Sunday, June 22, 2008
Not a Game for Boys (A Red Orchid Theatre) – 6/22/08
"Not a Game for Boys" (6/22/08) by Simon Block at A Red Orchid Theatre features ping pong, middle age crises ... and a gun. I've long championed this tiny Equity operation (I was totally blown away by its edge-of-your-seat production of Tracy Letts' "Bug" before it made a splash in NYC), as they've consistently dished up top flight Chicago-style theater in its intimate space, which I think holds less than 100 seats. Most everything they do is extravagantly in-your-face, creating some of the most exciting theater-going memories I have in this city. This production is no different.