Venue Details

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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000
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Free parking available at the now unused garage of the closed Children's Memorial Hospital on Lincoln Avenue
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There are so many dining options on the same block as the theater -- Thai, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mexican -- you might as well eat here before the show.
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27 ratings
4.1 average rating
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21 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

Very compelling performance. Not a conventional play, for sure, but it made a nice change of pace. The politics of the piece were a little unsophisticated and obvious, but the talent of the performers outshone the material.

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

So Much Energy from four talented actors. The music was wonderful.

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 03 2012

This show was absolutely stunning and I recommend it to every person in America. Not only do the performers have great talent and musical ability, but the individual "sections" of the show are very moving and powerful. It reminds us that we are...continued

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Website

http://www.victorygardens.org/onstage/ameriville.php

Quotes & Highlights

“[Their work] absolutely demands to be seen” —Boston Globe
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Description

by Universes — Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz, Gamal Chasten, William Ruiz

Developed with and directed by Chay Yew

Performed by the celebrated performance ensemble Universes, this thrilling exploration of the American experience prowls the dark corners of our contemporary landscape and asks, “If Hurricane Katrina happened again, would we be ready?”

An electrifying evening infused with hip hop, song, poetry and dance, Ameriville is a passionate and hopeful vision of a community’s responsibility to another amidst a nation in turmoil.