Correctional Fluids--From Pentecostal to Bi-Coastal | Performing Arts Review | Chicago Reader

Arts & Culture » Performing Arts Review

Correctional Fluids--From Pentecostal to Bi-Coastal

by

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

comment

In his one-man show, Spencer Lord tells his own incredibly eventful life story, depicting himself as a resourceful transient drifting all over the planet and into the lives of everyone from Dolly Parton to the Dalai Lama (deemed "too giggly"). Lord's world-weary demeanor and derisive sense of humor give his name-dropping a wry edge--and his peregrinations fascinate. But after he finds himself imprisoned on drug charges in the second act, the show veers more and more from amusing self-revelatory observations to masturbatory rambling--one criminally protracted speech about Christian persecution of Jews serves absolutely no purpose but to show off his intelligence. Ultimately Lord proves that too much self-indulgence can make even the most interesting lives tiresome. Through 7/28: Fri 9:30 PM, Bailiwick Repertory, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-883-1090, $22.

Add a comment