Sun, Stand Thou Still | The Second Stage | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Sun, Stand Thou Still Recommended The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 5 2010

In its second production, the promising young Ka-Tet Theatre Company tackles Steven Gridley's absurdist tale with a joiner's eye for craft. On an endless open road through the desert, a trucker and a hitchhiker roll forward without past or purpose, encountering surreal friends and enemies. Gridley's play is more mood than story, but Ka-Tet's designers capture it like a horsefly in molasses. Isabella Ng's set, precariously cobbled out of old luggage and curios, conveys the sepia-tinged abstraction of Gridley's setting with ingenuity. Though director David Fehr's actors color outside the lines at times--slipping in and out of vague southern accents, for example--it's not to an extent that disrupts the show's eccentric vigor. --Keith Griffith

Price: $20


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