Venue Details

90 Star Starred
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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Parking on the street. Several restaurants within walking distance. We went to O'Malley's -- OK, but will pick differently next time.
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great food near by
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4.1 average rating
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Andrea L
182 events
92 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 08 2007

Set was ambiguous, year was ambiguous, acting was ambiguous. Rose had a costume malfunction in her first scene...those straps need to be pulled up on the halter, and the back does also. She is meant to be wearing a flattering dress, and it was...continued

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41 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 30 2007

Extremely well written play. The performances were also good.

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35 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 24 2007

The play was very good and the speaking and sound was excellant. They were so natural, as though they were familar with each other. It had so much truth, excitment and just mystery. From our seats we were invoved in the play ourselves. BRAVO!!!!!!...continued

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Description

The 2007 Pearl Cleage season concludes with a revival of Bourbon at the Border. This explosive piece follows the lives of two ordinary people who joined hundreds of other Americans for a massive voter registration drive in Mississippi in the summer of 1964. White supremacists, outraged at the challenge to their segregated way of life, responded with violence that left three civil rights workers dead and many wounded. Years later, the couple is still searching for a way back from the personal damage that was done during that long-ago “Freedom Summer.”

By Pearl Cleage

Directed by guest artist Ron OJ Parson

Featuring Joslyn Jones, Lynette Mance, J.J. McCormick and Alfred Wilson

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.