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I think it's gonna be a long, long time

By Margaret Lyons on May 10, 2004 3:10PM

“The Rocket Man” opened at The House Theater this weekend to mixed reviews, the Trib calling it a "particular drag," but the Sun-Times giving it a more enthusiastic "playful if overly long." The House supports cheap ($10-$19), accessible theater under the leadership of artistic director Nathan Allen, who brought Windy City drama dorks “Death and Harry Houdini” and the highly acclaimed “The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan.” “The Rocket Man” is an interplanetary love story cum father-son coming-of-age yarn that involves dance, lasers, and 3-D glasses. If the top 20 new restaurants in Chicago wasn’t enough to make you shell out the $5 for this May’s Chicago Magazine, perhaps the featurette and adorable picture of Allen will convince you.