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Critics Picks
2019-10-22

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The Color Purple, Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace, through Nov. 3—Director Lili-Anne Brown allows this speedy musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning to properly breathe with great emotional performances and gorgeous singing. SCM

X, Sideshow Theatre at the Biograph, through Oct. 27—Astronauts stranded in a space station on Pluto contemplate the many meanings of "X" and so do we, in Alistair McDowall's latest sci-fic puzzler. MSB

Whose Body? Lifeline Theatre, through Nov. 10—Dorothy Sayers' playboy-turned-sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey solves the case of the body in the bathtub, as adapted in 2002 by Frances Limoncelli, launching a successful decade-long series for Lifeline Theatre. MSB

Love, Chaos & Dinner, Teatro ZinZanni, open run—Now refreshed with new acts, this circus-style dinner theater combines clowning, acrobatics, music, fanciful costumes and a tasty four-course meal in an elaborate tent for a special but pricey night out. SCM

By Mary Shen Barnidge and Scott C. Morgan


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