The greatest theatre has a timeless quality, and explores universal themes that would make sense to any audience, whether ancient Greeks or modern Americans. But who would have thought that over a hundred years ago, an Irishman would have written a play so spot on our current health care debate? Who gets treated, how to pay for treatment, socialized medicine - all are issues in The Doctor's Dilemma
. The George Bernard Shaw play is currently being presented in a “concert reading” by ShawChicago
at the Chicago Cultural Center. Here to tell us if the performance has a beating heart at its center or needs some life support, are Eight Forty-Eight's
Dueling sawbones - Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel. On Stage:The Doctor's Dilemma
Through May 10Chicago Cultural Center Kelly's Pick:Welcome to Arroyo's
American Theater Co.
Through May 16Music Button: Clutchy Hopkins, "Miles
Chillin", from the CD The Storyteller, (Ubiquity)