Cock 021014

Cock

Profiles Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

109 ratings
4.6 average rating
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45 reviews
15 stars
attended Mar 16 2014

Clever set mimics cockfighting ring. However it makes for tough access and less than comfortable seats. Play itself is clever, fast-paced, brilliantly acted (although staging and British dialect make them a bit hard to understand at times). ...continued

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20 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 22 2014

I liked the play, BUT, it is the most UNCOMFORTABLE SEATING I have ever had. It could have been just as good in a more normal staging, it did not add anything to the production, only took away.

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167 events
57 reviews
17 stars
attended May 09 2014

New actor played John. Right up there with the actor I saw at a preview. See the play!

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Henk Green Red Velvet
360 events
49 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 12 2014

Though the acting was brilliant. The story of this man and woman fighting over a guy (that personally I wouldn't have had time for) who was just a weak, confused, irritating, whining, pain in the ass was beyond hard to believe.

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Paul Red Velvet
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18 reviews
4 stars
attended May 08 2014

Profiles is famous for making the most of its small space with hard-hitting plays and this production is no exception. The performance is tight and nuanced, with the struggle to come to terms with one's own sexuality and yearnings the central...continued

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17 reviews
0 stars
attended May 10 2014

Beautifully done! I am so glad that I had a chance to see it.

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sclodfelter Red Velvet
31 events
16 reviews
14 stars
attended May 01 2014

Fascinating, disturbing, funny study on relationships. Interesting staging in a cockfight ring. Strong acting. Highly recommended.

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15 reviews
-33 stars
attended Feb 19 2014

Fantastic play! Brisk, funny, sharp, raw, audacious. Clever stage design; excellent, fearless performances; shrewd, dynamic script.

Seating is open and unassigned. There are no bad seats in the house. The play runs just over 80 minutes with no...continued

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 21 2014

Excellent show, very well performed. Instance and mentally engaging. Worth seeing but not for the conservative.

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2 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 23 2014

Well I like that theatre company anyway, as they put on such memorable and intriguing shows. But Cock had depth, great acting and loved the set!

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69 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

It's okay -- dramatic and comedic values will give you a reasonably satisfying night out, just not too far out. As the playwright explains in the program notes, this play was inspired by a rather narrow subculture of gay men who claim they've had...continued

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52 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 22 2014

After seeing this play in London (2009) and New York (2012), its substance still resonates profoundly in modern-day human behaviors. All four actors were brilliant; they did not lose a beat in this funny and fast-paced play.

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36 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 02 2014

An intense well-acted performance with very an unique staging and seating arrangement. A must see performance.

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35 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 29 2014

The staging was clever. Good actors. I'd recommend this play.

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27 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 19 2014

Funny, insightful, and raw look at how much we rely on others to define ourselves. Love, or the idea of love, is the constant debate and continues to be until the very end. Ultimately, it makes you question your own self love and how it defines...continued

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25 reviews
32 stars
attended Mar 06 2014

always excellent theatre. the highest standards of acting, direction and set design.

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Squishy
27 events
22 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 13 2014

Intense...be prepared for strong accents....well staged and thought through.
Gripping, yet you want to slap a character upside the head and say.."snap out of it."

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20 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

very good - excellent acting - compelling story

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20 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 22 2014

Went with friends. Found the performance thoroughly engaging . The subject matter was interesting on so many levels, great performances and interesting set! Definitely recommended!!

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19 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

Decent show, albeit unexpected and unusual display of bodies. First time in this theater but surely the last. It is a barn and hardly can be called a theater.

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