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Mercury Theater (Chicago, IL)

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74 ratings
4.2 average rating
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6 reviews
18 stars
attended Apr 17 2011

I thought the play was definitely worth seeing and enjoyed every moment.
Acting was great, the storyline: loved how Chicago was tied in 360 degrees, right up to the last line.

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2 reviews
16 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

While the sparse set and initial 15 minutes of the play made it difficult to predict its final impact, it warmed and grew and deepened, drawing everyone into its emotional depths, being acted with delicate, totally believable nuance.
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15 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 15 2011

The acting and the play were quite good. It is a shame that the theater on Friday night was almost empty. However, it was comfortably warm.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

It was a great play -- very moving. I particularly appreciated the acting of Alex Hugh Brown and Falashay Pearson. Definitely worth seeing. The theater, although beautiful, was still very cold.

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25 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 14 2011

Theater was freezing for the first preview. I liked the play but felt the father's role was too "speechy". The connection between Chicago and its history and the story line was vague. I thought the actors playing the daughter and the other...continued

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 15 2011

A must see, excellent acting, a lesson in history as well an eye opener for social issues......

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

This was a terrific play....two interwoven stories: the rebuilding and reinventing of the city of Chicago after the great fire; and the rebuilding and reinventing of a life after the death of one who was both a spouse and a father. Great writing...continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

Moving story about loss and reclaiming happiness. Solid acting and beautiful set production, highly recommended!!!!

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 15 2011

I think the set design and lighting were excellent. I felt that the actors were ill at ease, awkard, and uncomfortable with themselves and this distracted from the play. There were too many issues to be discussed in any depth.

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Growing up! Yikes, what an ordeal. And if it stopped during the teenage years somehow, life would be so different. Not necessarily better. Widowed dad and semi-orphaned daughter are hurt and sad and react in unhelpful ways. But there is more to...continued

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 17 2011

This was a great play...very moving! I laughed and cried.The actors were very good, especially Falashay...you cant tell this play is her 1st professional theatre performance. I would suggest everybody see it. We had great floor seats. s/n: the...continued

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Ed
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 17 2011

Great lighting and set -- Excellent acting --- recommended.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

Terrific play! By far superior to the Steppenwolf and Lookingglass plays I saw in the same month (HotL Baltimore & Ethan Frome). Great play, outstanding acting. I've been recommending it to all of my friends.

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1 review
2 stars
attended May 20 2011

This is what theatre should be. Fully engaged both intellectually and emotionally, I was able to give myself entirely to the story. These are people I know, struggling with the generation gap, with unconventional family structures, with loss and...continued

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65 reviews
100 stars
attended May 29 2011

This is a very moving play. Well acted and meaningful. It has been extended through June so don't miss it!

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Henk Green Red Velvet
369 events
52 reviews
-7 stars
attended Jun 03 2011

Go see this play! Excellent staging, performances, and narrative. Noah (Stef Tovar), holds the audience in his hand through out this entire show. His love interest Liam ( Alex Hugh Brown), is so authentic I found myself looking forward to their...continued

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 05 2011

Unmoving. Left at intermission - didn't want to give it more time, in addition to the time already spent on the first act and the commute. The connection was just not there for me.

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Andrea L
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92 reviews
3 stars
attended May 29 2011

It was reasonably entertaining, I just didn't love it, didn't strike a chord with me.

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51 reviews
19 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

Wonderful play. Creatively written, very sensitive. Acting was terrifically bold. Projections were unbelievably good. Also loved the theater space. The Mercury is a gem.

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43 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 05 2011

Great show with wonderful performances. I found the subject matter compelling and riveting and think the show dealt with it respectfully and truthfully. The sparse staging actually enhanced the performances and the history of Chicago served as an...continued

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