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  • Chicago Theater Review: 'The Qualms' by Pulitzer Winner Bruce Norris

    Pulitzer-winning playwright-provocateur Bruce Norris ("Clybourne Park," "The Pain and the Itch") has proven himself an expert at depicting American middle class hypocrisy, exposing characters' true convictions as contradictory to the beliefs they would prefer to espouse. There's a lot more espousing than exposing in his newest work "The Qualms," which puts an investment banker and his wife at a "polyamorous" swingers party, where the banker soon begins manifesting his sexual repression and conventional views. In the hands of director Pam MacKinnon and a consistently deft ensemble at Chicago's Steppenwolf, plenty of amusement ensues from the bawdy dialogue, but it's all kept a very safe distance from anything insightfully discomfiting. And, for a Norris play, that's a bit shocking.
  • Lusty party never gets into full swing

    Lusty party never gets into full swing
    Why do married — or otherwise committed — couples go to sex parties? One obvious reason presents itself. But the characters in the new black comedy "The Qualms" — set amid a little clutch of mostly miserable middle-aged Midwestern...

    New Play by Pulitzer Winner Bruce Norris Set for New York Run

    "The Qualms," the new play by Pulitzer winner Bruce Norris ("Clybourne Park"), has locked in a New York run at Off Broadway's Playwrights Horizons just ahead of the opening night of the show's world premiere run in Chicago. Playwrights Horizons was the...

    'The Qualms' to end Playwrights Horizons' season

    Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Bruce Norris' new comedy "The Qualms," which opens on Sunday night at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, will play Playwrights Horizons in New York in 2015, a representative for the off-Broadway theater said on...

    'A Raisin in the Sun' actresses discuss play's stark resonance

    'A Raisin in the Sun' actresses discuss play's stark resonance
    In a Broadway season in which revivals have eclipsed new plays it was still a surprise that the American drama that spoke most urgently to our time was Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun." Much has changed since the work first appeared on...