Sunday, June 7, 2009

Graceland: Another Uptown-centric Play

THEATER REVIEW: "Graceland" ★★★★ Through June 28 at Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway; Running time: 1 hour, 25 minutes; Tickets: $25-$30 at 773-549-1815. Starring Brenda Barrie and Eric Burgher.

Ellen Fairey’s beautiful, haunting new Chicago play “Graceland” takes place in the eponymous cemetery—or, as one character puts it, “bone orchard”—on Chicago’s North Side. It is the weekend of the Air and Water Show, an event that serves mostly to unsettle Fairey’s likable but lost characters, all trying to go about the tricky business of coping with their troubled lives even as fighter jets roar illogically overhead.

Read more from Chris Jones at the Tribune's "Theater Loop."

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