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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through May 8 2016

The Kinematics are a new kid on the block—the fledgling theater collective barely have a website, and their Facebook page (first post November 2015) doesn't give you much to go on either. But the talent on display in this double bill will leave you feeling that you’ve been missing out for a long time. Produced by Chris Smith and staged at Pilsen's Chicago Art Department, the show features a rarely performed work—English playwright Mark Ravenhill's Pool (No Water)—and a world premiere, Milkwhite, by Anthony Kochensparger. Both are raw, visceral plays that touch on addiction and the manic, compulsive behavior of the artist in society. That may sound overly broad, but thanks to superb performances the theme is never short on substance. With that in mind, it’s easy to imagine the Kinematics going from new kid to hot ticket in the blink of an eye. —Matt De La Peña

Price: $15

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