Vices & Virtues | Profiles Theatre, Main Stage | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
This is a past event.
When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 6 2016
Price: $40
Eleven directors and 20 actors put on one hell of a showcase at this double feature of short plays, some premiering, by Neil LaBute. For every LaButism to grumble about—depravity, heavy-handed ambiguity, self-righteous speeches, women shrieking at slobs—there's an empathetic and disarming counterbalance. Both programs feature some magnificent work, but of the two, "Virtues" contains the most pleasant surprises, particularly 10-K, a naturalistic flirtation with infidelity featuring Betsy Bowman and Tom McGregor, and Swallowing Bicycles, a pushback against unyielding artists. With good reason, some of these shorts will no doubt be fast-tracked into workshops; see them here first. —Dan Jakes



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