Review "Lakeboat": Mamet's Bunch of Bull Ship

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

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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.

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