Have you ever thought about Nancy Drew getting married? Or the Hardy Boys starting a family on their own?
No one has ever delved into what happens after those teenage detectives are no longer teenagers. Eclectic Full Contact Theatre shows us what happens after the years have passed for some beloved detectives in THE SECRET OF THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK.
Eclectic Full Contact Theatre Solves the Mystery
Teenage detectives Eleanor and Robert were legendary. They solved crime after crime in their hometown, much to the chagrin of the police chief, and were sometimes trailed by Robert’s annoying younger brother, Peter. However, Robert mysteriously disappears one day and is presumed dead...or is he?
While the mystery of Robert still remains at large, Eleanor has bigger mysteries to solve now that she’s all grown-up. Is this how she expected her life to be? Is she ready for the next chapter and finally leave the mysteries in the past? Joined by her now husband Peter and with the help of Eleanor’s biggest fan, Jasmine, they all might be able to crack this case once and for all.
Metaphors for Life
THE SECRET OF THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK is like a huge metaphor for figuring out adulthood and your mid-30s. As Eleanor struggles with letting go of Robert, she’s faced with new steps of her future that all seems like a giant mystery in itself.
Though the analogy is one that might resonate with audience members, for this writer, the story itself feels a bit clunky and doesn’t quite hit that emotional depth.
THE SECRET OF THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK would be a good fit for anyone who loves mystery and coming of age plays. It might not be the best fit for those looking for a play that hits all the emotional buttons.
Kelly Levander* (Eleanor Dawson)
Elise Soeder (Ellie Dawson),
Aziza Macklin (Jasmine)
Mark Tacderas (Peter Wilder)
Lance Spencer (Robert Wilder)
Randy Johnson (Franklin Wilder)
Marci Portugal (Alice Garcia)
Understudies include: Brandii Champagne (U/S Ellie), Serina Johnston (U/S Jasmine) Alex Rocha (U/S Robert and Peter) and Alexis Aranda (U/S Alice)
Jessica Lauren Fisher* (Producer and Props Designer)
Auden Granger (Costumes)
Jennifer Roseman (Stage Manager)
Zoe Rosenfeld (Set Designer)
Frank Gasparro* (Scenic Painter)
Corey Bradberry (Sound Designer)
Now through June 2, 2019
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm
2936 N Southport Ave.
Note: Picture This Post reviews are excerpted by Theatre in Chicago
About the Author
Alexis is a theater reviewer, travel bug, media specialist, and burger & beer enthusiast. During the day she works in the advertising business as a senior communications designer. When night falls, or when she can escape to New York, she’s hitting the theaters to see as many shows as she can. And whenever she’s not at her desk or in the audience, she’s out seeking the best burger and beer offerings in Chicago.
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