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Blacula: Young, Black and Undead Reviews

Chicago Dramatists Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

40 ratings
4.2 average rating
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54 events
9 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 30 2013

While the actors had talent and the play was well-produced and thoroughly rehearsed, it just wasn't good. The jokes were obvious and uninspired ("Miley Cyrus twerking is a sign of the apocalypse"? Really? Not original and not fresh) and the...continued

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43 events
19 reviews
38 stars
attended Nov 07 2013

The venue is a bit hard to locate and parking is meter. The show is OK and could have been very entertaining but is over written and the second act falls apart. If about 30-40 minutes get cut and is done in a single act the show would work...continued

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7 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 21 2013

I loved it. I took my 11 year-old son with me and I did not know that it was not appropriate for him. It was a little milder at the end. Please specify that it is for adults only. Other than that I really enjoyed it.

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7 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 21 2013

It was fantastic and very funny! It was not appropriate for children. Please make that known.

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76 events
36 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 10 2013

The show was fabulous and all the participants were really good. I am glad we were able to get there to enjoy the show. We will return...

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171 events
19 reviews
82 stars
attended Oct 30 2013

What a hilarious play! Very funny adult dialogue, cleverly written with really good acting. I enjoyed meeting everyone with the Enjoy Life Chicago! Black Professionals Social Group from meetup.com who came out too- it was a good time. Try to catch...continued

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27 events
15 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 24 2013

Noticeably excellent sound design, from the music choices pre and post-show to the plethora of supporting sound effects (often to comic effect). The actor portraying Colfax was quite a comedic find, successfully landing even the more juvenile...continued

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29 events
10 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 29 2013

I enjoyed the plot. The antagonist was fantastic, as were several of the supporting actors. However, the van Helsing siblings (especially her horrific accent were serious detractors).

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48 events
8 reviews
2 stars
KBF
12 events
8 reviews
51 stars
attended Nov 08 2013

It was well acted and funny.

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48 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 29 2013

The play was FANTASTIC! Super funny and very well done!!!!!!! The theatre and staff was also great!

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Mitzi Scott
12 events
7 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 10 2013

Didn't make it to this event, just wasted my money because my guest was a no show.

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8 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 09 2013

Blacula is one the best place I've seen, A very well-written screenplay the actors were superb, the actor that played Calhoun was the best of the lot hats off to you !! I highly recommend this play to be seen by all. again one of the best place...continued

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10 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 23 2013

Good, funny and clever. would recommend it to friends.

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35 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 08 2013

A very silly parody of 1970s/1980s blaxploitation/sexploitation movies. What could be better?

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7 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 29 2013

I liked the theater. It is small and quite intimate yet still the seats are not so close together that one would feel cramped. The play had many funny moments. With the exception of two of the actors, the acting was mediocre. The music/sound...continued

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Goldstar Member
6 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

It was okay. I would say my biggest critique was the unevenness of the writing. A few jokes were pretty hilarious, and their comic timing executed quite well, but most of the time the jokes were sub-par or par at best.

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26 events
2 reviews
7 stars
2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

I was pleasantly surprised. I am somewhat of a rookie when it comes to plays. I have been to a few recently, mostly in bigger venues. It seems like I got way more for my money because the actors in this smaller venue work way harder than the...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 22 2013

The plot and actors worked hard at delivery their best. The set was minimum at best. Great effort.

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