Nox Arca Theatre
4001 N. Ravenswood #405 Chicago
In the Chicago premiere of Adam Harrell's THE BASEMENT COMPANY, a trio of actors wake to find themselves chained up in the basement of a psychopathic playwright. Being forced to perform their kidnapper's magnum opus- a five hour long, film noir play- the trio must put on the performance of their lives... for their lives.
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended
"...Basement posits a frustrated, nebbishy playwright named Howard who kidnaps three actors, imprisons them in his basement, and forces them to rehearse and perform his stupid little play. Harrell's script makes all the least interesting choices, and Smith's production fails to capitalize on the tiny opportunities it offers. And sloppy? Howard may be a fool, but it's important that we view him as a genuine threat. That impression is hard to maintain when, at one point, his security arrangements consist of bungee cords tied to a folding table."
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