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A 12 Steps Program performs Jason Williams's play, ostensibly an episode of canceled sitcom Arrested Development. Here the Bluth family's booze-soaked matriarch, Lucille, changes places with a cheery suburbanite. Some of the character likenesses are striking, such as Anne Harvey as Lindsay and Adi E. Paliti as her maybe gay husband, Tobias. With others, however--like Rachel Urbanowicz as Lucille and Katie Enright as granddaughter Maeby--there's a complete disconnect. The staging is also poorly paced, failing to mimic the TV show's quick scene changes. Though this is a great showcase for Williams's comedy--it includes hilarious lampoons of other Fox shows--his rendition of a cult favorite will likely leave fans pining for the real deal. Through 6/7: Wed 8 PM, Live Bait Theater, 3914 N. Clark, 312-805-0852, $10.

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