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“L’Imitation of Life” is a Sparkly, Slightly Bawdy Romp

**** Recommended **** Hell in a Handbag is one of my favorite companies because I know I’m in for a lot of laughs watching their parodies of old movies and TV shows starring ‘tough’ women. “L’Imitation of Life” is a parody of the 1959 film, “Imitation of Life”, starring Lana Turner as a woman determined to be a Broadway star. In the Handbag production, Lana Turner becomes the character. “L’Imitation of Life” is sparkly, bawdy, off-color, predictable, and totally fun! I give it 4 Spotlights.

Hell in a Handbag’s “L’Imitation of Life” runs through May 6th at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Valet parking is available. Running time is 2 hours with an intermission. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3:00 pm. There is an additional performance on Monday, April 30th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $29 in advance ($34 at door). FYI (773) 327-5252, or

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