Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Happily Ever After

Monday, September 22, 2014

by Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Mag.com

A different sort of Cinderella story opened this weekend, though I don't think playwright Christian O'Reilly thought of it as such. In Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's The Good Father, two people from distinct social classes meet--the college educated Jane and the working-class house painter Tim. But true love doesn't descend magically from the heavens. The first bond instead is biological-a pregnancy created during a drunken post-New-Year's-Eve one-night-stand. And O'Reilly's beautifully drawn character piece charts the circuitous path the relationship takes as it adjusts to the reality of circumstance.

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