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  Who Killed Joan Crawford? at Athenaeum Theatre

Who Killed Joan Crawford?

Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Chicago

On a dark stormy night, five men arrive at a cabin for a soap star's surprise birthday party. Each guest has been asked to dress as the birthday boy's favorite actress, Joan Crawford, in one of her signature roles - and the results aren't pretty. As they wait for the star, the five "Joans" begin drinking and dishing, dark secrets emerge, and soon there's one Joan less... and then another ... Come find out Who Killed Joan Crawford?!

Presented by Glitterati Productions

Thru - Nov 10, 2019

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 773-935-6875

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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...Set on a dark and stormy night in a secluded cabin, the fun, campy story begins at the Joan-themed birthday party of soap star Trick Rogers, who is nowhere to be found. The party guests are all frenemies and members of his orbit, and their acerbic banter and well-timed physical comedy set the tone for the wacky and mysterious disappearances that follow. Standout performances include a surprisingly grand and glamorous Michael Jack Hampton as psychiatrist Stewart Fry and a catty and self-absorbed Patrick Rybarczyk as composer Leo Lawrence."
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Marissa Oberlander

Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...As the booze flows…and flows…and flows, secrets are dished, the wigs eventually come off and so do the boxing gloves. Jealousies flair, egos become tarnished, the body count grows higher and the storm rages on. By the end of this hilarious evening, no one is safe. And audiences will be left breathless from laughing and stunned by which party guest is killing all the Joan Crawfords in the cabin. A warning to the wise: watch your back!"
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Colin Douglas

Chicago On Stage - Recommended

"...Who Killed Joan Crawford? won't change your life (unless it gives you nightmares of masculine Joan Crawfords haunting your sleep), but it is a lot of fun, which is pretty much what you look for in a campy drag murder mystery comedy (which, by the way, really ought to be an actual genre). Who knows? You might just die laughing."
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Karen Topham

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