The Den Theatre
1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Chicago
Ten years after their high school graduation, three young women — the cokehead-next-door, the
alcoholic prom queen, and the ferocious maid-of-honor — crash their best friend’s bridal suite
for an impromptu bachelorette party. An hour later, men have joined the mix, pills have been
spilled, a wedding dress is in two pieces and a night of debauchery is just getting warmed up. A
smash hit Off-Broadway and later adapted for film, Bachelorette reminds us that, sometimes, it
isn’t until we’re passed out in a tub of iced champagne that we realize who our real friends are.
Presented by Level 11 Theatre
Thru - Nov 5, 2017
Show Type: Comedy
Box Office: 773-697-3830
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended
"...This gnarly, in-yer-face 2010 dark comedy by Leslye Headland shares some surprising thematic and stylistic crossover with Davis's previous show, and like it, benefits from his close attention to casual back-and-forths-even if the outcome this time around is straight-up misanthropic. Ensconced in her friend's bridal suite, a late twentysomething (Carmen Molina) invites old friends for a night of debauchery and learns the hard way the difference between what's long past cute and what's irrevocably horrid. This Level 11 production is a ferocious ensemble effort all-around."
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Third Coast Review - Recommended
"...Deep into Leslye Headland’s Bachelorette, the 2008 comedy currently receiving a lean, energetic revival at the Den Theatre courtesy of Level 11 Theatre, one character, eulogizing Marilyn Monroe, posits “vomiting from too many pills or getting wasted… that’s what made her the greatest actor ever.” It’s worth noting that the unofficial subtitle of this play is “gluttony.” Part of the playwright’s “seven deadly sins” series, the piece is certainly filled with excess–it is, after all, set on the night before a wedding, the night where those not involved in the more presentable aspects of the ceremony can afford to let loose, indulge, and just maybe have the best night ever."
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