Season's Greetings | Northlight Theatre | Theater & Performance, Holiday Shows | Chicago Reader

Season's Greetings Closing (Theater and Galleries) Recommended The Short List (Theater)

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

Director B.J. Jones gracefully negotiates the tight twists and turns of Alan Ayckbourn's sly, dark holiday comedy. Led by Rob Riley as the half-mad patriarch and Francis Guinan as his eccentric, ineffectual son-in-law, the cast realize each member of a dysfunctional, middle-class British family with virtuosic skill. And Heidi Kettenring supplies an outright star turn as a desperate housewife who falls for her sister's beau. Most impressive of all, though, is the skillful way in which Jones and company keep the story going without giving the bums rush to Ayckbourn's leisurely rhythms. —Jack Helbig

Price: $10-$60

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