Reservoir Dogs | Bare Knuckle Productions | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 23 2013
Price: $15-$20
Staged by the all-female cast of Bare Knuckle Productions, Quentin Tarantino's 1992 crime thriller comes vividly and violently to life on a set so intimate that a drop of fake blood landed on my purse. At first, such foul-mouthed and assertive female characters surprise and shock, which is commentary in itself on the lack of female leads in gangster stories. But soon the ponytails are mostly forgotten, as the characters engage in a lethal search for a rat in the crew after a heist that goes awry. Some cast members capture Tarantino's cadences and swagger better than others, and the show's fluidity is interrupted by moments that aren't wholly believable. Marissa Chastain is hilarious and positively chilling as Ms. Blonde, the resident psychopath with an ear fetish. —Marissa Oberlander



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