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Street Corner Arts presents
Men of Tortuga
by Jason Wells
December 1 - 17, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd Street at Guadalupe (click for map)
Tickets are $15; Thursdays are 'pay what you can' nights. For reservations please contact Hyde Park Theatre at 479-PLAY.
A group of powerful men formulate plans to assassinate a member of the opposition (cannonballs or missiles?). They could be corporate titans, intelligence agents or perhaps even politicians. As the scheme spins wildly into complication, the plotters descend into suspicion, bloodlust and raucous infighting. This pitch dark & provocative, gut-check comedy by Jason Wells demands: Do the ends justify the means?
The Men of Tortuga cast includes Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Garry Peters, Joe Penrod, Rommel Sulit and Benjamin Summers.
Word on the street:
"If ever a play demonstrated that most men conduct business the way they once plotted schoolyard warfare, it’s Men of Tortuga...once the laughter has died away one recognizes with chilling clarity how close our culture has really come to such madness."
– Leigh Kennicott, StageHappenings.com