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Profiles Theatre
4139-4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60613
773-549-1815
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3.3 / 5 Rated by 30 members
Review from PM
30 events 17 reviews

Great acting - interesting story line

reviewed Oct 27 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrew Deppe
43 events 10 reviews

Quirky, darkly funny drama about our culture of fear, office politics and information overload. Great acting.

reviewed Oct 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Vera
21 events 4 reviews

A tight one hour performance with witty dialogue. Enjoyable. Good value with tickets from Goldstar

reviewed Oct 28 2008 report as inappropriate
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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)

Description

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.

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. 

 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.

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