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Review: Le Switch

Published January 30, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

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Smartly acknowledging those members of the queer community who have dubious feelings about marriage equality, playwright Philip Dawkins’ Le Switch is a fun romantic comedy featuring a bevy of fine performances and well thought out characters.

Nothing too unusual happens here – as in other projects of this variety, everything ends up resolved, happily. But Dawkins gives nice investment to the history and fears of commitment shy librarian David (an adorably unfettered Stephen Cone) as he manages a long distance relationship with Benoit, a younger, very quirky Canadian florist (the truly sweet Collin Quinn Rice).

Nicely, Cone and Rice are passionately supported by the equally fine La Shawn Banks, Mitchell J. Fain and Elizabeth Ledo, as David’s family, both real and chosen. They, along with Dawkins’ full bodied approach to his often enjoyable characters and Stephen Brackett’s loving direction, make this theatrical offering a sweetly recommended one.

Le Switch runs through February 21st at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont in Chicago. More information is available at www.aboutfacetheatre.org.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!