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- Tom McGrath
- A classic case of the lunatics running the asylum, in Marat/Sade
Allowing the the original sadist, the Marquis de Sade, to stage a play with a cast full of lunatics can only lead to trouble. And sure enough, all hell breaks loose in the insanely brilliant Right Brain Project staging of Peter Weiss’s 1963 masterpiece, Marat/Sade. Also recommended: Chicago Dance Crash’s smashing answer to mindless superhero flicks, Gotham City. And if Gotham‘s clown-faced villains are too creepy for you, there’s a gentler circus in the charming operetta The Circus Princess. Kerry Reid likes Paul Stovall’s sharp, painfully funny Immediate Family, while Zac Thompson suggests you take in Collaboraction’s booze-bedecked annual playfest Sketchbook, which has more heft this time around.