WrigleyFielder’s Event Journal

Deepdarkforest 042112
Saturday April 21, 2012 / 5:00pm
In a Forest, Dark and Deep
2 tickets
General Admission

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I absolutely love Neil LaBute's work and have seen other productions of his here. He's now artist-in-residence at Profiles Theatre and deservedly so. His plays always involve very adult themes and are not for the faint of heart but are cathartic and this play was no exception. The theatre has been expanded and renovated and I was thrilled with the new roomy comfortable seats and unobstructed view. We went to a Saturday afternoon matinee that was not sold out. I do have to warn non-smokers or asthmatics that the actors briefly smoke on stage. The set design was outstanding and literally the third star/character of the play. I hate productions that mask lazy set design as minimalism. Both lead actors were also wonderful although I do wonder if they could have been directed to not have their backs face the audience as much as they did. Nevertheless, huge applause to the cast especially on the days they do 2 shows. This is a difficult, emotional, physical, exhausting work. Whenever there's a Neil LaBute play on at Profiles, I am first in line.

Help others enjoy a great night out

Theatre is very comfortable but no protection from cold in the lobby so dress warmly if cold.
Easy stroll from the Sheridan CTA Red Line stop
If you are early, or for a place to go after, head to the Bar on Buena just a block up.
Bar on Buena has excellent wine and beer list-loved my 2010 Meinklang Gruner Veltliner
Aim to arrive about 30 mins ahead of time-any earlier and they're not really ready for you