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Diamond Dogs Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 5 2017

The new sci-fi drama from the House Theatre is an acquired taste. Adapted from a novella by the prolific SF author Alastair Reynolds, the story is set in a distant universe during the 26th century, where a group of scientists and loners set out to uncover the mysteries of the "Blood Spire," a tower of terror with a mind of its own. As one might expect, there's a lot of intricate minutia—physics and dragged-out explanations in particular. But the dystopian backdrop is reliably entertaining and conspicuously frightening. Premiering just one day after hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Chicago to march in the name of women's rights, it was hard not to associate the chaos of the "Blood Spire" with the alternative facts coming from Trump Tower. Coincidental? Probably. Topical? Undeniably. —Matt de la Peña

Price: $15-$35


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