Deepdarkforest 042112

In a Forest, Dark and Deep Reviews

Profiles Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

37 ratings
4.3 average rating
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5 reviews
91 stars
attended Apr 17 2012

A dark and stormy night finds Betty and Bobby packing up a cabin in Neil Labute’s In a Forest, Dark and Deep. . Joe Jahraus’ direction in this newly acquired bigger addition – the old National Pastime Theatre, now Profiles’ Main Stage – doesn’t...continued

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27 reviews
32 stars
attended Apr 22 2012

As expected at Profiles amazing acting.
The play was good if taken as fable in real life events would unfold differently ( no spoilers)

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20 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 18 2012

Great drama highly recommend this new La Bute play.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 17 2012

A must see. This was a terrific production!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 17 2012

Another insightful Neil LaBute play. Very compelling, with arcs of high emotion masterfully tempered with humor and tenderness. Intimate theater experience; well staged and acted (though the inefficient and random book packing made me a little...continued

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2 reviews
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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 17 2012

Excellent performances by the two leads. Intense dialogue that really engages the audience to explore morality and truthfulness in the context of relationships.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the relatively small size of the venue made the sutelest facial expressions visible.

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7 reviews
12 stars
attended May 19 2012

The acting was first-rate. Have seen both actors in other plays and they do not disappoint. Interesting turn of events in the play which kept the pace going. We enjoyed it very much and look forward to seeing more productions like this.

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68 reviews
491 stars
attended May 12 2012

As ALWAYS...AWESOME acting!!!(smiles) Two gifted actors, and a powerful play made for a WONDERFUL experience for the audience!!! Set design was very well done...sound and lighting,too! Profiles Theater Main Stage is a WONDERFUL venue, intimate,...continued

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20 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

I absolutely love Neil LaBute's work and have seen other productions of his here. He's now artist-in-residence at Profiles Theatre and deservedly so. His plays always involve very adult themes and are not for the faint of heart but are cathartic...continued

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended May 13 2012

Absolutely mesmerizing evening of theatre. We were in the front row, so felt as if we were part of this intense psychodrama. The plot was intricate with a number of surprises, and the two actors were wonderful. A truly exceptional play.

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

Dark and deep describes it all! Neil LaBute does not disappoint...cast is magnificent!

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 26 2012

A stunning play. The intimacy of the setting and the intensity of he actors make this a powerful evening in the theater. Highly recommended!

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended May 06 2012

Just in case this performance (Darryl Cox) doesn't rock your boat the first time, see it again (like I did!) Amazingly intense, complex and thought-provoking theater!

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

Riveting and edgy...twisty and unpredictable....just go!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 27 2012

An amazing play! Incredible writing, acting, and set design! Another masterpiece from Profiles!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 04 2012

Like a tennis match...which character is sympathetic and which is detestable changes every 10 minutes.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 28 2012

Outstanding performances in this 2 person play. Highly recommend.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 18 2012

The play is intense, and certainly keeps your interest. But I thought the acting is too raw and shrill. It was OK for the arguments and the fighting between the brother and sister, but the roughness spilled over onto the tender moments between the...continued

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