In New Neil LaBute Drama Wrecks, a Widower Tries to Move On
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What seems like an innocent comedy about girlfriends takes an unexpected turn when it's discovered that there may be something darker than just chocolate in baker Caroline's desserts. Danger, frosting and manslaughter combine in a mad-capped tale of friendship, secrets and balls -- cake balls, that is -- written by and co-starring The Factory Theater casting director Stacie Barra. The female-driven comedy of Bridesmaids meets the mad science of Breaking Bad in this twisted tale of a baker, a blogger and something sinister hiding in a sugary confection. Learn More
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This one man show is well presented, if you can get past the [cough, cough] real cigarette [cough, cough] smoking by the actor. We should have been warned in the initial offering by Goldstar and at the venue as well. When considering this show, think about your personal squick factor. This is Neil LaBute's adaptation of a classical Greek play, updated to the present and kept flowing for the entire hour and ten minutes or so. If I didn't have smoke aversion and nowhere to escape once the show had begun, I would have rated it higher.
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This was a great show: a great script full of very natural sounding dialogue and a moving, funny, sad and engaging story (not the heavy, depressing evening you might expect from the subject matter) performed by an excellent actor. John Judd’s...continued
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“[Judd’s] is a formidable performance and, for the record, a great benefit of this longtime fringe company’s new status as an Equity company. We get to see far too little of our greatly experienced actors in such environments, and_ Wrecks _is an ideal showcase for Judd — unplugged.” —Chicago Tribune (3.5 stars)