|Marcella Grassa, Ron Foligno, Cole Schlesinger and Shannon Phelps|
Photo: Glen Goldblatt
"Appropriately enough, theater doesn’t get any more “stripped down” than Space 55 Ensemble’s season opener of “Sexual Perversity in Chicago.” The set consists of four plastic chairs and a pair of blackboards decorated ...David Mamet’s play..is all fuss and muss...the dark comedy focuses on a short-lived relationship...between 20-somethings...played here by Cole Schlesinger and Shannon Phelps.
... under new artistic director Duane Daniels...His bare-bones, briskly paced approach serves this material well, putting the spotlight on the actors and on Mamet’s entertainingly stylized dialogue. Mamet... does his best to make the women...worthy sparring partners, but in the end he just doesn’t seem to find their reality and their concerns as intriguing....“Sexual Perversity” remains entertaining and, well, perversely compelling... - Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic (click here to read the complete review)