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Profiles Theatre (Chicago, IL)

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112 ratings
4.6 average rating
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55 reviews
22 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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Henk Green Red Velvet
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90 reviews
18 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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67 reviews
19 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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47 reviews
2 stars
attended May 10 2014

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

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Squishy Red Velvet
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32 reviews
3 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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sclodfelter Red Velvet
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28 reviews
18 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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19 reviews
42 stars
51 events
19 reviews
42 stars
attended Apr 06 2014

Great play in a great performance. Not to be missed. Lots of energy, smart and very very funny.

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18 reviews
-50 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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Paul Red Velvet
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18 reviews
5 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...

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5 reviews
11 stars
attended Apr 19 2014

Fair show. Intriguing script and interesting concept. However execution seem off. Some characters felt like caricatures instead of real people. This made it difficult to connect with the subject matter at times.

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Natasha Rubalsky Red Velvet
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4 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 20 2014

Excellent performance! Loved it!!!!

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97 reviews
14 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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53 reviews
6 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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37 reviews
14 stars
attended Mar 29 2014

The staging was clever. Good actors. I'd recommend this 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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27 reviews
33 stars
attended Mar 06 2014

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

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27 reviews
26 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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23 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 06 2014

An excellent production of a really good play. The acting is top-notch and the set design is amazing. Profiles, which consistently does excellent work, has topped themselves with this one. DO NOT MISS IT!

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