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Athenaeum Theatre
at W Oakdale Ave 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60657
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Free street parking if you can find it or two pay and park lots adjacent to theatre
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Casual, definitely informal!
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attended Aug 23 2012

SUPERB acting saved this dated and predictable family dramedy from complete yawner-hood. I suspect it was novel, even ground-breaking, in its day, but the characters seem stereotypical and the themes trite today.

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attended Aug 10 2012

This was a very sweet and enjoyable play. The main characters worked very well off of each other. Made for a relaxing night out.

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attended Aug 16 2012

Run, don't walk to this one! Don't miss it! With Eugene O'Neill as playwright, it is, as expected, wonderfully written. And the acting is everything it should be--we were especially impressed with the actor who played the father figure, and...continued

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This play runs about 2 hours and 20 minutes with intermission. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Eclipse Theatre Company

Eclipse Theatre Company chooses one playwright per season and focuses on the works of that playwright only. Through this total immersion in a specific playwright's world, the ensemble gains a thorough understanding of that playwright and the circumstances of his/her writing in order to bring a more concentrated and literate representation of that playwright to the audience.

Playwrights who have written more than three plays are eligible for consideration, as well as playwrights who have shown a definite range of growth throughout their careers. On deciding which plays to perform, a great factor is the challenge that the piece presents to the ensemble and its audience.

Since the inception of the one playwright-one season mission in 1997, playwrights that have been featured with Eclipse include French Playwright Jean Cocteau; Legendary American Playwrights Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Neil Simon, New York Playwrights Romulus Linney and John Guare, and Chicago native Keith Reddin.