 11, 4 p.m. 2011

In Phillip Low's version of Arthurian legend, Lancelot is a ranting fanatic in camo fatigues and the king's villainous son, Mordred, is an angry young bastard with hip-hop inflections. Low plays both characters in alternating scenes. Holed up in a room somewhere, Lancelot chatters into a tape recorder about his search for meaning. Mordred, meanwhile, pays a visit to his wheelchair-bound father to have a gloat and air long-held resentments. Maximum Verbosity is the name of the Minnesota company producing this Chicago Fringe Festival entrant, and also the show's biggest problem. Though Low demonstrates a facility for language, his rushed, incantatory torrent of words is ultimately numbing. --Zac Thompson

Price: $10 + $5 Fringe button


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