Twentyone | McKaw Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Twentyone Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Sundays. Continues through Dec. 13 2011

Brett Neveu's angsty drama follows three frat boys on a moderation-be-damned spring break in Mexico. David, the group intellectual (at least insofar as he never shows his bare ass or downs dangerous amounts of tequila), meets insecure but sincere Nicole, who's staying at the neighboring hotel with girlfriend Jodi. Not to be outflirted, Jodi (a realistically villainous Gillian Butcher) attempts to usurp Nicole's budding fling. Much of Neveu's Aaron Sorkin-esque dialogue makes you feel like you've been cornered at a party by a drunk college kid who wants to talk philosophy. Twentyone is best when Neveu swaps out intellectual contrivances for subtle behavioral study, giving director Brant Russell a chance to play with the group's sexual dynamics. —Dan Jakes

Price: $10-$20



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