The Midwest premiere of Patrick Marber's Dealer's Choice has been extended an extra two weeks, through Dec. 28, by Roadworks Productions in Chicago.
The play, which was a huge hit at London's National Theatre and on the West End in 1995, revolves around a group of young men and a middle-aged restaurateur who engage in a game of poker that becomes a true "long night's journey into day" frought with startling accusations and revelations.
Marber, 28, is one of a current group of young British playwrights -- including Mark Ravenhill, Martin McDonagh and Jez Butterworth -- who are shaking up the London stage and drawing younger audiences to the West End. Marber's current play, Closer, has been playing to sold-out houses at the National Theatre for the past several months and there is talk of it coming to Broadway in 1998.
The Chicago production of Dealer's Choice is directed by Abigail Deser. Performances are at the Victory Gardens Theatre, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., through Dec. 28. For tickets, call (773) 871-3000.
-- By Rebecca Paller