White Trash Wedding and a Funeral | The Factory Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

White Trash Wedding and a Funeral Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through June 2 2012

In honor of their 20th season the folks at Factory Theater are reviving three of their greatest comedy hits, starting with this 1995 lowbrow extravaganza. The high-octane, unapologetically scatological saga of Earl the septic tank king and his homicidal guttersnipe bride, Connie, boasts fashion-free costumes by Rachel Sypniewski, IQ-lowering head-banger sound design by Chas Vrba, and 65 minutes of nearly nonstop piss, shit, cum, puke, dick, and pussy jokes—including two sublimely revolting semen sight gags that playwrights Mike Beyer and Bill Havle have added to their original script. Director Scott "not a typo" OKen runs the show at such a reckless, unvaried pace that the 11 characters sometimes come across as an undifferentiated mass of vulgar screaming, but the whirlwind of tasteless effrontery is as bracing and gleeful as it was 17 years ago. —Justin Hayford

Price: $20


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