Cowboy Mouth | 1142 W. Lawrence | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Brenann Stacker and Devon Nimerfroh

Brenann Stacker and Devon Nimerfroh

Sergio Torres

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through July 9 2016
Phone: 773-469-5608
Price: $10
Across from the Red Line’s Lawrence platform is a small apartment, just above Demera Ethiopian Restaurant. There’s no name on the buzzer, no sign on the door. But on the second floor, Slimtack Theatre Company invites you to be a voyeur for an hour, inside not only a Chicago apartment but the minds of Sam Shepard and Patti Smith, through their 1971 fever dream Cowboy Mouth. Poetic and loud, leaving plenty of unanswered questions, this experience is just as intense and uncomfortable as you’d expect, with two damaged musicians fighting over love and art in an effort to give birth to a new religion. It’s chaotic, unhinged, and volatile—but that’s the underbelly of drugs, sex, and rock 'n' roll. And if you can’t bear the fear and loathing, don’t take this ride. —A.J. Sørensen



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