Nevermind, It's Nothing | Stage 773 | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Kyla Norton, Bianca Phipps, Felix Mayes, and Shelley Elaine Geiszler

Kyla Norton, Bianca Phipps, Felix Mayes, and Shelley Elaine Geiszler

Joseph Ramski

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through March 24 2017
Price: $20, $15 seniors, $10 students
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This Chicago Slam Works amalgamation of slam poetry and sketch comedy explores love, relationships, and sex in the digital age. Directed by J.W. Basilo, the 80-minute performance’s most straightforward story line concerns a married lesbian couple, Bee (Teagan Walsh-Davis) and Alex (Kyla Norton), who are throwing a party to celebrate their upcoming divorce. Between bits of Lucille Ball-style physical-comedy theatrics, the six-person cast delivers poetry both pleasurable and perverse, covering topics from coming out to prostitution to the cliche of the circumcised penis (described with the aid of an appropriately cliche bongo drum). Head writer Shelley Elaine Geiszler leads the talented cast—her pieces on pornography and a relationship that blossomed from a kinky Craigslist ad are both funny and melancholy, sometimes in the same sentence. —Marissa Oberlander

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