Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Young Ladies of … (About Face Theatre) – 9/30/08

Drag / performance artist Taylor Mac is making a terrific Chicago debut with a piece entitled "The Young Ladies of ...". The show is an ode to Taylor's father, whom he has never met. Using the musical "Carousel" and letters sent by young women to his father, Taylor attempts to reconstruct the essence of his father. The show is fiercely yet lovingly performed, and the writing is always unexpected, fascinating and vastly entertaining.

Rating: ***1/2 (out of *****)

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