Altered States | Annoyance Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Altered States Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Wednesdays. Continues through July 30 2014

A pair of half-hour shows, each starring one man and one woman, share the bill in this slight offering from the Annoyance. In the improvised Flip Flop, all the male roles are played by a female performer (Ashley Thornton), while a man (usually Andrew J. Daniels, but it was Jacob Welch when I saw the show) plays the women. If the switch is supposed to say something about gender, the performances are too bland and unfocused to say it. Get Your Hands Off Me, Chekhov, written and performed by Anne and Greg Taubeneck, features suburban scenes as if written by Tennessee Williams, Chekhov, Shakespeare, Mamet, and Beckett. Cute and corny, it feels like something your wacky aunt and uncle might whip up for their anniversary party. —Zac Thompson

Price: $12


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