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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 21 2015

Let us pause a moment to contemplate Regina Taylor. You probably know her face from the occasional TV movie or series. A few years back, for instance, she played Molly Blane, wife of an army black-ops squad leader, on CBS's The Unit. You almost certainly know her writing from Crowns, the gospel-saturated warhorse that according to the Goodman Theatre website "was the most performed musical in the country in 2006." But under these routinely successful personas there appears to be another, weirder Taylor—not avant-garde or innovative, exactly, but nervy as hell. I should've recognized it four and a half years ago when her trilogy the Trinity River Plays ran at Goodman. A family saga covering 17 years (i.e., the life cycle of certain cicadas), it was big and busy—a "riot of motifs, metaphors, conceits, subtexts, and story lines," as I said in my review. What I didn't appreciate then is that Taylor never backed down from the chaos. Continue reading >>

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