A mash-up of cultural signifiers of a kind, but to call “Round Earth’s Imagined Corners” postmodern might be giving it too much credit. A brother and sister go on an epic journey to find the man that the sister sees in her dreams. The fairy tale borrows haphazardly from mythology, pop culture and clichés of all kinds: blue face paint, giggling oracles in flowered wreaths who bestow gifts and even a bridgekeeper dispensing riddles. The set and costumes manage to be lackluster and distracting at once, and the actors can’t decide whether they should behave like small children, occasionally squealing at each other to express delight, or arched-back seductresses writhing on the ground between scenes. The misanthropic demigod whose whims drive the plot comes off like a verse-spouting version of David Bowie from “Labyrinth,” his arms decorated with figures like the scales of justice and an open eye, a microcosm of the hollow symbols that comprise the production. (Monica Westin)
At Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee. This production is now closed.