**** Recommended **** Dashnight Productions’ “Chops” is a simple enough story. Three old guys and a sexy girl sitting in a bar after hours listening to jazz and swapping stories. Sounds like something out of the ‘50s, maybe, with guys from the Rat Pack; not stars like Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., but maybe Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. The ultimate cool except it’s the ‘80s, and these guys got their chops a long, long time ago. I knew these characters! The very well-acted “Chops” gets 4 Spotlights.
“Chops” runs through August 14th at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago. Running time is 85 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $25-$35. Valet parking is available. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.theaterwit.org.
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