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Fifty Words

Profiles Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

81 ratings
4.6 average rating
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15 reviews
8 stars
attended May 17 2011

Textbook chamber theater. Great seating, two excellent actors, sharply written dialogue. I enjoyed it.

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7 reviews
7 stars
attended May 17 2011

This was a well acted, well staged and very interesting show! The show could have easily had awkward pauses or spaces, but this production keeps it moving, keeps it realistic and keeps it very believable. Parts are rough to watch, as the topic of...continued

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49 reviews
24 stars
attended May 14 2011

Wow! Great acting! It exposes a lot of insecurities in relationships. It is for a mature and open minded audience. Excellent production.

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65 reviews
487 stars
attended May 17 2011

AWESOME!!! A MUST SEE!!! I agree with many of the comments in other reviews... The acting was at a SUPERIOR level, and the text was explosive, tender, angry , and completely engrossing!!! It is a look into a modern marriage, but it REALLY...continued

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31 reviews
36 stars
attended May 14 2011

This was well acted and well staged. It did portray a marriage too much like many others. This love hate relationship does mirror many and is the cause of a great deal of divorce. Partners are often unable to control their impulses of rage and...continued

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended May 16 2011

very raw, angry look at marriage, insecurities, and lost hopes. very well acted. very believable.

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3 reviews
27 stars
attended May 17 2011

See this show. This is acting at its very best. I was riveted by the characters and the intensity of the actors so much that I was still shaking after the show. Profiles has always specialized in intimate productions, and it works to its...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended May 15 2011

We were pleasantly surprised by the high quality of this small production. The acting was phenomenal, the set design was wonderful, and so was the script. This play is highly recommended for those who appreciate top-notch theatre and are not...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 15 2011

Absolutely fantastic! This is a play not to be missed! Terrific acting, great staging & direction. Powerful script & very entertaining!

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66 reviews
12 stars
attended May 15 2011

Thought provoking and intense as always

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23 reviews
8 stars
attended May 17 2011

As always Profiles Theatre pushes that line between emotional breakdown and just plain awkwardness. For Fifty Words, it's like you have front row seats to how mom and dad really fight when you're not around. At moments you feel like you need to...continued

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22 reviews
3 stars
attended May 16 2011

great production - intense acting - real and thought-provoking lens on relationship dynamics and fosters personal reflection!

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16 reviews
5 stars
attended May 21 2011

Such a wonderful look into a marriage that made you feel as if you were eavesdropping on someone's life. The writing was spotty, however, sometimes feeling believable and then not. The characters went from screaming at each other to laughing and...continued

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12 reviews
7 stars
attended May 18 2011

This was a very interesting and TOTALLY thought provoking production. The theatre is set up in such a way that the audience faces each other and the stage is in the middle...how very creative! The man and woman who play the husband and wife were...continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended May 16 2011

Phenomenal navigation through the destuctive forces that bind us together. New life breathed into the marriage vow, "in sickness and in health" MUST SEE! Profiles is an intense, dedicated, high-caliber company of actors.

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3 reviews
2 stars
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1 review
2 stars
attended May 19 2011

Excellent production, terrific acting and a fine, disturbing play reminiscent of Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf."

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2 stars
attended May 14 2011

Very good acting ,nice intimate venue , good modern day dialogue ,
current marriage issues addressed , gets intense , surprised by the
nudity , but not offensive . 1 1/2 hours of acting with no intermission .
I enjoyed the whole experience .

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54 reviews
16 stars
attended May 29 2011

Cast received standing ovation at the end of the show. Director and author would have, too, if they'd been there. Well written play, well directed, and fully formed characters. In "Stage Kiss" the characters say that the audience is embarrassed...continued

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