Ruthless, Fascinating Caligula Reigns at the Greenhouse Theater
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The last date listed for Caligula was Sunday July 7, 2013 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Greenhouse Theater Center:
- Full Price:
- $39.00 - $49.00
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- $24.50 - $25.00
American Blues Theater presents a live radio-style performance of Frank Capra's holiday masterpiece on stage at Greenhouse Theater Center. This has been a holiday tradition in Chicago since 2002, and this year's performance once again features the original director and ensemble that have warmed hearts for many holiday seasons. Complete with live sound effects, an original score and a cast of eight wonderful actors who bring the typical small town of Bedford Falls to life on stage, It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! recreates a 1940s-era radio broadcast of the heartwarming tale of troubled George Bailey's Christmas Eve journey through his life history. The production includes holiday carols, live commercials from actual local sponsors, telegrams from the audience read on stage and a "Soldier Spotlight," which honors one serviceman or servicewoman during each performance. After the show, the entire audience is invited to join the cast and crew for milk and cookies. Learn More
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This is a brilliant, impossible play. Nearly every line has two or three levels of meaning, if not multiple ironies, and the writing is mordantly, almost savagely funny while doing full justice to the atrocity of the subject. Unfortunately, such wit and profundity would require actors with equal mental acuity, range, depth, and technique, and modern American actors possess none of this. The performances here were one or two dimensional--well meaning, and the troupe should get commendation for attempting such a difficult play--and entirely inadequate to the task. The staging was fairly inventive and successful, as was the incidental music. Line readings of sufficient brilliance and depth for this poetry would require an entire cast full of the likes of Judi Dench, sad to say. Great play, though.