Scholars often dig for years, through layers of meaning and strata of subtext, to uncover what a play is really "about" -- not so with The Play About My Dad. It's about ... the playwright's dad. That said, there is nothing simplistic about this revealing look at a family under enormous pressures, both internal and external. The titular father figure is a doctor in Gulfport, Mississippi when Hurricane Katrina hits. Staying to help those trapped by the storm, his struggles play against the backdrop of his relationship with his adult daughter. A recent off-Broadway hit (The New York Times said "There are moments ... when silence falls like both a shadow and a shudder at the cataclysm to come."), The Play About My Dad comes to Chicago courtesy of the Raven Theatre and director Marti Lyons.
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