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Nobody struggles harder than Beth Henley's characters to impose a veneer of civilized behavior on an unruly universe. But the wedding in Impossible Marriage, uniting families of vastly different social temperaments, is doomed to disorder. Especially since a garden in full--extremely full--bloom reminds all involved to gather their rosebuds while they may, for time is yet a-flying. Under the direction of Eric Wegener, the actors in this Strawdog Theatre Company production (who exhibit impeccable dialects thanks to coach Matt Harding) resist the urge to charge ahead, instead adopting a stately pace that gradually accelerates as nature's entropy relentlessly asserts itself. Through 5/14: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 7 PM. Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway, 773-528-9696. $15-$20.

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