If You Split a Second | Uptown Center Leo Lerner Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

If You Split a Second The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 2 2013

Premiering at Pegasus Players, Dana Lynn Formby's play contains plenty of interesting elements: six characters played by two actors, an intriguing premise (one character alters everyone's destiny when, in a fit of anger, he kills his brother-in-law). There's even an intellectually challenging underlying question: How much control do we have over our lives when a split-second decision can change everything? What a shame Formby is never able to pull all this together into a moving, coherent story with relatable characters who grow over the play's two hours. This despite Ilesa Duncan's strong direction, and, in Stephanie Chavara and Dylan McGorty, a cast adept at quickly and gracefully transforming from one character to another. —Jack Helbig

Price: $25

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