The Dueling Gentlemen | HQ | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 31 2014
Price: $20, $15 for students and seniors
After two years and multiple daily performances of their vaudeville act "The Ugly Blonde," the two title characters, Peter the Perfectionist and Albert the Alcoholic (they take turns playing the ugly blonde), are ready to kill each other. But the show must go on, so the backstage dramatics alternate with increasingly chaotic renditions of their act, which requires that they fight over the same dame. But because this is a production of the Silent Theatre Company, all the dialogue is rendered in supertitles, silent-movie style. Costars and codirectors Dan Howard and Marvin Quijada (who wrote the script) are both adept at physical comedy, and they keep the action, and the jokes, moving, accompanied by Ian Paul Custer's witty piano performance of his own score. —Aimee Levitt


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