Lips Together, Teeth Apart | Constellation | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Lips Together, Teeth Apart Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through July 2 2011

The two straight couples in Terrence McNally's 1991 play aren't meant to be terribly likeable--that much is clear from their persistent, irrational fear of the pool at the Fire Island beach house where they're spending a weekend. In their minds, it's a big petri dish for a dead brother's HIV. But they're not allowed even a redeeming aspect in Seth Remington's staging for Remarcable Productions. Their revelations are all grating, their secrets all obnoxious, and their fears all trivial. Under the circumstances, McNally's more sweeping indictments of the middle class and homophobia don't come through. The best that can be said for these two hours is that they can serve as a kind of extreme disaster preparedness exercise for would-be vacationers. --Keith Griffith

Price: $18, Thursdays free


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