Turn That Thing Around: A Manic Narrator's Longest Ride | Gorilla Tango Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Turn That Thing Around: A Manic Narrator's Longest Ride New Review (Theater and Comedy) The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 29 2015

A college freshman forgets to call his doctor for the results of his HIV test before a three-day weekend, fueling his anxiety during a thousand-mile road trip to camp. In sporadic short scenes, Iris Sowlat's production at Gorilla Tango chronicles the student's emerging bipolar disorder through stream-of-consciousness snippets, and its attempt to visually approximate a manic episode lends itself to all sorts of undergraduate indulgence: there's a 15-instrument soundtrack, a monitor displaying ever-changing cryptic scene titles, lots of darting around the stage, and a literal glass case of emotion. If he strips it of the arty embellishments, though, fresh-out-of theater-school playwright Aaron Harris Woodstein has an autobiographical tale in hand for the next Moth Story Slam. —Dan Jakes

Price: $15

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