Chain Theatre revives David Rabe's 1972 drama about a go-go dancer searching for love and beauty against a backdrop of nihilistic hedonism. More…
Chrissy has visions of a career as a dancer. She finds herself in The Boom Boom Room, a disco/bar in Philadelphia meant to be her first step on the road to a better life. Instead, she must fight to defend her dream and keep her anger in check amid the sex and stimulation that surround her, the psychological residue of her parents’ betrayals, and the bizarre pack of suitors who follow her. Chrissy careens from the seductive mistress of ceremonies at The Boom Boom Room, to the earnestly friendly gay man next door, to a brutally passionate lover.
See it if Solid, all-in performances are enough; a well if thinly written, unresolved period piece showing a darker side of the not yet feminist 70's.
Don't see it if You cringe at domestic violence, racist language or the objectification of women — or a girl's unrelenting downhill spiral of poor choices.
See it if you are a fan of David Rabe or are interested in a show that deals with racial and gender bias found in the norms and opinions of the 70s.
Don't see it if you're offended by racial slurs, obscenities, or displays of physical violence, or you don't want to see a show about the unenlightened 70s.
See it if You love David Rabe's writing and want to see a great set and mostly good acting
Don't see it if You want to see a production with great acting in this difficult, brilliant play
See it if You like to go on an emotional roller coaster journey and be exposed to a raw unchanging world.
Don't see it if You want a light breezy show with the ending tied up in a nice neat bow.
See it if You are ready for an intense night of David Rabe's work. A very relevant, dark, humorous production with a new concept
Don't see it if Just a heads up for parents, there is adult themes and language in this show that may not be suitable for all ages.
See it if If you want to see theatre that takes an uncompromising stand and presents issues that need to still be confronted in today's society.
Don't see it if If you aren't sophisticated enough to realize theatre is not just to entertain, but to reflect elements of society that need to be changed.
See it if you enjoy great writing and intense plays. David Rabe is one of the greatest writers who explores difficult subjects in the human condition.
Don't see it if are offended by challenging material. This play may be difficult for some to handle but it is a rewarding experience.
See it if You want to explore theatre that is edgy and thought provoking.
Don't see it if You are easily offended and aren't able to see the big picture of what our societal issues are.
See it if you go to theatre for immersive storytelling, even if that story doesn't always have a happy ending
Don't see it if you don't believe racism, sexism, and homophobia in America is a problem.
See it if Wow. Just wow. This show will just send you home thinking. Incredibly thought provoking! Not exactly a fluffy comedy but SO WORTH IT!
Don't see it if you're perfectly happy settling in life for mediocre levels of intelligence. Or if you have a 'blog' and consider yourself a 'critic.'
See it if You love thought-provoking and engaging theater. This is the kind of show that begs you to talk about the issues and ideas for hours after
Don't see it if If you like things tied in a neat bow. If you don't understand how 40 years later this can still be relevant.