Domesticated at Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf and Bruce Norris make a great pair! While The Qualms and Domesticated may not be masterpieces like Clybourne Park, they are still thought provoking works that entertain. Domesticated premiered in NYC with a starry cast that included Jeff Goldblum and Steppenwolf regular Laurie Metcalf. In its Chicago debut, Norris himself directs the no-name, but excellent cast. The premise of a politician felled by adultery may seem recycled, but this battle of the sexes still plays out interestingly. The background set of a school gymnasium is perfect, not only for the daughter's interwoven presentation about sexual behavior in the animal kingdom, but also for the "games" the adults play. Worthy effort!