Last night I attended the press opening of the world premiere of Aftermath, the Signal Ensemble Theatre's biographical portrait of the short-lived Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones.
Aaron Snook is credible as the doomed rocker, and Nick Vidal channels a slithery young Mick Jagger, but oddly enough in a play about the Stones, Andrew Yearick steals the show as George Harrison. He's a friend who teaches Brian to play the sitar; after a short lesson in instrumentation and eastern mysticism, they play "Norwegian Wood."
Aftermath runs through June 6 on the West Stage at the Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.
My Flavorpill preview is here.