They Died Where They Lied: Black Comedy From Land of the Midnight Sun
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Set inside a roadside saloon filled with memorable locals and a skirt-chasing bartender, Niki Dreistadt's Burning Rubber serves up the story of a young man who makes a pit stop on his way home for a family emergency, desperately seeking to reconcile the past and the present. Some Things Stick by Matthew Beard charts the blossoming relationship of a couple as they move from strangers to confidants. This exciting pair of world-premiere one-acts comes courtesy of Vivarium Theatre Company. Learn More
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Featured review from Bob Armstrong
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Didn't get much out of it. There was a general intent I noticed for the play to model its storyline after Waiting For Godot, although mercifully this play manages to get through both "acts" in about an hour and a half without intermission. Viewers will depend a lot on explanation given in theatre program, that this or that character symbolizes this or that and the two principal characters represent the Nordic identity, something like that. The meanings are apparently political, whereas most English-language audiences will probably be tuned into looking for Shakespearean or classical icons. As entertainment it's tiring that the husband-wife couple at the story's center don't like each other much and bicker consistently throughout the evening. I must admit that most of the audience was laughing fairly often, if not exactly guffawing. Stylized set of a forest preserve campground was attractive, colorful and fun to see.
Please be advised that They Died Where They Lied contains adult subjects and language.