Steep Theatre presents
At 1115 W. Berwyn
Written by David Mamet
Directed by G.J. Cederquist
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Thru February 26th
Running time: Ninety minutes with no intermission.
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
'I knew a guy who ate a chair because no one stopped him.' Life on the lake is tedious. To drift through the monotony, a crew focuses on booze, sex and sandwiches. Steep Theatre presents LAKEBOAT, Playwright David Mamet's semi-biographical account of life on a freight ship. Dale is the new night cook. A lakeboat summer job is a romantic notion for a literature major. Dale learns quickly this isn't a Huck Finn adventure. From anchors up, the jocular familiarity of the guys breeds testosterone-infused competition. Boozing escapades, sexual conquests and egg sandwiches, every raunchy story is an industrial strength, usurped, big sail of wind. LAKEBOAT navigates through the humorous inner-workings of a bunch of bull ship!
Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.