"Five Flights" (Immediate Theatre): Grounded in Bittersweet Truths

'I want to live a paler life.  One that is too bright attracts too much attention.‘  Life is all about choices.  We get to choose. What to believe. How to worship. Who not to love.    

Immediate Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Five Flights.  Once upon a time, a husband built a bird sanctuary for his wife.  She died.  He died.  The decaying structure is an unresolved issue for their three adult children.  The trio disagree.  Adele wants to give it to a bird-worshipping church.  Bobby is neutral. Bobby’s wife Jane votes for real estate development.  Ed prefers to let natural decomposition decide.  As Jane fights for modernization, Olivia aggressively recruits support for her Church of The Fifth Day.   ‘The soul is a bird we keep in our heart.’ Are people really buying Olivia’s flocked-up message?  Or are the devotees looking for love within the religious rite?  Five Flights Emily Gann, Nick Freed, Mildred Marie Langfordgrounds itself in bittersweet truths.    

Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

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