*** Recommended *** Usually, liking a play or not liking a play is pretty spontaneous – happening while I’m watching. In rare cases, however, it’ll grow on me. “The Niceties”, the new production at Writers Theatre is one of those plays. Although it’s interesting and very well-acted, I didn’t think I liked it. In fact, the more I thought about it, the more I didn’t like it. The situation is fraught and neither character is at all sympathetic. I’m recommending “The Niceties” because audiences should judge for themselves. 3 Spotlights
“The Niceties” runs through December 8th at Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Free parking is available in the Metra lot a short walk from the theater. Running time is one hour, 50 minutes, including intermission. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 and 6:00 pm (except for December 8th). Additional performance Dec. 4th at 3:00 pm. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28th. Tickets range from $35-$80. FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.
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