Why shake off a reputation when you can embrace it? That’s the attitude White Box Theatre has taken. After its last two shows (its critically acclaimed June production of “Red Light Winter” and July production of “Gaucho”) both featured graphic sex scenes, this expat theater will open the doors for its next main-stage show, David Mamet’s “Sexual Perversity in Chicago.”
It’s not often that audience members, whether it be in music, theatre, dance or another discipline, get a chance to directly interact and give an opinion on what they see on stage. This breaking of the “fourth wall” is often thought of as taboo and in some ways detrimental to artistic development.
The feeling of loneliness is no stranger to anyone, particularly expats. For us, old family and friends are literally half a world away. Artists at Probationary Theatre can relate; they are no strangers to friends who have gone separate ways for one reason or another.
This July, they will put on the play "Gaucho" by Doug Lucie. The play will feature an impressive cast — some familiar faces on the White Box stage, along with some newcomers.