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When: Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 21 2017

The art of storytelling is on display at Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700 space, and the theme is “family.” Hosted by the lanky and affable Jeremy Owens, You’re Being Ridiculous features a rotating cast of performers on a once-a-week schedule, so opening night's autobiographical tales of debauchery, hateful resentment, self-discovery, and being probed in stirrups by OBGYN students at a medical school in rural Missouri won’t be repeated. Still, here’s a taste: Christianity wreaks havoc on the young. Coming out to parents in Arkansas is difficult and demoralizing. Some people think a storytelling performance at a major theater is a great opportunity for open-air cry therapy. And if there’s anything on the docket for the rest of this LookOut series that remotely approaches Lisa Marie Farver’s Faulknerian tale of trailer sex with a first cousin who later died, this is not an occasion to be missed. —Max Maller

Price: $20

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