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Tribune critic praises new show starring North Central theatre alum Peter Sipla

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North Central College theatre alumnus Peter Sipla ’07 is starring in a production of “Maple and Vine” through Dec. 4 at Next Theatre in Evanston.

Jordan Harrison’s new play is about a pair of stressed-out urban professionals who accept an invitation to join a community where all of the residents act like it’s always 1955. Sipla plays Ryu, a plastic surgeon. Theater critic Chris Jones reviewed the production in the Nov. 2 edition of the Chicago Tribune and awarded it three out of four stars.

“For the most part, ‘Maple and Vine,’ which is a very clever and entertaining piece of new writing, bops along very intriguingly and will surely spark post-show conversation and, maybe, even a few useful adjustments,” Jones wrote. “The acting is often very good.”

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Sipla has appeared in several theatrical productions, radio, TV and Internet commercials.