The Best Intentions of Selfish Men | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Best Intentions of Selfish Men The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 24 2014

Remember Alfred Hitchcock's Rope? It's the one where two men commit murder just to see if they can get away with it, then throw a dinner party around the trunked-up body. This effort from Rum and Coke Collective plays around with a similar concept—minus the hidden corpse. The show revolves around a closeted gay man who kills his wife but is witnessed in the act by his lover. What follows is a hot mess of graphic violence, gratuitous Blackhawks references, and musings on topics ranging from gay marriage to the death of print journalism. By the end of Rope, Jimmy Stewart has discovered the body. By the end of The Best Intentions, we've yet to uncover much of anything. —Chloe Riley

Price: $15

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