I Am a Camera | Neo-Futurarium | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

I Am a Camera The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 13 2010

Underdeveloped but dotted with winsome flashes of insight, Greg Allen's meditation on photography and identity is warmhearted in a minor-key way. Jeremy Sher and Caitlin Stainken reveal personal information and share anecdotes about work, romance, and family life, using a variety of photographic images to illustrate. At one point, they sit at a table, with an assortment of photos of themselves in various postures, and improvise responses to each other's questions by pointing out an appropriate picture. It's enjoyable, but I found myself hoping for a little more tension and conflict after a while, or at least a palpable sense of the existential regret that looking at old photos can sometimes engender. --Kerry Reid

Price: $10-$15


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