CHICAGO -- In his first produced play, Chicago writer John Corwin has hit paydirt. Premiering last November to win excellent reviews and near-capacity attendance, Corwin's Navy Pier tells the story of a four people brought together by an act of literary larceny that will destroy the life of one of them. Though each character tells his side of the saga separately, the narratives fuse into a harrowing look at borrowed life and love. The staging, by Joshua Neds-Fox, has been praised as being as taut as Corwin's kinetic storytelling.
On Jan. 15 the production, which premiered at Strawdog Theatre, moves to Live Bait Theater for a four-week extension.
-- By Lawrence Bommer