Too Much Memory | McKaw Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Too Much Memory The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 13 2010

At the start of Keith Reddin and Meg Gibson’s contemporized take on Antigone (smart phones, live video feeds), the narrator/chorus lectures us on our obligation to speak up but fails to consider the fact that a lot of people speak up without knowing what the hell they're saying. The rest of the show demonstrates the importance of that omission. Anna Carini's Antigone--though blistering--is narcissistic and incoherent in her beliefs, which shifts sympathy to Howie Johnson's Creon, who, while clearly operating above his pay grade, at least has some idea why he's doing what he does. Anna Bahow's direction for Sinnerman Ensemble is precise--and adding a speech for Creon's usually silent wife, Eurydice, is a nice touch--but the piece as a whole lacks focus and urgency. --Kerry Reid

Price: $20

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