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The Gospel of Lovingkindness

Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

34 ratings
4.6 average rating
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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 02 2014

The play was interesting and thought provoking. The actors were outstanding most with multiple characters. Well written and the stage setting was wonderful except the Cicero Signage was distracting since most of the play happens in Bronzville

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30 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 02 2014

Excellent play about mothers, teenage sons, and violence in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. The actors were first rate. Three of the four actors portray multiple roles and do a great job at distinguishing each character. I even cried a...continued

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65 reviews
487 stars
attended Mar 02 2014

The play was thought provoking , beautiful, tender, raw, humorous, and brutally honest!!! The 4 actors were INCREDIBLELY gifted...especially the lead actress!!! This was a play that truly examines ALL the sides of urban violence and its' factors...continued

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Goldstar Member
4 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Mar 02 2014

Very relevant story to the days/times that we live in. Heart wrenching story that has been experienced 1 too many times in 1 too many families. I was unaware that this was a preview performance, meaning the actual play has not opened yet. The good...continued

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145 reviews
97 stars
attended Mar 06 2014

Acting was stellar!!!! There were a few scenes that I felt the direction distracted from the play itself, but overall, nicely done!

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Dorit
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26 reviews
15 stars
attended Mar 02 2014

We saw the production in preview and it needs a lot of tweaking. I thought it was kind of "preachy" toward the end.
The acting was outstanding.

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20 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 05 2014

Cheryl Lynn Bruce performance never fails to excite, inform, and thoroughly captivate the audience. What a great script that brings the issue of the day into our conscienceless
Thank you for this treat!

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11 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 05 2014

Gospel of Loving Kindness was a meaningful play about Chicago's violence problem. It was well acted. Victory Gardens consistently presents excellent plays. Very multicultural. Both theaters are very accessible. All seats in both upstairs &...continued

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5 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 02 2014

Play was excellent there was free parking down the street from the theater the writer of the play did a interview before the play telling how the play came about and answering questions seats in the theater had plenty of leg room.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 15 2014

The Gospel of Lovingkindness was theater at its finest! The actors did a wonderful job drawing you into their grief, their pain, their anguish and ultimately they showed you how to forgive. The story was so relevant and meaningful to what can go...continued

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 15 2014

The issue of violence and its aftermath affects lives daily. This play covers the gamut. Superb acting by superb actors.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 26 2014

The show was very thought provoking. It was well done. My family thoroughly enjoyed the discussion afterward. Also our seats were amazing!

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2 reviews
33 stars
attended Mar 29 2014

Excellent story line and characters.

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Wilma Butler Simmons
6 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 28 2014

Great show. A piece of real life. Acting was exceptional. Staging a little shakey. I would recommend it.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 29 2014

It was a very powerful experience as it related to what is currently happening in our communities today. The play encourages you to take action in whatever way that you can to get involved with our children. I would recommend the play to young...continued

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1 review
12 stars
attended Mar 26 2014

Fantastic new play- Must see for all Chicagoans concerned about the future of our city

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1 review
2 stars
attended Mar 26 2014

I loved it! The cast was superb. The theatre is intimate and every seat is a good seat. I will attend other events at the theatre.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Mar 05 2014

Incredibly moving story & some of the best acting I've ever seen - I highly recommend!!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 27 2014

Powerful performances and topic. Great show!

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