Before Death Do Us Part | Redtwist Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Before Death Do Us Part Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks The Short List (Theater)

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through June 28 2014

Monologues are a tricky thing—actors, like most of us, tend to create more authentic moments when bouncing thoughts off another human being. And it's the darn monologues in Scott Woldman's Before Death Do Us Part that slow the momentum of this new work about a couple headed toward divorce. Mike and Katie haven't had sex for more than a year, and the resulting tension has Mike on the verge of cheating with the friendly waitress at his neighborhood bar. The cast charged with complicating this basic setup is solid, but too often the show's pacing is off, leaving us with scenes that cut out just as the action's heating up. And while the play is billed as a late-night comedy and has the requisite pop music and BYO option, the main action centers around a dead child, making it difficult for both audience and cast to find what little funny there may be. —Chloe Riley

Price: $15

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