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Trafford Tanzi at Prologue Theater directed by Carrie Hardin:


Chicago Theater Beat


Omer Abbas Salem announces the rounds with

great relish and good comic effect. Salem plays

both the Ref and the creepy school psychiatrist

that Tanzi sees when she has trouble reading at

age 11. Salem has (perhaps subconsciously) lifted

his character from Scott Thompson’s Buddy Cole

on “Kids In The Hall”. The martini swilling and

arch asides are quite hilarious.



The Reader

Often more entertaining than the main event is the disdainful ringside commentary provided by Omer Abbas Salem as a martini-swilling referee.


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