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‘EL Stories’ share your pain

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM

CTA riders unite. Your voices will be heard — including all of your “uhs,’’ “you knows’’ and “likes’’ — in a stage production starting Feb. 7 at an Edgewater theater.

The Waltzing Mechanics are bringing “EL Stories” to the City Lit Theatre to feature “real life vignettes about the paths that cross in the journey from here to there.”

Ten actors from the acting troupe will use the actual words of Chicago Red Line transit riders, with a script adapted from interviews with 23 commuters representing neighborhoods from Hegewisch to Rogers Park.

A volunteer will be plucked to tell his/her own CTA story during every performance.

If the troupe’s blog entries are any indication of what vignettes will be told, the show will feature some eccentric tales, such as the commuter who apparently witnessed a man take off his boots and socks to rub motor oil on his feet and legs.

Tickets are $10. The show runs through Feb. 23.

Tina Sfondeles

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