|The House Theatre and AMTP* presents|
|Girls vs Boys|
|Book/lyrics by Chris Matthews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen
Music byKevin O’Donnell and Nathan Allen
Directed by Nathan Allen
Music directed by Ethan Deppe
At the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru May 9th | tickets: $15-$25 | more info
reviewed by Katy Walsh
Break-up vs Kill. If given the consequence-free choice, would you have the uncomfortable conversation with the pending ex or just shoot him? The House Theatre, in partnership with the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University, presents Girls vs Boys. The lives of six teenagers unravel in a party world of drugs, alcohol, sex and guns. George wants to be cool. Casey wants to feel something. Jason wants his old girlfriend. Sam wants her brother’s respect. Kate wants Jason. Lanie wants safe sex. To get what they want, they pop Ritalin, slam beers, screw friends and fire weapons… all while singing and dancing. Girls vs Boys is “High School Musical” vs “Gossip Girl” where disputes are settled in the Wild West way.
Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.