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“The Scene” – Midlife Crisis or One-Girl Wrecking Ball?

** Recommended ** People, usually men, frequently go totally off the rails in the midst of a midlife crisis.  Midlife crises can make for an interesting play if the characters are interesting and/or sympathetic.  None of the characters in “The Scene”, the new production at Writers Theatre, is at all sympathetic.  In fact, I found myself itching to ‘knock some sense’ into these people.  Watching the lives of these unlikable people unravel was agonizing.  The more I think about “The Scene”, the less I like it.   2 ½ Spotlights.

“The Scene” runs through April 2nd in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Running time is 2 hours, 10 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 3:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 and 6:00 pm (except March 12 & 19th and April 2nd. Tickets range from $35-$80. Free and abundant parking is available in the Metra commuter lots just east of Green Bay Road. FYI (847) 242-6000 or

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