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Friday, December 14

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Rhino Theater Fest: Hit Me Like a Flower

A new play by Beau O'Reilly for the Rhinoceros Theater Fest. "Hit Me Like a Flower continues O'Reilly's “Big Play” experiment: large casts, lots of story line, expanse. Sarah Wallace has come to an East-Coast waspish town to start her therapy practice and cast a watchful eye over her long-estranged college daughter Terry, known to her friends as “Oddhead.” Sarah’s patients: Arthur Moore, a psychopath with a bear suit and a 2 by 4; William Coughlin, a sometime novelist of minor fame who is recovering from a stroke; and Mrs. Chester, a woman who has been living on the streets but now is ready for a bus ride. Terry’s friends are Saul and Hannah, and they are in their 20’s, skating tough, and worried about the war." 7pm, Curious Theatre Branch, 7001 N Glenwood. $12 or pay what you can. Call 773-274-6660 for reservations.

INFLUENCE. @ Sonotheque

Normally, this local monthly presented by Interrupt Media and Subsystence features established musicians coming together to DJ an unmixed selection of classic, personally influential tracks. Tonight, however, that theory is stretched a bit in honor of the occasion — the day before Election Day. Armchair political theorists and aging punks Israel Vines, Kit Geary, Rev. Robert Sinewave, T Lee, and Ken Meier will convene to play a selection of protest classics accompanied by the occasional documentary and anti-war film. Only for the headstrong. Happening at Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 21+. No cover.


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