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This week, we’ve been bombarded by the horrifying images of the London riots but in the summer of 2005 we were also confronted by a different set of terrifying images from that city – the aftermath of suicide bombings by four young British men in the London public transportation system (underground subway and bus) that killed 52 people and injured more than 700.  The 2005 London bombing is the backdrop for Simon Stephen’s heart-stopping, gut-punching play Pornography, now in a spectacular Chicago premiere at Steep Theatre Company.  If all you’ve been doing this summer so far is getting sunburned and sweaty-drunk in the city’s never-ending, and quite frankly, tedious, street festival circuit, then I suggest you hightail it immediately to Berwyn and Broadway, where Steep is proving that the concept of the “dog days of summer” doesn’t apply to Chicago’s ingenious theater scene.

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