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  Some Like It Red at Berger Park Coach House

Some Like It Red

Berger Park Coach House
6205 N Sheridan Rd Chicago

Take Some Like It Hot and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, crush them under the boot-heel of the totalitarian state; add 80's songs, corny jokes, and explosions (of both the romantic and the literal kind) and you'll start to get the flavor of our spring confection. Another shipwreck off the coast of Illyria brings ashore a fresh batch of castaways in need of disguises. Except it's 1985, and the land once known as Illyria is now the Albanian People's Republic, so when a 3-woman cruise ship ensemble washes up and witnesses the secret police in action, they must disguise themselves to survive. And that's just the beginning of all the disguises, doubling, and deception.

Presented by The Plagiarists

Thru - Mar 17, 2018

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm

Price: $15-$20

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 773-761-0376

  Some Like It Red Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Not Recommended

"...That is, it should be a life-and-death farce, but director Jack Dugan Carpenter pushes his cast to such ham-handed, shtick-heavy extremes for nearly the entire first act that it all feels like a silly goof with little at stake for anyone. When things calm down in act two, the evening’s missed potential becomes manifest. Despite the title, the show bears no meaningful relation to Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot."
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Justin Hayford

NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Playwright Gregory Peters, the company's artistic director, wields a light but sharp pen, hoisting the Albanian secret service officer who is the piece's Malvolio-like villain on his own pompously cruel petard. Peters reveals himself as a dramatist to watch, skillfully managing the politically and sexually tangled connections among the work's ten characters, while director Jack Dugan Carpenter consistently maintains a tone of arch, clowning artifice without overdoing the camp."
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Hugh Iglarsh

Picture This Post - Recommended

"...The script is a clever look back at the last gasps of Soviet-era "Peoples Republics" of Eastern Europe. Albeit chockful of corny, stock characters and a somewhat predictable plot, the play is sarcastic like a snarky high school student. It's a fun peek into a time tunnel with a mirror at the end of the passageway. And it's all packaged like a blaring boom box of '80's music."
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Joseph Anthony Rulli

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