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Annoyance Theatre

Chicago 'Friends' parody looks for Rosses and Rachels

Chicago 'Friends' parody looks for Rosses and Rachels

Amanda Marcheschi looked like a Rachel. Definitely Aniston-esque. She had dark, longish hair and a self-possession that cracked slightly when she spoke, revealing a touch of uncertainty. She stood at the bar in the lobby of Stage 773 in Lakeview and talked to herself. She talked to herself furiously, waving a finger in the air at whatever imaginary tool she was telling off, mouthing a speech that she had clearly rehearsed. As a reporter approached, though, her nasal, Long Island whine, just barely audible, told a different story: She had figured that she was more of a Janice than a Rachel, more like Chandler's on-again-off-again girlfriend on "Friends."

"But here's...