Beau Jest: Off-Broadway Hit Comedy From Oil Lamp Theater
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When one of America's most celebrated playwrights holds a mirror up to modern relationships, are you strong enough to look? This the challenge issued in Donald Margulies' Pulitzer-winning Dinner with Friends, now at Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater. Gabe and Karen, a happily married couple, have been friends for decades with Tom and Beth, also married. Everything changes when Beth reveals that Tom has been unfaithful and their marriage is on the verge of imploding. The story is not the divorce, however, but the shockwave effect it has on Gabe and Karen's relationship. At first they feel forced to pick sides, then they begin to notice the cracks in their own marriage. This "rueful comedy" exposes the insecurities that everyone faces when big changes happen in their lives. The characters are real and relatable: They might be your friends, your family ... they might even be you. Learn More
Venue was great! Free snacks, nice lobby area....the only negative is the seats...they are folding chairs with worn out cushions...caused numb butt, not just for us, but we saw many seated in front of us shifting in their seats frequently trying to get comfortable. I did see someone brought a seat cushion...so they must have had past experience at this venue.Come Blow Your Horn info • Sep 22 2014 star this tip starred
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Super fun story, very nice play, was a pleasure to see it and really enjoy it! The theater was small ,but very cute one, in intermission time , there was an easter play with eggs, delicious cookie and soda! Can't be more perfect to spend Sunday afternoon!
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Really funny and realistic picture of a Jewish family and their angst about accepting a member of another faith into the fold. Done tastefully and full of laughs. The actors gave it their all and played their parts perfectly. Very small, warm...continued
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“Hilarious and quite moving. wonderfully blends farce with a genuine insight.”—Chicago Sun Times
“Very funny … The well crafted play has a lot to say about nuclear families of any ethnic persuasion.”—Wall Street Journal
This Oil Lamp Theater production features Andrea Rappaport, Shaun Nathan Baer, Judi Schnidler, Rick March, Josh Greiveldinger and Laura Coleman.
Beau Jest is directed by Ron Ben-Joseph.