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Shoppers Carried by Escalators into the Flames is Denis Johnson's foray into family dynamics. The play begins with a man returning to his family's home in Ukiah, California, to await a bed in rehab. Placed in a super-real landscape shared with a decrepit invisible Chihuahua no one will claim and a human-inhabited 'new' TV that intermittently provokes the family and offers news reports of burning underground shopping malls, the family moves through their rituals of revelry and avoidance.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Viaduct Theater, Chicago