Electra | Performing Arts Review | Chicago Reader

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The Heartland Studio performance space is so small the costumes of the chorus members brush against the people sitting in the front row, yet even in a larger room the conceptual unity of Lara Tibble's 90-minute adaptation of Sophocles' tale of filial devotion would be spellbinding. Original music by Paul Auksztulewicz and Matthew Dunn heightens the intensity of the emotions conjured by the ensemble, led by Elizabeth Christine Tanner as the heroic Electra, whose reunion with her brother could easily move one to tears. Through 5/14: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 2 PM, no show Sun 4/16, Heartland Studio Theater, 7016 N. Glenwood, 773-791-2393, $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

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