CHICAGO -- Pentecost, the much-praised play by David Edgar, creator of the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, will arrive at Chicago's Theatre Building May 14. It is the inaugural production of Plan B Productions, a new consortium of theatre artists led by Warner Crocker.
Set in the Balkans, the play examines the consequences of a major art find in a quiet church. The resultant hoopla plunges a backward country into the throes of controversy (and results in a bickering Euromix of characters who speak nine different languages).
Simultaneously addressing matters of art, politics, sex, religion, ethnic cleansing, terrorism and Star Trek,
Pentecost has a big agenda. But then one London critic called it "the richest text to arrive on the English stage since Tom Stoppard's Arcadia."
For information, call 773-327- 5252. -- By Lawrence Bommer