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Mercury Fur 

When: March 2-18 2012

The Guardian said the play was "almost unbearable to endure and yet so compelling ..." The Los Angeles Times called its creator, Philip Ridley, "an undeniably clever craftsman bent on sheer sensationalism." Ridley himself described the production as "an exercise in reinvigorating empathy." They're all referencing Mercury Fur, Ridley's 2005 post-apocalyptic vision that, originally, his longtime publisher refused to print. It features a group of London kids surviving the streets by slinging illicit material and throwing parties for the rich where dark fantasies are realized. THEATREdART's (128 N. Nevada Ave., theatredart.org) finishing its run this weekend; catch it at 8 tonight for 10 bucks. — Bryce Crawford

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