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Theatre students tackle cold-hearted comedy

September 23, 2013

The Warehouse Theatre Company presents “The Smell of the Kill”—a dark comedy that will leave audience members with chills.

The play by Michele Lowe opens the company’s four-show season. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-28 with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on Sept. 29. Get ticket information here.

Settled in the North Chicago suburb of Wilmette, the play follows three wives who have tolerated one another for years as their husbands, former college roommates, get together regularly for dinner. This time, though, while preparing dessert, the women exchange confidences, revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster.

When the men mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker, the women are faced with a life-or-death decision. Should they let them out?

“This show is about friendship,” Director Becca Hudgins said. “It highlights how important friendships are in times of crisis.”

The Warehouse Theatre Company is a student-run company under the School of Performing Arts that provides unique opportunities for students to participate in all aspects of production, management and direction.

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