The Skyway Is Falling | Acme Art Works | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Skyway Is Falling The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 6 2008

Matt Rieger's buddy comedy chronicles the chaos created by four would-be criminals who turn out to be full-time losers. Friendships are strained and loyalties tested a la Mamet's American Buffalo as they fall out over a $9,000 heist from a Skyway tollbooth. The Illegal Drama cast members direct themselves, which is normally a ticket to bad acting. It may have been an advantage here, though, since the actors know each other just as well as the characters do. Nicely contrasted and morosely familiar, these likable lugs derail often, but the results are touching. --Lawrence Bommer

Price: $15

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