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  All Childish Things Reviews
All Childish Things
First Folio Theatre

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Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

"...Crucially, Zettelmaier (as he demonstrated in “Salvage”) has real affection for people absorbed in collectibles culture and doesn’t present them as easy targets of mockery. “All Childish Things,” as the name implies, is a less mature work. But there are some nicely modulated performances (including Richards’ decent doofus, whose Chewbacca impression is thoroughly endearing) and enough in-jokes to keep “Star Wars” aficionados happy – and to help the uninitiated understand why it matters to them."
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Kerry Reid



Daily Herald- Recommended

"..."All Childish Things" is steeped in "Star Wars" mythology (which Zettelmaier has clearly mastered as evidenced by his droll prologue mimicking "A New Hope's" opening crawl). Thus, it will resonate with aficionados without putting off casual fans who lack encyclopedic knowledge of the franchise."
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Barbara Vitello



Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

"...It's a measure of Zettelmaier's skill as a playwright that All Childish Things never feels formulaic even when it adheres most closely to the formula of the genre. Director Melanie Keller and her cast and crew at First Folio also deserve their share of praise. In their hands, the production unfolds with the grace of a well-maintained droid."
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Jack Helbig



NewCity Chicago- Recommended

"...You want a performer who can play Dave's Mom and have the audience crying from laughter? You hire Joe Foust. You want a performer who shows up as The Big Man and leaves the audience roaring without even saying anything? You hire Joe Foust. I'm not going to say anything else because you deserve the laughs."
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Amanda Finn