CHICAGO -- Author of Insignificance and Dead Funny, British playwright Terry Johnson is best known in Chicago for his staging of Steppenwolf Theatre's 1996 revival of Stephen Jeffreys' Libertine, starring John Malkovich. A sardonic new work by Johnson opens Mar. 1 at Strawdog Theatre: Imagine Drowning is a mystery about a journalist who disappears while covering a political protest. His wife, while searching for him, encounters a menagerie of bizarre characters. The audience, too, will encounter intertwining plots and time lines in this intricate puzzler.
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-- By Lawrence Bommer