Bachelorette | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 27 2012
Price: $30-$40
Sexual Perversity in Chicago, 1974: David Mamet writes a whole play about boys being potty-mouthed boys. In the Company of Men, 1992: Neil LaBute adds an element of pathology to the mix, making the boys inordinately cruel. Now here's Leslye Headland to give us the theatrical breakthrough we've been waiting for: girls being potty-mouthed, pathological girls. It's the night before Becky's wedding, and maid of honor Regan is so consumed with envy ("I hate her. I hope she dies.") that she sics her most out-of-control, emotionally-stunted, drug-and-alcohol-dependent old pals on Becky's posh hotel suite, knowing they’ll find 100 casual ways to wreck it. Darrell Cox's cast is balls-to-the-wall (if that's the appropriate term) all the way through, and Amanda Powell and Linda Augusta Orr are at once ludicrous and heartbreaking as the pathetic pals. But most of what happens seems to happen arbitrarily: not because it must, but because Headland has decided that it should. —Tony Adler


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