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In William Mastrosimone's suspenseful 1986 drama, the leader of an eco-terrorist group that's killed 27 people agrees to be interviewed by a young television journalist. The issues surrounding civil disobedience are once again timely, and Mastrosimone scores some salient points, attacking big-business cover-ups and media self-interest as well as examining the thin line between lofty goals and personally motivated ambitions. In this LoudByte Productions debut directed by Matthew Singletary, Steve Gribben and Ton-Essa La'Rocque generate enough tension and immediacy to save the playwright's arguments from the story's melodramatic elements. --Mary Shen Barnidge a Through 7/21: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM, Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway, 773-5381-6868, $15.

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