Sex is on the menu this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Curious Theatre Branch remounts its “Round and Round: asexfarcetragedy,” this time with more elaborate sets and six more years of living to inform the piece. The bedroom farce revolves around one woman and her relationship with three different men as they plot against one another for power. Jenny Magnus, co-founder of Curious, serves as writer and co-director. She also plays the central femme fatale, this time with a more maternal touch. “As you age, the sexual ethics of your youth become rotten. But now, I’m more sympathetic to her…I see more shades of gray.” The experience does not stop when the lights go down on this show. Join Magnus (February 9, 2pm-4pm) for a discussion on the unique contributions of women in Chicago theater. The panel, also representing Steppenwolf, Teatro Vista, Congo Square and others, will speak to the challenges as well as advantages existent in the field today. (William Scott)
At the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago, (312)280-2660. This production is now closed.