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ARLA Productions’ “A Splintered Soul” takes some Interesting Twists

*** Recommended ***  I thought “A Splintered Soul” would be just another Holocaust story but it went in an unexpected direction, becoming a rather unique Holocaust story in the process.  Although the story could use a little judicious pruning, running over two hours, it was superbly well-acted.  Unfortunately, there were almost as many people in the cast as there were in the audience on the night I attended.  The cast deserves better!  I give “A Splintered Soul” 3 ½ Spotlights.

ARLA Productions’ “A Splintered Soul” runs through May 29th at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  Running time is 2 hours, 15 minutes, with an intermission.  Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 3:00 pm.  Tickets range from $28-$36.  Valet parking is available.  FYI (773) 327-5252 or

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