|Writers' Theatre presents|
|Do the Hustle|
|Written by Brett Neveu
Directed by William Brown
at Writers' Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru March 20 | tickets: $ | more info
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
A father and son scuffle over a cup of hot chocolate. The boy walks out in a rage. The cashier bonds with the dad over tough parenting. In response, the father pulls a fast one and steals $10. Writers' Theatre presents the world premiere of Do The Hustle. Eddie is teaching Sam the family business. The mark, the build-up, the take, father teaches his son the important elements of the perfect con. The duo executes a progression of swindles to get to the big pay off. The scamming hits close to home when the rip-offs get personal. Who is zooming who? Do The Hustle is a series of dark, biting stings that swell into a big ouch.
Check out the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Blog.
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