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A profound portrait of a family teetering on the edge, Tony-winning playwright Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties centers around two sisters-in-law sharing a traditional holiday dinner with their families in the Upper West Side circa 1980. A new houseguest has joined the Bascovs for dinner and his actions fling him into the family's drama, unwittingly or perhaps intentionally. The events of that night have repercussions that span the next 20 years, leaving the Bascovs on the verge of collapse as a new millenium begins. Infused throughout with Greenberg's characteristically subversive humor (Ben Brantley, in his review in The New York Times, called it "so impossibly well-spoken you may feel like giving up on conversation"), The Assembled Parties now comes to the Raven Theatre East Stage in Chicago.