Neil Haven’s Unique, Satisfying ‘Playdaters’
Spencer’s loyalty to
the game is called into question when he finds a beautiful young woman
(Elizabeth Shipe) who is exactly his type and decides to go on a “real” date.
Haven builds enough rhythm to make a sudden, genuine date seem comically
awkward. The comedy is as interesting as the drama at times, but in a one-hour
show there isn’t enough time to fully develop either element. Overall, however,
The Playdaters satisfies.
The Playdaters,which ended its one-weekend run in Milwaukee, continues at the Chicago Fringe Festival through Sept. 5.