Two Rooms | Performing Arts Review | Chicago Reader

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Eighteen years after Lee Blessing's drama premiered, it's sadly still relevant. An American hostage in an Arab prison struggles to come to terms with his role as a pawn while stateside his wife rages against those who'd have her accept it--among them, a crusading press and a complacent government whose agendas rely on the suffering of innocent civilians. Anthony Guerrero's cast focuses on the issues to convey the characters' despair, employing a minimum of posturing (though Jacob Christopher Green overdoes the prisoner's angst). This Hubris Productions staging offers an articulate explication of the problems in the Middle East, though the solutions remain elusive. Through 5/7: Thu-Sun 8 PM, Steep Theatre, 3902 N. Sheridan, 773-784-2772, $15-$20, industry nights Thu.

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