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  The Layover at The Greenhouse Theater Center

The Layover

The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago

Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding? Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval. From the writer of Bachelorette and the hit Netflix series Russian Doll comes this sexy psychological thriller.

Thru - Mar 12, 2020

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:30pm

Price: $20

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-404-7336

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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...If I would let you ruin my life, I'm obviously looking for trouble already. Dex's engagement to Andrea (Emma Jo Boyden) is over the second he sits down with Shellie at the bar in O'Hare after their Thanksgiving flight gets cancelled. You get the sense he would have let anyone ruin his life, given half the chance. Shellie's life is practically in ruins already-she's the full-time caregiver to an epileptic father (the amazing Jim Morley), unhappily married, tied down in every sense. She's got a fair bit of one of Headland's other protagonists in her: Natasha Lyonne's character in the Netflix series Russian Doll, which Headland cocreated with Lyonne and Amy Poehler."
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Max Maller

NewCity Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...Despite largely competent performances and a thought-provoking script, the rest of the production appears incomplete. A unified concept is observable within the ebb and flow pacing between story lines and a few striking stage pictures but falls out of the sky with details that discourage you from accepting the reality presented. Iím all for set pieces that can be used for different purposes but they still need to be convincing. Airplane seats that look like medieval torture restraints and hotel rooms that look like shitty Airbnbs arenít inventive, theyíre just inadequate. Conversely, the costuming (courtesy of Meagan Beattie) did a wonderful job of being authentic and instructive without lapsing into uniformity."
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Hayley Osborn

Chicago Theatre Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...In a play that fluctuates between outrageous flirtation and dangerous antagonism, it becomes difficult to find anyone with whom to identify. The audience doesn't really like any of the characters in this story because each person is despicable in one or more ways. Because everyone in this seemingly never-ending story are forever attacking one other, defending themselves or complaining about their miserable lives, Leslie Headland's melodrama leaves the audience wondering what possessed The Comrades to choose this particular play."
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Colin Douglas

Picture This Post - Recommended

"...THE LAYOVER is an interesting mix of romance and mystery. For those that want a clear-cut thriller from start to finish, this might not be the best fit for you. However, if youíre interested in a story that slowly unravels and has a dramatic finish, this might be a good fit for you."
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