The Mistakes Madeline Made | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 3 2012
Price: $10-$20
Let's forget about Madeline for a moment and address the mistake LiveWire Chicago Theatre made in deciding to stage this tone-deaf dark comedy by the creator of Fox's New Girl, Elizabeth Meriwether. A cynical, polka-dotted college student becomes personal assistant to the type-A manager for a wealthy, self-obsessed family. Between sardonic soliloquies chastising her boss, she sleeps around with magically appearing partners, develops a relationship with a colleague whose lovable quirk appears to be autism, and mourns the loss of her brother, whose spirit takes up residence in her bathtub, causing her to fall victim to ablutophobia—the fear of bathing. Get it? I didn't. Krista D'Agostino's production trivializes anything substantial Meriwether may be trying to accomplish, leaving only the mediocre rom com at the play’s core. —Dan Jakes


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