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Physical Festival Chicago Is Coming July 7-12: Interview with the Creators

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Photo by Alex Brenner. Physical Festival Chicago will hold its second annual event at Links Hall July 7-12. The festival has hit the mark with Chicago's theater-hungry audiences, serving as a refreshing throw-back to the roots of drama and comedy....

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