Orange Orbs | Oracle Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Orange Orbs The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 18 2011

There are merits to this tale of two teenage boys who find a baby in a pumpkin, then go after it when it's kidnapped by a talkative man with a pumpkin head. As the boys, Casey Bentley and Aaron Dean turn in campy, sometimes awkwardly charming performances reminiscent of kids in a Spielberg movie, and Daniel Caffrey's plot takes an interesting twist at the end. But information about the pumpkin-headed man, his long-lost lover, and the local lore surrounding them tends to muddle the action. The show would be perfect for Halloween, so it's curious that Tympanic Theatre Company has chosen to open it just in time for Christmas. —Joshua Sumner

Price: $12-$15

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