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Hurricane Sandy plays a Leading Role in Gripping Northlight Drama, “By the Water”

**** Recommended **** It seems to me that families faced with disasters, natural or otherwise, will react in a couple of ways.  They’ll either stay close, pulling together to overcome the problem or they’ll fall apart as the cracks already existing in the family foundation fracture.  In “By the Water”, the gripping new drama at Northlight Theatre, Hurricane Sandy has all but destroyed the good life of the Murphy family.  “By the Water” is so well written, I knew who these people were and how they ticked within minutes of their appearance on the stage.  4 Spotlights

“By the Water” runs through April 23rd at Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Running time is 1 hour, 40 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:00 pm (except April 5th) and 7:30 pm; Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:30 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:30 pm (except April 16th) and 7:00 pm (April 9th only). Tickets range from $30-$81. Parking is free. FYI (847) 673-6300 or

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