Phoenix Player’s Company Presents ‘Sexual Perversity in Chicago’ – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Phoenix Player’s Company Presents ‘Sexual Perversity in Chicago’

The Phoenix Players Company proudly presents its first show ever. “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” by David Mamet, is an amazingly energetic play about a young couple, Dan and Deborah, trying to survive in today’s world where sexuality often confuses love. The couple's friends, Bernie–a loner who pretends to be a player, and Joan–a loner teacher who wishes she was a player, are the culprits of this confusion. It is a play that is modern in dialogue, themes, and action. The show will also be featuring a monologue, “The Sermon,” by David Mamet that was originally done in the 1979 revival of “Sexual Perversity in Chicago.” Due to adult language and content this play is for a mature audience only. The show is being preformed down at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, in The Barn. Admission is free for HWS students, staff and faculty, and $5 for other admission.

Here is a little taste of what theatergoers will be seeing:
Bernie: The main thing Dan…
Danny: Yes?
Bernie: The main thing about broads…
Danny: Yes?
Bernie: Is two things: one: the way to get laid is to treat ’em like s*#@…
Danny: Yeah…
Bernie: … and two: nothing. Nothing makes you so attractive to the opposite sex as getting your rocks off on a regular basis.

The Phoenix Players starring in “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” are Todd Breeden, Tim Mele, Caroline Weller, and Eileen O’Conner-Casey. They are under the direction of Andrew Holt, with the help of stage manager Alexis David. “The Sermon” will be performed by Andrew Holt under the direction of Tim Mele, Todd Breeden, Eileen O’Conner-Casey and Caroline Weller.