Return Trip Tango | Theater Critic's Choice | Chicago Reader
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Although it only runs for half an hour, Angelo Restivo's cunningly ordered, well-crafted, and locally made adaptation of a Julio Cortazar story makes use of so many free-floating narrative signifiers--including an adept use of sound and music--that it comes across as an outline for a novel. Circling around an ambiguous murder mystery that isn't so much solved as multiplied and varied like a musical theme, this tantalizing short provides a kind of do-it-yourself fiction kit; what you bring to it is what you get. With Marika Turano, Celia Lipinski, and Mark Dember. (International House, 1414 E. 59th St., Friday, May 20, 8:00 and 10:00, to be shown with Luis Bunuel's Susana, 753-2274)

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