Tommy's Place | Annoyance Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Tommy's Place The Short List (Theater) Recommended Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 7 2009

Imagine Key Largo reset in Hoboken: three stereotypical New Jersey ethnics find themselves locked in an old cold war bunker for 15 days. But this Annoyance Theatre production manages to transcend its artificial plot mechanics and cliches thanks to detailed characterizations and an immensely likable cast. Jennifer Estlin, Jon Barinholtz, and Jamie Hoggson bring an engaging vulnerability to the trapped trio and--most importantly for a comedy about conversation in confinement--actually listen to each other. (ZT)

Price: $10