*** Somewhat recommended *** The Goodman Theatre’s new production, “The Sign in Sydney Burstein’s Window”, is a gem of a play, but it’s woefully out of date. I don’t think anyone has had a deep philosophical discussion about the meaning of life while drinking themselves blind, since the sixties. Even then, they were rare. I wasn’t completely bored, so I give “The Sign in Sydney Burstein’s Window” 2½ Spotlights.
“The Sign in Sydney Burstein’s Window” runs through June 5th at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Running time is 2 hours, 45 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 7:30 pm; Thursdays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $20-$75. Parking is available at a slightly reduced rate in the Government Center Garage (with a validation) or you can take advantage of the new online payment option: payment in advance is just $16.00. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.
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