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Sexual Perversity in Chicago Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through March 23 2013

David Mamet's ribald 1974 classic gets a refreshing update in this debut production from First Floor Theater. Working around the edges of a fully mocked-up dive bar, an ambitious young cast engage Mamet's tale of four twentysomethings and their fumbling, often caustic attempts to figure out sex and relationships--and pull it off nicely. Andrew Cutler is jarringly fresh-faced as foul-mouthed womanizer Bernie Litko, but still delivers a credible, side-splitting performance. Of the quartet, only Amanda Fink fails to find the core of her character--quarrelsome, repressed Joan. Despite a few anachronisms in the script, directors Audrey Francis and Will Bishop give their up-tempo staging a present-day feel. --Keith Griffith

Price: $20


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