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Her World Disappears


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Sometimes wistful wondering about what might have been is more compelling than actual loss. In Tim Bruns's new one-act, being staged by Dark Tag Productions, a young, attached woman dreams about the particular missed moment when she and a male acquaintance might have turned friendship into love. However, her melancholy isn't justified by sufficient exploration of the actual relationship, and the play is so awkwardly structured that, despite heroic attempts by director Libby Ford to make the story clear, any potential emotional resonance gets lost. That's too bad, because Dana Tretta and Keith Neagle turn in delicately layered performances as the would-be lovers who can't stop thinking about what never happened. Through 11/23: Mon-Wed 8 PM. Side Studio, 1520 W. Jarvis, 773-426-6665. $5.

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