Venue Details

85 Star Starred
Greenhouse Theater Center
Formerly Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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4.5 average rating
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29 reviews
29 stars
attended Mar 28 2008

We thought the script was not well done; the fictional characters (such as the "crazy wife in the attic") were almost laughable. The actors tried very hard but they couldn't overcome the script deficiencies.

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12 reviews
4 stars
attended May 02 2008

My friend and I both thought this play was not very engaging. We were distracted by the accents that were different from each other and not consistent with many actors. I... continued

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 11 2008

This was a great show if you are knowledgeable of the Bronte sisters works. Very interesting staging and good acting, though the accents weren't as consistent as they... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Breathtaking… a rare feat of theatrical imagining” —The Evening Standard (UK)

Description

This inventive drama by Polly Teale, originally developed by the U.K.’s acclaimed Shared Experience Theatre Company, examines the lives of three of the most studied and discussed writers of all time. Spurred by their brother’s tumultuous personal life, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte write from their remote home on the Yorkshire moors. The real and the imagined collide as the characters the sisters have created come to life. Bronte explores the question of how a trio of Victorian spinsters could have produced some of the most passionate literature ever written.