The Fall of Man | RBP Rorschach | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Fall of Man Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 7 2012

If you can wade through all the high-flown blank verse, Paradise Lost has its racy bits. Adam and Eve, Milton tells us, weren't limited to holding hands before the fall. And neither are the two characters in Jonathan Holloway's exhaustively dense one-act, which alternates dialogue between a pair of lovers with lengthy recited passages from Milton. Peter, a wealthy married man, is conducting an affair with his children's Polish nanny Veronica. Holloway's literary nuance falls by the wayside with the lovers' clothing though. The full-frontal nudity in this Right Brain Project show might be excessive, but it's not altogether unpleasing, thanks to director Adam Webster's casting. As the couple, Corey Noble and Anna Robinson are equally comfortable with the difficult poetry as they are reciting it in the buff. —Keith Griffith

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