Doublewide Lust | Annoyance Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Doublewide Lust Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks The Short List (Theater)

When: Fridays. Continues through March 30 2012

Euripidean tragedy becomes trailer court comedy in Ed Furman's cheerily crass offering about the white trash Shimbles family—fearsome father Judge, hapless son Milton, and hot new stepmama Phaedra . . . er, Doreen. Every cracker cliche gets ample-unto-wearying play in Justin Howard's production, starting with the daisy dukes on Rachel Farmer's Doreen and running through Milton's buddy, Jackson (a hilariously twitchy Jimmy Pennington), who kills swamp snakes for fun and food. But there's also a touch of Nick Hornby-esque diffidence in Matt Ulrich's Milton, a man-child whose bumbling attraction to his stepmother fosters a growing awareness that it's time to leave the foul nest of daddy's double-wide and start life on his own. —Kerry Reid

Price: $10-$15


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