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Dueling Critics: Tracy Letts' latest 'Man from Nebraska' hits the stage

Have you ever been at an existential fork in the road? Stuck in a rut? Wondering if there’s more to life than the same-old-same-old? How do you break out of it?  And what are the consequences of a prison break – for you and those you love?

Those questions and more are tackled in Tracy Letts’ Man From Nebraska. Redtwist Theatre in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood is giving the Pulitzer-nominated play a rather intimate revival. The play runs through April 24.

Eight Forty-Eight's Dueling Critics Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman joined host Alison Cuddy to provide their review.

The Dueling Critics also offer their picks for good theater around Chicago.

Kelly's Pick:
Merrily We Roll Along runs through May 1 at The Music Theatre Company

Jonathan's Pick:
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? runs through May 8 at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

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