The Thugs: Obie Award-Winning Dark Comedy at Profiles Theatre
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The last date listed for The Thugs was Sunday December 14, 2008 / 7:30pm.
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Hellcab circles back to its beginnings as Paul Dillon, the original Cabbie from the 1992 world premiere, returns with a cast of 34 to star in this holiday comedy-drama at Profiles Theatre. In 1997, Dillon played the same role in the feature film version of Hellcab, leading a cast that included Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Gillian Anderson and John C. Reilly. Playwright Will Kern's landmark work follows a cab driver on the longest night of his life as he transports a bizarre and mysterious collection of customers through the gritty streets of Chicago. A former cab driver himself, Kern draws from personal experience to create this alternately frightening, hilarious and poignant journey. Profiles artistic director Darrell W. Cox returns to direct. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "It's Alfred Hitchcock meets Harold Pinter in the circle of interpersonal hell depicted in The Thugs. This tight, tense, drama has been ideally cast and directed by Joe Jahraus." --Chicago Sun-Times (Highly Recommended)
- "The Thugs psychologically explores the insidious impact of gossip on idle minds... I enjoyed it." --Copley News Service
- "As a portrait of lowest-level office politics, The Thugs is dead-on... Jahraus's tightly choreographed direction allows just the right amount of quirk to seep through the seams." --Time Out Chicago (Recommended)
<p>The Thugs is a dark comedy about the mysterious things that are happening on the 9th floor of a big law firm. When a group of temps try to discover the secrets that lurk in the hidden crevices of their workplace, they realize they would rather believe in gossip and rumors than face dangerous realities.</p> <p>The Profiles production marks the Midwest Premiere of The Thugs by Adam Bock. The play received its critically-acclaimed 2006 world premiere at the Soho Rep in New York, winning an OBIE Award for outstanding playwriting and was named to Time Out New York's Top Ten list. Mr. Bock has also won the prestigious American Theater Critics Award, the Glickman Award and the Theater Critics Circle Awards for Best Original Script, among others. </p> <p> Profiles Theatre's production of The Thugs is directed by Profiles Artistic Director, Joe Jahraus. The cast of The Thugs features Profiles ensemble members Somer Benson and Tyler Gray along Greta Honold, Caroline Dodge Latta, Jasmine McNeely, Bob Pries, Annie Slivinski, and Tori Ulrich.</p>