Last Theater Outings for the Year

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Man, this year quickly whizzed by like Sarah Palin on an Alaskan dog sled.  It’s been a terrific year of many personal milestones, though, so I have nothing to complain about.  I’m getting ready to publish my annual From The Ledge list of the most memorable theatrical productions in Chicago (look out for the list sometime over the weekend), but before I do that, I just wanted to wrap up another year in Chicago theater viewing with my comments on a couple of productions that opened over the past several weeks.  Before I left for Asia in the last week of November I managed to catch the opening of Hubris Productions’ mounting of Terence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; after I got back from Asia, I headed over to see the wacky goings-on in the Chopin Theater basement with The Hypocrites’ version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.

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