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Porno

The Side Project
1439 W. Jarvis Ave Chicago

What happens to a dream deferred? Sex, violence and a mysterious backer derail one man's misguided attempt at remaking Dido at Carthage. Please Note: Due to graphic and intimate nature of the production, no one under 18 will be admitted.

Thru - Jun 11, 2006

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 7:00pm



Price: $18-$20

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-340-0140

www.thesideproject.net



  Porno Reviews

Chicago Tribune - Not Recommended

"...Sean Graney's nasty, overly long and ultimately preposterous meditation on artistic compromise and sexual perversion. This show spends far more time concerned about human orifices and their violation than it does in creating an aesthetic world with the kind of consistency that might justify such a display."
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Chris Jones


Chicago Sun Times - Not Recommended

"...Graney is clearly very well aware that in "Porno," now in a self-directed premiere at the side project's new storefront, he was pushing things to the most outrageous limits for both his actors and the audience. In fact, he has plummeted over the edge. His work raises this essential question: When does replicating the very horrors you intend to criticize become every bit as soul-crushing an enterprise as the horrors themselves?"
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Hedy Weiss


NewCity Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...In the production's one stroke of genius, Graney has places the audience on either side of the stage so that during the last, awful scene, you can clearly see the horrified looks on those sitting opposite your vantage point. Now that's tehater."

Nina Metz


Windy City Times - Not Recommended

"...The title might suggest something delightfully naughty or titillatingly raunchy. Porno is neither. Instead, itís exhibit A for a talented young director who needs to be knocked down a peg or two, or to have his bottom spanked. Porno is a self-indulgent, pretentious mess with zero theatrical merit ( other than the very good performances, which are completely wasted in this atrocious audience assault). Stay far away."
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Rick Reed


Time Out Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...Graneyís skewed wit is undeniable; David Lynch himself would be jealous of the second actís opening moments, as the filmís ominous producer appears in a bunny costume. Porno nevertheless seems as much a symptom as a diagnosis of contemporary ills."

John Beer



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