“Dada Woof Papa Hot” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

***RECOMMENDED*** There was a time, during the middle to late 1990’s, when most of the gay men living in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood became dog owners. The logic behind this was to facilitate their chances of finding a boyfriend while taking the little pup for a walk, allowing the animal to become the catalyst for starting a conversation with a cute young guy who just wanted to pet the dog or else meeting other men who just happen to be taking their own dog for a stroll around the neighborhood. It was a great way to meet someone. Now it seems that having a child, whether through adoption or surrogacy, may have replaced dogs as a means for gay men to hook-up with one another. At least that’s one of a myriad of scenarios presented in Peter Parnell’s inanely titled play “Dada Woof Papa Hot” at About Face Theatre. 3 SPOTLIGHTS

“Dada Woof Papa Hot” runs through February 16, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago
Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM.
Please note there will be an added performance on Saturday, February 16 at 3:00 PM.
Tickets: $20 to $38. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are currently available at, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office.
Running time is approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes with no intermission.

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