Opening Night

Boy Gets Girl opened Sunday night after a great weekend of previews. We got a lot of feedback – from the surveys we give our preview audiences, from conversations in the lobby after the show, and from the energy in the theatre each night.

Tomorrow is our first post-show discussion – the League of Chicago Theatres‘ great Theatre Thursday program is paying us a visit. From their description of the evening:

In the spirit of Boy Gets Girl, take your blind date out for Pizza and drinks at Kendall’s bar followed by a performance and a post show discussion and backstage tour.

Which strikes me as a little bit creepy, but it should be a fun night.

Like all of Rebecca Gilman’s plays, there’s a lot to talk about here. The story is mostly of a woman who’s being stalked and the effect it has on her life, but there are also interesting explorations of gender roles, pornography, and the romantic notions that pop culture and art have convinced us to believe in – that with some persistence the boy will, in fact, get the girl.

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