Sexual Perversity in Chicago

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DOI: 10.5040/9781472584519.40000028
Roles: Male (2) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Dan’s friend and colleague Bernie claims to have had a plethora of unusual sexual encounters, ranging from war-themed coitus to animal intercourse. When Dan meets, dates and moves in with the more down-to-earth Deborah, Bernie reckons it’s only a matter of time before Dan gets bored – a view shared by Deborah’s former flatmate, Joan. The fast-paced, forceful dialogue points to the city male’s propensity for sexual exaggeration and the disturbing misogyny that underpins it.

First produced by the Organic Theatre Company in Chicago in 1974, Sexual Perversity in Chicago played the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, in 1976, before transferring to the Regent Theatre, London, the following year.

From Mamet Plays: 1

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Bloomsbury Publishing

David Mamet

ISBN: 9780413645906

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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