Venue Details

77 Star Starred
Profiles Theatre
The Alley Stage & The Main Stage theater complex 4139 - 4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60613
773-549-1815
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Thai aroma across the street is great.
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Jeans are great
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I ate at the Thai - Very good and fast service. If in the area again would go again.
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Parked on the street. Lucky to get a spot.
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Had a nice time. Would like them to get more viewer support.
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We ate at Bar on Buena - excellent! Also found a parking space in front of the restaurant.
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5 reviews
91 stars
attended Sep 02 2010

At first Jailbait seems transparent - two fifteen-year-old girls in way over their heads with two much older men - simple, right? Not at all. Deirdre O'Connor's knack for... continued

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 27 2010

Intimate theatre, convincing dialogue, acting was persuasive and engaging

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1 review
7 stars
attended Sep 10 2010

I truly enjoyed Jailbait. You are drawn in by the actors. Storyline is fabulous. Brought me back to when I was a confused teenager! Highly recommended!

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Quotes & Highlights

“[Director Joe] Jahraus gets the gutsy, hyper-naturalistic performances from this cast that the play needs. There are the right notes of sadness and confusion, leavened with the perennial attractiveness and theatrical excitement of sexual and emotional danger.”—Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones Recommends)
“A supremely observant coming-of-age play by Deirdre O’Connor now receiving one of those perfectly cast, flawlessly realized productions that are a staple of Profiles Theatre.”—Chicago Sun-Times (Highly Recommended)
“Jahraus’s smartly paced, well-acted production walks a tonal tightrope, allowing us to laugh alongside the rising sense of impending doom.”—Time Out Chicago

Description

Directed by Joe Jahraus_

Jailbait_ was developed by Deirdre O’Connor in 2008 as part of the Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project, with distinguished playwright Michael Weller serving as her mentor. In March 2009, it received its World Premiere as the inaugural production for its newest venue, the Cherry Pit Theatre.  O’Connor is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Playwriting program, where she received the John Golden Playwriting Award.

Jailbait is a funny yet painfully real look at teens who desperately wish they could grow up more quickly and the regrets of disillusioned adults who long to be young again.