Plaza Suite | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 31 2008
Phone: 773-871-3000
Price: $20-$25
There’s tragedy in the trivia that unfolds at the Plaza Hotel as three couples are caught up in midlife crises circa 1967. Detailing their despair from a safe distance, Neil Simon orchestrates the cascading calamities with glib one-liners and revealing cross talk. Director Steve Scott fully embraces Simon’s psychology of failure, tracking the pain behind the false fronts. Scott’s eight players never condescend to the characters even when Simon seems to milk their miseries. The guilty pleasure being purveyed here is simple: peeping-hot eavesdropping. And we don’t even need a pass key. (LB)



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