Generation Gap Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Tuesdays. Continues through Aug. 2 2016

Cortney is a 25-year-old South Carolina girl living in Chicago. She used to have a grown-up corporate job but quit in a huff when she felt disrespected as a woman. Since then she's been stuck in slacker mode, drinking Buds with her buddy when she's not delivering cookies for a bakery. Then mom shows up to set her right. Cortney experiences a series of feminist "flashbacks": her grandma as a young spitfire who refuses to be wooed the old-fashioned way, her mom as a new employee getting hazed by male colleagues, and Cortney herself as a kid growing up in a sitcom household. The result, apparently, is an awakening. Well, that was easy. At under 50 minutes, Mary Beth Smith's script makes a short play but a very long public service announcement, vaguely conceptualized and indifferently staged. —Tony Adler

Price: $8

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