CHICAGO--Opening May 20 in an inaugural offering by Plan B Productions, Pentecost is the kind of play that threatens some popular assumptions. With a script that features nine different languages, the drama by British playwright David Edgar discusses art, language, politics, ethnic cleansing, "Star Trek," terrorism and rock 'n' roll. Set in Shakespeare's once-idyllic Illyria, the play tells what happens when a young curator uncovers an art find in the Balkans that appears to contradict the origins of Western art. (The Italians are especially enraged at a discovery that disputes the primacy of Giotto as the first light of the Renaissance.)
Warner Crocker will stage the satirical revisionism at the newly renovated Theatre Building. For information call 773-784-8347.
-- By Lawrence Bommer