“Swamp Baby” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

***RECOMMENDED*** One of the characters in Aaron Carter’s latest play “Swamp Baby” expressively states that, looking back upon one’s own life, it’s possible to reflect that is was all just a “convulsion of memory.” This is posited by a man who, purported to be a physician yet perhaps without the credentials to prove it, seems to be more interested in the eccentricities of the human body than the pain and secrets contained within the human heart. Carter, the local writer whose work has allows been informed by his fascination with magic, sideshows and the circus, has fashioned a hauntingly poetic work detailing capitalistic gain versus scientific advancements as well as themes of miscegenation and one which allows us to embrace the sometimes unpleasant sensation of what it must feel like to be an outsider looking in. Under Lauren “LL” Lundy’s sympathetic yet focused direction, this world premiere presented by MPAACT at The Greenhouse Theatre Center is radiant. 3 SPOTLIGHTS

“Swamp Baby” runs through March 3, 2019
The Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
All Show Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM
Tickets: $22 to $40 single tickets. Group tickets available.
Box Office: (773) 404-7336 or website www.mpaact.org
Running time is approximately two hours with one 10-minute intermission.

Read reviews by Carol Moore and Jeffrey Leibham at www.spotlightonlake.com.