"The Shadow of a Gunman" (Seanachai Theatre Company): Harmless Pretend Turns Deadly Reality

Writers pretending to be someone else to impress a potential love interest.  There should *never* be a law against that.  Seanachai Theatre Company presents The Shadow of a Gunman.  In 1920, a poet moves into a Dublin tenement.  He is mistaken for an Irish Republican.  Unlike the American faction, these republicans are the liberal rogues.  Four years earlier, these radicals mounted an uprising against the British.  The poet tries to straighten out the identity crisis.  When a young patriot is smitten with his rebel facade, the poet assumes the role.  What’s the worst that could happen?  Raids. Bombs. Deaths.The Shadow of a Gunman is when harmless pretend turns into deadly reality.   Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

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