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Chicago Reader: Neighborly nightmares

By Kerry Reid

November 3, 2023

If you look at French-Canadian playwright Catherine-Anne Toupin’s Right Now with an eye toward finding narrative antecedents, you won’t be disappointed. There’s the young couple living across the hall from an older couple who seem a little too interested in them (shades of Rosemary’s Baby). There are boozy parties (and a possibly imaginary child) straight out of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? And there’s an underlying Harold Pinter-like, comedy-of-menace vibe woven throughout the 90-minute play (translated by Chris Campbell), now at Facility Theatre.

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