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Mary Page Marlowe The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 29 2016

I had been thinking about the ways in which I seem to be different people at different times in my life," Tracy Letts told Chicago magazine's Novid Parsi, by way of explaining the genesis of his play Mary Page Marlowe, getting its world premiere now at Steppenwolf Theatre. Sure enough, MPM follows its title character through a lifetime's worth of identities—seven of them in all, perhaps to correspond with the seven ages Jaques lists during his famous all-the-world's-a-stage speech in As You Like It. We see Mary Page as a baby, a 12-year-old girl, and a 19-year-old college student anxious for adventure; as a young married woman and a mother on the cusp of divorce, at 50 and as an old lady in her final years. Continue reading >>

Price: $30-$89

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