Orah, Matty and Iris (Kimberly Logan, Jennifer Alexander, Leah Karpel) drink and bitch in their father’s house. Servicemen Vincent (Paul Dunckel), Sonny (Craig Cunningham) and Nick (Brandon Ford) moon over them in the booze-laced periphery.
The isolation doesn’t translate here; with social media, no one’s cut off from old loves or far-off places. Marriage isn’t the only option for today’s woman. Dying to live in New Orleans? Get on the bus, girl. The piece’s first half is weighed down with exposition, yet Sonny’s PTSD symptoms go unexplored, the family’s sense of privilege and its loss is undefined and a climactic murder goes undramatized. The truncated ending offers no real resolution. After all their heartache, those girls deserve one. (Lisa Buscani)
LASTmatch Theatre Company at the Royal George Gallery Theatre, 1641 North Halsted, (312)988-9000. Through March 19.