Acclaimed Comedy-Drama Men of Tortuga from Profiles Theatre
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Featured review from Neal
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Compact high intensity play. Full of great ideas. Reminded me of the quality of drama that one used to find on TV during the Golden Age of Television writing; when Rod Serling was writing for television. You will rarely have an opportunity to see such skilled actors up front and close.
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“Jason Wells has crafted a taut, cleverly orchestrated piece about power, personal psychosis, game-playing, morality and the terror of failure.” —Chicago Sun-Times (Highly Recommended)
“Rick Snyder’s well-paced and consistently involving production for Profiles Theatre reminds you of Wells’ talents and the play’s taut sophistication. I was mightily impressed by this script and the play works well in this intimate setting!” —Chicago Tribune
“Men of Tortuga is miles ahead of most of the year’s plays… Profiles does right by this tale of absurd savages in suits plotting destruction.” __ —Time Out Chicago__
__Men of Tortuga has been Jeff recommended. __
From the theater company that presented the critically acclaimed premieres of Neil LaBute’s hit plays Fat Pig, In a Dark Dark House, Some Girl(s) and This Is How It Goes, Profiles Theatre opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the acclaimed comedy-drama Men of Tortuga by Jason Wells, directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Rick Snyder.
Men of Tortuga features Profiles ensemble members Eric Burgher and Darrell W. Cox, along with Todd Lahrman, Jack McCabe and Fred Wellisch.
Profiles 20th Anniversary Season’s inaugural production of Men of Tortuga marks the first full production in Chicago of this acclaimed play since its premiere at Steppenwolf’s First Look Series.