Family patriarch Ben Lyons is in the hospital, dying from cancer. As his time grows short, his wife and two adult children gather at his bedside for an atypical goodbye in the quirky, bittersweet comedy The Lyons, making its Chicago premiere courtesy of AstonRep Theatre Company. Ben, freed from social conventions thanks to his condition, will say anything he wishes – swear words included. Rita, his partner in a 40-year-long loveless marriage, finds her mind drifting toward thoughts of the future. The couple’s alcoholic daughter and gay son have their own issues and agendas. Written by Nicky Silver (Beautiful Child), The Lyons had a 2012 Broadway run and was nominated for a number of awards. Now you can see it on the Raven Theatre West Stage.