Gruesome Playground Injuries at Rasaka Theatre Company Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 4:00 p.m.; Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division; Tickets $25, Senior Citizens $20, Students $15
Catch the last three performances of Rajiv Joseph's two-person play about a playground daredevil, a self-harming masochist, and 30 years of cuts, bruises and friendship between them. Steppenwolf graduates Mouzam Makkar and Tim Martin portray Kayleen and Doug, two star-crossed, screwed-up soulmates as they navigate life's injuries.
Rasaka Theatre Company bills itself as the "Midwest's first South Asian American ensemble," but according to Director Lavina Jadhwani this play is "the least South Asian thing we've done so far." Jadhwani pursued the rights to perform the play in Chicago after reading through it on the steps of her back porch and being moved by the “unusual, intimate friendship between two deeply flawed but deeply likable characters.”