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Adrift in Macao

The Call
1547 W Bryn Mawr Ave Chicago

Set in 1952 Macao, China, Adrift in Macao is a loving parody of film noir movies. Everyone that comes to Macao is waiting for something, and though none of them know exactly what that is, they hang around to find out. The characters include your film noir standards, like Lureena, the curvaceous blonde, who luckily bumps into Rick Shaw, the cynical Surf and Turf casino owner, her first night in town. She ends up getting a job singing in his night club Ė perhaps for no reason other than the fact that she looks great in a slinky dress. And donít forget about Mitch, the American who has just been framed for murder by the mysterious villain McGuffin.

Presented by InnateVolution Theater Productions

Thru - May 29, 2011

Price: $25

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 312-513-1415

  Adrift in Macao Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Durang's lyrics are equally frivolous--simple, sugary rhymes that go down as easy as an appletini . . . at least the first ten times. But director Toma Langston makes passable use of the venue's tight, awkward space, and it's easy to imagine getting tipsy enough to have as much fun as the cast clearly are. As opium-addicted bargirl Corinna, Lena Dansdill projects a brassy, goofy charm that sets her apart in a well-rounded cast."
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Keith Griffith

ChicagoCritic - Somewhat Recommended

"...The production doesnít really try to be anything itís not: a group of mostly kids acting in a bar. There are problems: the soundís not great, and the actors have trouble projecting through the songs, and arenít great dancers Ė and I think the only thing on stage that likes women is Jordan Phelps (which is neither here nor there in-and-of-itself, but when you can tell regardless of the acting, it becomes an issue)."
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Will Fink

Chicago Theater Beat - Somewhat Recommended

"...I do recommend this show (if sound problems are fixed) Ė and then I recommend that one spends some time checking out such Noir classics as "Gilda", "Out of the Past", or my favorite "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers". The Film Noir is a genre that casts a jaundiced eye on the morals and class war in post war America. This is what Durang was aiming for and this talented cast deserves a chance to hit the mark."

K.D. Hopkins

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