Please Say Yes | Redtwist Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Please Say Yes The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 16 2013

Scott Woldman's problem-filled new comedy should cure anybody thinking of proposing marriage. In a series of vignettes, members of director Reshmi Hazra's ensemble cast pop the question in one disastrous way after another. But like the background of a cartoon chase sequence, it's the same scene scrolling endlessly on: clueless, incompetent men proposing to frosty, indifferent women. Weirdly—for a moment when the social and legal definition of marriage is transforming rapidly—Woldman doesn't mention gay marriage. Even weirder, none of his characters seem particularly in love, with the possible exception of one long-married couple who argue incessantly. The suitors are all desperate to hear that "yes," but lord knows why. —Keith Griffith

Price: $15