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When: Mondays, Thursdays, Sundays. Continues through March 16 2017

You want to talk about great work in little rooms? The initial offering from Baby Crow Productions, new arrivals from New York, takes place in director Margaret Grace Hee’s Uptown apartment. But this production has a depth and magic that bely its minimalism, as Norma Chacon and Anthony Venturini summon each other’s ghosts in the amorphous atmosphere of a play-length dream. It’s a piece that rewards imaginative engagement—the word “suicide” is never used, the details of Venturini’s death are never elaborated, and rather than making things vague, playwright Christina Quintana’s sleight of hand enables a range of transformations and substitutions to be worked upon the bare facts of life in a manner akin to dreams. Chacon is extraordinarily nimble, with impressive range, but Venturini works at the sacred nexus of clown and shaman—his storytelling, varied and impossibly moving, sounds all the notes. —Max Maller

Price: $15 suggested donation


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