The Lake Effect | Chicago Temple, First United Methodist Church | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Lake Effect Agenda The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 26 2013

Playwright Rajiv Joseph is best known for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, which was introduced to Chicago last winter by the Lookingglass Theatre Company. A Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2010, the play offers a dreamlike, absurd, yet morally and politically serious evocation of Dubya's Iraq war—narrated by the title cat, who's killed for biting off an American soldier's hand only to find himself walking the ruined streets of Baghdad as a ghost. Don't expect the same sort of experience from The Lake Effect, the Joseph script getting an uneven but involving world-premiere production now at Silk Road Rising. This one is a totally different animal. Continue reading >>

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