About Sexual Perversity in Chicago
Matthew Perry (Friends), Minnie Driver and Hank Azaria star in David Mamet's edgy 1974 play about the difficulties of dealing with the opposite sex. The play follows two couples as they take their fights in the bars into the bedroom.
Controversial, provocative and bitingly funny, Sexual Perversity in Chicago is a play about four young people looking for love. ‘Danny’ (Matthew Perry) and his friend ‘Bernie’ (Hank Azaria) are two ‘regular guys’, pursuing women in all the normal places: bars, libraries, beaches - any place where single women congregate. ‘Deborah’ and her roommate ‘Joan’ (Minnie Driver) are two normal girls, trying to pursue men without actively appearing to do so. They go to the same bars, libraries and beaches. ‘Danny’ and ‘Deborah’ meet and begin an affair, while the other two watch cynically from the sidelines, exerting subtle but hostile pressure on their friends. Their sex lives and their attitudes towards love, lust and commitment are played out amid filing cabinets and the singles bar scene.
Matthew Perry is best known for his role as Chandler Bing in hit NBC comedy series Friends. Other television credits include Boys Will Be Boys, Home Free and Growing Pains. He has also guest-starred on several other television shows including Beverly Hills 90210, Who's The Boss? and The Tracey Ullman Show. His film work includes the romantic comedy Fools Rush In. Sexual Perversity in Chicago is his West End debut.
British actress Minnie Driver first shot to fame alongside Brad Pitt in 1996 in the disturbing movie Sleepers. She also performed alongside Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting. More recent credits include An Ideal Husband, Return To Me, and High Heels and Low Lifes.
Hank Azaria has starred in several major Hollywood films including The Birdcage, Great Expectations, Heat and Quiz Show. However, he is perhaps most famous as the voice of Apu, Chief Wiggum, Moe and many others in the hit comedy series The Simpsons..