Venue Details

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Profiles Theatre
4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60613
773-549-1815
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The weather was cold, the theatre comfortable. I wore jeans and a sweater..
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Reviews & Ratings

36 ratings
4.2 average rating
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15 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 23 2011

Excellent acting. I saw the play with Christopher Walken in NYC last year and this production was just as enjoyable. The intimacy of the Profiles Theater made it even more dramatic.

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67 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 17 2011

If you are a little twisted, this black comedy is for you. Bizarre plot generates many funny moments. More laughter from the audience than most other comedies we have seen. You probably don't want to take your mother unless she is twisted too.

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62 reviews
39 stars
attended Oct 20 2011

As a big fan of Martin McDonoughs work, it was great to have the opportunity to see another of his plays in a tiny venue while visiting the great city of Chicago. I found the actor playing the main character, lacking affect and rather monotonous...continued

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Website

http://www.profilestheatre.org/

Quotes & Highlights

“When blood is shed in a Martin McDonagh play, the audience always laughs —and usually gasps. Mr. McDonagh is partial to comic violence, and in A Behanding In Spokane he lets it rip, full of grisly surprises. You’ll spend an hour and a half laughing nonstop. Mr. McDonagh is one of the half-dozen finest playwrights in the English-speaking world!”  —Wall Street Journal
A Behanding In Spokane has twists and turns and a sense that something awful is around the next bend. McDonagh’s incendiary and very un-PC humor are truly explosive. Sit back and let this raucous ride take you along!” —_New York Daily News _
“It is brittle and smart as it weaves its tall tale, in the same moment making the audience both believe and doubt what they see and hear. Strip away the various brutalities, and you are left with a precisely constructed drama of mistake and misapprehension. I found it irresistible!” —The Telegraph

Description

A Midwest Premiere

By Martin McDonagh

Directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Rick Snyder

Martin McDonagh also wrote the award-winning plays The Pillowman (Tony nominee, Best Play 2005 and Olivier Award-winner 2004), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Olivier Award Winner 2003), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Tony nominee, Best Play 1998) and The Lonesome West  (Tony nominee, Best Play 1999). His 2006 film Six Shooter won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and the full-length feature In Bruges received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

“For me, McDonagh plays are often about thinking the unthinkable, saying the unsayable, and presenting the impossible,” says director Rick Snyder. “In our politically correct society, there is a strange relief in being able to do this. This play is totally outrageous and hysterically funny.”