Sexual Perversity in Chicago

Sexual Perversity in Chicago,  in Michigan Tech’s McArdle Theatre, will be presented as a hilarious on-stage “game show,” using mature and graphic language to reveal the awkwardness, heartache and humor of American sexual behavior. According to Director Roger Held, “The Obie awarding winning Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet explores the nature of sexual relationships: Their awkward, unreasonable natures, and how humans stubbornly cling to them in spite of heartache. First produced in 1974, the play continues to speak to generations of young adults in the unyielding clutches of sexual inelegance.” Performance dates are Thursday – Saturday, February 16 – 18 and 23 – 35, 7:30 PM each night, in the McArdle Theatre.

Also in a fun twist to the game show theme, Tech Theatre is collaborating with Michigan Tech Student Health and Wellness to help launch the new campus sexual health initiatives, "Let's Talk About Sex," and "Sex-versations." Part of the play will present “commercial breaks” with information about the two Wellness sexual health initiatives. The commercials have been collaboratively created by Wellness students, staff, and Sexual Perversity's director, Roger Held. Wellness will also have a table with information about these initiatives set up in the lobby.


Tickets are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or the night of the event, one hour before show time, at the McArdle Theatre Box Office.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

McArdle Theatre
Walker 207, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

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$13 Adult, $5 Youth, At no cost with ETF

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Department of Visual and Performing Arts


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