Six Dead Queens and an Inflatable Henry! | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 6 2012
Price: $18-$28
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The wives of Henry VIII are trapped No Exit-style on a purgatorial giant bed/small boxing ring in this coarse, boisterous, sometimes hilarious show. Devised by Britain's Foursight Theatre in 1999, the piece is dated by references to Margaret Thatcher and Camilla Parker Bowles, and it drags at first, establishing the characters long after they've been nailed. But once the songs, monologues, and brawls get rolling, they provide a pungent picture of the queens' reproduce-or-perish lives. At the rivalry's high point, the ladies turn into bridling, snorting horses and race to determine the true queen. —Laura Molzahn

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