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  Jake's Women at Oil Lamp Theater

Jake's Women

Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road Glenview

America's premier comic playwright makes another hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships. Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake's women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife.

Thru - Mar 1, 2020

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 847-834-0738

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Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"..."Jake's Women", now on the stage at Oil Lamp Theater, that charming intimate space in "Downtown" Glenview , could easily be interpreted as Simon's life set to a love story. Jake ( played to perfection by Dennis Schnell) is a writer. He is married to Maggie ( deftly handled by April Taylor). Their marriage is not perfect. Jake was married before and very much in love with Julie ( charmingly portrayed by Devri Chism) , who was the mother of their daughter, Molly ( played by two actresses at different stages in their lives- Emrose Seidenberg at 12 and Abby Walburn at 21). This may sound confusing, but the title is "jakes Women" so you need to meet them all ( and you will)!"
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Alan Bresloff

Chicago On Stage - Highly Recommended

"...Director Josh Johson did a superb job of staging in the small space and in bringing out the best in his actors. Each of the actresses playing the women in Jake’s life created beautiful and distinct characters. I found them all to be particularly believable and endearing in their own ways. I especially enjoyed the contrast Taylor and Chism created between Jake’s two wives."
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Karen Topham

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