16th Street Theater, Berwyn, (70B) 795-6704, www.16thstreettheater.org Merchild
, Aline Lathrop; dir: Ann Filmer.
Lonely, she spends countless hours by the ocean, where she meets a green merchild
whose alien strangeness empowers the girl to walk.
In one photograph, a child sits in a shopping cart, a merchild
for sale, perhaps, or just out shopping for fish food with Mom.