*** Recommended *** In its essence, “Little Fish” is a story about a young woman’s struggle to quit smoking. I could relate – as could almost anyone who has gone through nicotine withdrawal. Self-loathing is just one of the emotions that desperately surly person might be feeling. That wasn’t enough for playwright Michael John LaChiusa, who set “Little Fish” post-9/11, trying to make it more than it is. There is just no parallel between one woman’s search for a cigarette substitute and a community’s search for meaning after a senseless tragedy. 3 Spotlights
Kokandy Productions’ “Little Fish” runs through August 20th at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago. Running time 90 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $33-$38. Valet parking is available. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.kokandyproductions.com.
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