"Uncle Bob" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Needs Heat

"Uncle Bob" (Mary Arrchie Theatre):  Needs Heat

Playwright Austin Pendleton ‘goes there’ in his tip-toe-through-taboo-territory.  Pendleton explores the long-term connectivity of two men. Uncle Bob is a cantankerous hermit. Josh is his highly-agitated nephew.  Their relationship is built on raw honesty and a tortured kinship.  They spar with intellectual acidity.  Both men believe they are ‘uncompromising failures.‘  They are stuck together in a misery-loves-company bond of dysfunction. And they been shackled together since Josh was 8.

Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Review.

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