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"A Memory of Two Mondays" by Eclipse Theatre ★★★½
When it comes to Arthur Miller's dramatic appeals on behalf of the working stiff, you likely don't think first of "A Memory of Two Mondays," a piece from 1955 set in a Brooklyn automobile parts warehouse and following its employees. It's told through the eyes of the young authorial alter ego, Bert (Brandon Ruiter), who goes off to college without fully understanding how painful it is to watch someone who wasn't born when you first punched the clock be the only one who gets away. Director Steven Fedoruk's intimate, truthful production for Eclipse Theatre is only 75 minutes, but it packs one heck of an emotional punch. The central performance comes from J.P. Pierson, who plays a young Irish fellow who has yet to be fully ground down by a life spent shipping out gears.
Through Oct. 17 at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.; $25 at 773-404-7336 and eclipsetheatre.com