After opening to rave reviews in New York City and Los Angeles, Matt & Ben, the comedy written by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers is moving to Chicago.
Matt & Ben took the prize for "Best Overall Production" during its sold-out run at the New York International Fringe Festival and was the only play invited to appear at the HBO sponsored U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Last summer, Matt & Ben took the Off-Broadway New York theatre scene by storm receiving rave reviews. Now, the original production, which Newsweek Magazine called "The Hottest Play in New York," comes to Chicago for a limited engagement.
In Matt & Ben, two actresses portray Matt (Damon) and Ben (Affleck) before J-Lo, before Gwyneth, before "Project Greenlight," before Oscar -- before anyone actually gave a damn. When the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they're being tested by a Higher Power.
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