Tales of the Twinkling Twilight | Raven Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Tales of the Twinkling Twilight Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 25 2012

Developed in part through the Workshop Series at Raven Theatre, John Weagly's collection of ten playlets about "spacemen, werewolves, outlaws and angels" comes across as scattered, unfulfilling, and tone-deaf. Scenes in which the creatures long for "human connection, love and acceptance" feel awkwardly serious given the lack of a clear overall intention. Still, some bits show promise, including Kirstin Franklin's turn as a stranded alien who, hearing about a hot girl who "can take you places," attempts to hitch a ride with her into outer space. And the final piece, concerning a romance between a quirky snake collector and a nerdy arachnophile, gives me faith in Weagly's potential for melding the weird and the warmhearted. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $15-$20


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