Alone, With Friends | Prop Thtr | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Alone, With Friends The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through July 15 2017

Steve (Jonathan Rivera), the awkward star of Lee Peters’s new play, is gay, lonely, and miserable. He’s always around straight boys (he feels safe with them), but he wants to know—are they really his friends? Is Alex (Ben Page) a friend, or do they just hang out? Conveniently, they’re both getting over breakups; but trading bong rips in Alex’s gross apartment and brooding over mayonnaise sandwiches about how their exes could possibly have left them doesn’t feel all that genuine. How about Greg (Henry Steinken), that jock from Steve’s fraternity who just keeps handing Steve his ass in beer pong? Or David (Chris Lysy), who’s always showing up at the bar—cute, secretly gay, perhaps, so possibly? Searching for stable definitions of friendship in unstable times, it’s a wistful and funny play, if occasionally dull. —Max Maller

Price: $20


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