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  Take Me at Strawdog Theatre

Take Me

Strawdog Theatre
1802 W. Berenice Chicago

Inspired by true events, TAKE ME is the story of Shelly, a woman trapped by the trauma of a husband in a coma and the chaos that followed. Looking for solace, she finds herself pulled in to the realm of wild alien conspiracy theories. Voices from the sky tell her the answer to all her problems is to build an alien themed amusement park in Roswell, New Mexico. TAKE ME is a comic fantasia, a story about having faith in a world where there are more questions than answers. It's the second collaboration between Guarino and Langford since their hit play All the Fame of Lofty Deeds, produced by The House Theatre of Chicago.

Thru - Jun 22, 2019

Fri, May 24: 7:30pm
Sat, May 25: 7:30pm
Sun, May 26: 4:00pm
Thu, May 30: 7:30pm
Fri, May 31: 7:30pm
Sat, Jun 1: 7:30pm
Sun, Jun 2: 4:00pm
Thu, Jun 6: 7:30pm
Fri, Jun 7: 7:30pm
Sat, Jun 8: 7:30pm
Sun, Jun 9: 4:00pm
Thu, Jun 13: 7:30pm
Fri, Jun 14: 7:30pm
Sat, Jun 15: 7:30pm
Sun, Jun 16: 4:00pm
Thu, Jun 20: 7:30pm
Fri, Jun 21: 7:30pm
Sat, Jun 22: 7:30pm

Price: $35

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 773-528-9696

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  Take Me Reviews
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Chicago Theatre Review - Not Recommended

"...At the heart of this show is a pretty solid story. A woman who chooses to believe aliens kidnapped her husband and child rather than face the dread of their loss in an interesting spin on the idea of running from the truth to escape pain. I think if both the music and fantastical trappings were pruned back to let that story shine through, this show could really be something to see. As it stands, none of the elements connect with each other, and thus, the audience. It’s a shame because the cast is clearly talented and charming as all get out, and there are a handful of genuine laughs over the night. Because of that, I want to like this more than I do, but unfortunately, by the end of the (too long, by the way) second act, I was just bored."
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Kevin Curran

Storefront Rebellion - Somewhat Recommended

"...Now Guarino and Langford have teamed for this fully original musical about a woman who comes to believe her husband and son have been abducted by aliens. There are charms to be found, but messiness rules the day."
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Kris Vire

Chicago On Stage - Somewhat Recommended

"...Bloomsmith is excellent as Shelly, immediately likable and believable whether in imagined love scenes with her husband, in fantastic conversations with her stuffed dog, or in anguish at her personal losses. But Guarino’s book keeps jumping all over the place and unfortunately every time its focus is on anything other than her it seems to be marking time. Scenes with a farcical doctor and nurse feel especially forced, as does a long scene with the zoning commission of Roswell, whose members are all—for some reason—Russian dogs."
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Karen Topham

Picture This Post - Recommended

"...Perhaps in a world that is increasingly full of doubt and conflict, a musical like Take Me is precisely the kind of lesson that we need. This writer has certainly not stopped thinking about the musical’s questions since she left the theater."
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Lauren Katz

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