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VIDEO: Reviews of ‘Crime and Punishment,’ ‘strangers, babies’



Updated: February 27, 2014 11:30AM

There is an embarrassment of riches on Chicago stages these days, so this week’s segment is a theater equivalent of speed-dating.

I take a look at “Crime and Punishment” at Mary-Arrchie Theatre (a 90-minute condensation of the 500-page novel by Dotoyevsky), as well as a very dark contemporary Scottish play, “strangers, babies,” wrapping up its run at Steep Theatre this weekend, just as the playwright pays a visit on Feb. 27 and 28.

There’s also a rapid-fire roundup of excellent shows to see, including : “Plainsong” at Signal Ensemble; “Playboy of the Western World” at Raven Theatre; “Amadeus” at BoHo Theatre; “Golden Boy” in a Griffin Theatre production; and “Chicago’s Golden Soul” at Black Ensemble Theatre.

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