October 3, 2013 • 09:39:08 a.m.

Hit play 'Boy Gets Girl' opens at Theatre of Western Springs


Hard-hitting journalist Theresa Bedell (played by Debbie Sampson) gets a surprise bouquet of flowers at the office, which piques the interest of her boss, Howard (Tom Schutt), in the award-winning “Boy Gets Girl” by Rebecca Gilman. (Photo provided)

Theatre of Western Springs presents its first Forum play of the 85th season, “Boy Gets Girl,” by Rebecca Gilman. The play hooks its audience with an innocent-seeming blind date that leads to a disquieting tale of obsession.

The show was named the top play of 2000 by Time magazine.

The main character, Theresa, finds that Tony's daily flower deliveries soon are replaced with frightening phone calls and unannounced visits. His continued attempts to win her over grow from annoying to harassing to horrifying. Amy Fenton directs.

The production team notes that the drama contains mature themes and is not recommended for children.

The theater is at 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 3, 4, 5; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 28, 29, Oct. 5 and 6; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

Tickets cost $18 and $20. For reservations and information, contact 708-246-3380 or www.theatrewesternsprings.com.

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