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Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

Chicago Dramatists
1105 W Chicago Chicago

Following a scandal of molar-sized proportions, the Chicago Dental Society has gathered to debate the future of Midwestern dentistry as they know it. After CDS president Morris J. Morris, Jr., is caught with his pants down – and his dental drill up – the dentists can’t help but question: in a field obsessed with profit over health, where morality has taken a backseat to the latest fads in composite fillings, how can a group of upright dental professionals (looking for something more… filling) actually make a difference?

Thru - Aug 7, 2010

Price: $20-$25

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 312-633-0630

Running Time: 1hr 25mins

  Dental Society Midwinter Meeting Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Somewhat Recommended

"...The problem is that while the play creates a fabulous comic world, it doesn't really know where to take things. You keep wanting dramatic complications to ensue and the hi-jinks of high farce to take over with the plotted drill. But it never happens. The play wanders like one of its dentists, lost in a world of its own making."
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Chris Jones

Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...Jacqmin leads us through the meeting's long weekend of breakfasts, lunches, late night sessions at the hotel bar, failed sexual trysts, early morning seminars, plenary sessions and all the rest of the tragicomedy of human enterprise. And at each and every turn she hands us a sly surprise and searing insight."
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Hedy Weiss

Centerstage - Highly Recommended

"...Don’t wait to schedule your six-month appointment with this group of daffy dentists. In addition to some oral hygiene pointers, you may learn a few lessons about the quirkiness of the human condition. Now, rinse and spit."

Colin Douglas

Chicago Stage Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...Playwright Laura Jacqmin writes some funny scenes and idiosyncratically interesting characters. Despite this being a bunch of dentists, we quickly settle in for a good time. Sadly though, Dental Society Midwinter Meeting never coalesces into a complete story. Instead, our experience is fragmented into hits and misses."
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Venus Zarris

Time Out Chicago - Highly Recommended

"... As we follow the dentists from late-night gossip at Panera to a thoroughly endearing, audaciously extended karaoke sequence, they struggle with their desire to regain trust in failed leadership and in themselves—with what it means, exactly, to “be a part of the solution.” The ability of this skilled young playwright and remarkable actors to find moments of humanity in a seemingly sterile environment will give you plenty to chew on."
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Kris Vire

ChicagoCritic - Somewhat Recommended

"...Dental Society Midwinter Meeting felt as random as the title is, but that is part of the fun.  The play needs to develop a stronger reason for the audience to care about the dentists on stage, but the viewer might laugh enough to not care.  This is the work of an extremely talented group of performers and technical team.  It is a work in progress, but one worth seeing now."
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Timothy McGuire

Around The Town Chicago - Not Recommended

"...I LOVE live theater, and those of you who are regular readers of mine, know that I try to find the silver lining of most productions, so that I can tell you if it is worth paying the price of a ticket to see a show. This one just didn’t make it! I would suggest however, if you are in a theater company and are looking for some new talent, that you might want to buy the ticket to get a glimpse of these actors, who despite the script and the direction almost make this 80 minutes worthwhile. Rhonda Marie Bynum, Collin Geraghty, Paige Smilt, Justin James Farley, Rakisha Pollard and Dana Black (who has a great sultry voice)."
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Alan Bresloff

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