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  Threesome at The Greenhouse Theater Center

Threesome

The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago

Leila and Rashid, Egyptian-Americans with ties to Cairo, attempt to solve their relationship issues by inviting a relative stranger into their bedroom to engage in a threesome. What begins as a hilariously awkward evening soon becomes an experience fraught with secrets, raising issues of sexism, possession and independence.

Presented by The Other Theatre Company

Thru - May 21, 2017



Price: $30

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-404-7336

www.theothertheatrecompany.com


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  Threesome Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...The title refers to an ill-considered liaison between Leila (Suzan Faycurry), an Egyptian-born author; her struggling photographer boyfriend, Rashid (Demetrios Troy); and an oblivious white guy named Doug (Mike Tepeli, an outrageous talent who, it must be said, is naked for almost a whole act). Even as her hair can luxuriate over her shoulders now without a veil, Leila is to Rashid a more inscrutable mystery than ever in this new country-he's convinced that a menacing secret lurks behind her silences. Director Jason Gerace lets the hurt unfold slowly, with irony and grace."
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Max Maller


Windy City Times - Recommended

"...Under Jason Gerace's deft direction, Suzan Faycurry, Demetrios Troy and Mike Tepeli display uniform expertise at imposing conversational rhythms on potentially didactic dialogue ( especially Tepeli, who must carry out his duties while engaging in buck-naked dumb-white-boy antics bordering on tasteless vulgarity ). Their unswerving aplomb ensures that our bewilderment at arriving with expectations of slap-and-tickle farce only to be cockblocked by "a seminar with no clothes" does not eclipse our powers of comprehension. Intellectual potency counts, too."
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Mary Shen Barnidge


Time Out Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...In Jason Gerace's production, some of that can be laid at the feet of Faycurry's rather stiff performance. Tepeli and Troy both bring additional color to roles that are written somewhat flatly. El Guindi gives Leila more to work with, but then like her character, Faycurry keeps herself somewhat at an academic remove."
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Kris Vire


Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...his play is interesting. It's exquisitely directed by Jason Gerace and performed with intelligence and passion by Suzan Faycurry, as Leila, Demetrios Troy, as Rashid, and, particularly, Mike Tepeli, as Doug, the guy caught in the middle. Yussef El Guindi's script is the problem. The dramatic progression isn't balanced. We don't quite understand how he arrived at that dramatic final curtain after so comedic a first act. Each half is like two separate plays. Most audiences probably would enjoy the entire production being about a couple attempting to spice up their relationship in some way. Instead, the second act plays a lot like Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winner, "Disgraced." The only thing is, this two-act play shocks the theatergoer with its sudden change of heart. The audience simply isn't prepared for the emotional tragedy that will follow."
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Colin Douglas


The Fourth Walsh - Highly Recommended

"...THREESOME is less about the act of sex as the acts of the sexes. Itís not lusty. Itís lofty. El Guindi pens a thought-provoking expose on the primal forces driving genders and ethnic groups to domination. The story is compelling. The truth is troubling. After this THREESOME, I donít so much want to linger over a cigarette as pound a stiff drink."
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Katy Walsh


Picture This Post - Recommended

"...THREESOME is much more than three people trying to have a sexual experience with each other. It becomes a dark look at how cultures clash and how peopleís lives are more intertwined than they originally thought."
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Alexis Bugajski


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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.


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