Our Holiday Stories | 16th Street Theater, Berwyn Cultural Center | Theater & Performance, Holiday Shows | Chicago Reader

Our Holiday Stories The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 4 2011

Each of the three tales that comprise this evening of holiday stories is untraditional in its own way. Elizabeth Berg's witty "Over the Hill and into the Woods" features an acerbic, sharp tongued, hilarious grandmother—the very opposite of the jolly, white-haired, Norman Rockwell archetype. Rohina Malik's "Ramadan Moon" takes familiar Christmas themes (family, faith, small miracles) and uses them to tell a moving story set during the month-long annual Muslim fast. Tanya Saracho's darkly comic "Our Good Night" chronicles one woman's disillusioning trip home for the holidays. The pieces are presented with grace and energy, by four actors performing reader's-theater-style, from scripts placed on music stands. —Jack Helbig

Price: $18


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