It all but goes without saying that the first decade after the traditional four-year college experience is fraught with difficult transitions, both emotional and physical. It’s when you determine which of your undergrad soulmates will actually remain in your life post-diploma.
Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the cast and production team for “Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery” by Shay Youngblood.
The atmosphere Underscore creates is so authentically 90s that when one of the main characters brandished a Nirvana tee and tied a flannel shirt around her waist, the audience sighed and laughed in a moment of collective nostalgia.
The fact that poor people are dying is relatable to 2017. But that’s not what this story is about. It’s a drawing room play. But what are we gaining by telling this story? In empathy? In truth?