Bobby Pin Girls | The Chicago Mosaic School | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Peter Wilde and Emilie Modaff

Peter Wilde and Emilie Modaff

Ray Goldberg

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 3 2017
Price: $20-$25, $10-$15 students and industry
Written by ensemble member Janey Bell, Bobby Pin Girls details a wild night shared by old friends and roommates Ana (Grace Hutchings) and Bree (Emilie Modaff). Immediately intimate by virtue of its setting (an artsy second-floor apartment), this absorbing production from Nothing Without a Company follows aspiring actress Ana’s sexually confusing interactions with her female director and male castmate (Debo Balogun), while Bree deals with her hand grenade of an ex (Peter Wilde). What’s most fun and surprising here is the comedy, from verbal jabs to physical, that punctuates the heavy scenes. Hutchings and Modaff in particular offer raw performances that also manage not to take themselves too seriously—as Bell writes, “Every error is an opportunity to laugh.” This is sloppy, slapstick, and set to a memorable soundtrack of up-and-coming local musicians. Ben Kaye directed. —Marissa Oberlander



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