Blizzard '67 | Chicago Dramatists | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Blizzard '67 Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 12 2012

Jon Steinhagen's black comedy carves out a niche in the icy male emotional tundra somewhere between Neil Simon and John Cassavetes. Set during the great Chicago blizzard of 1967, the story follows four competitive, squabbling male coworkers who share a carpool on that fateful January evening when nearly two feet of snow shut down the city that works. Steinhagen's dialogue nails the enervating corporate world these guys occupy, and his plot shreds the usual we-all-pull-together American mythology. Russ Tutterow's staging brings out most of the textures in this engaging character study, with especially good work from John Gawlik as the secretly grieving, publicly raging Landfield and Andy Hager as Bell, a go-along-to-get-along paper pusher. —Kerry Reid

Price: $15-$32


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