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Friday, July 11; Saturday, July 12; Friday, July 18; Saturday, July 19
Barfly Theater: David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago"
$11 ($8 for card-carrying Friends of The Commonspace), mature audiences, shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. each night, atchisson@stl-barfly.com, www.stl-barfly.com
Attendance: 159 people

"Sexual Perversity in Chicago" is about two young men, Bernie and Dan, and two young women, Deborah and Joan, trying to sort out their sex lives amid filing cabinets and the nervous regimentation of the singles bar scene.  In a series of short scenes, we see them falling in and out of love in a comedy of failure to learn.  Two of them have an affair that their two friends coach from the sidelines, helping to break up the relationship.

The 1986 film "About Last Night..." was based on this play.