Older Children | Chicago Reader

Older Children

Duncan Riddell, a company member of Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, wrote and directed this low-budget drama, which features numerous local theater veterans in the cast. His subject matter—the romantic and professional tribulations of college-educated 20-somethings—may be familiar from any number of independent productions, but the execution demonstrates a greater awareness of socioeconomic realities. Taking a cue from Anton Chekov's plays (which one character quotes), Riddell portrays the characters as prisoners of middle-class convention, far less rebellious or self-aware than they imagine themselves to be. He makes some solid observations, though the dialogue tends to spell them out more explicitly than is necessary.


Cast information not available at this time.

What others are saying

  • Add a review


    Select a star to rate.