Venue Details

123 Star Starred
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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No intermission
The Gospel of Lovingkindness info Mar 03 2014 star this tip starred
Kath
I wore a sweater, flip-flops, etc..
Appropriate dress Nov 11 2013 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

16 ratings
3.6 average rating
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1 review
5 stars
attended Oct 10 2008

My girlfriend and I attended this event and enjoyed it a great deal! The actors were talented. The stage set was good, and the seats were good also. We are thinking of going again!

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34 events
1 review
8 stars
attended Oct 05 2008

It managed to be too cold and too precious at the same time.

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48 events
16 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 08 2008

This show was very flat. It is a beautiful underlying story, but this retelling just doesn't do it for me. I don't think it is the fault of the actors, rather, it was that they had a crap script to work with. They did the best they could with...continued

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Description

Victory Gardens’ season opens with a major revival of Eurydice, a fresh take on the Greek Orpheus myth by Evanston native, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and MacArthur Genius award winner Sarah Ruhl. Eurydice’s wedding to Orpheus is cut short when she wanders after a man bearing a letter from her dead father. Her disappearance turns out to be from life itself, when she is transported to the underworld in a raining elevator. A story of love, loss and the mystery of death, The New York Times called Eurydice “weird and wonderful, devastatingly lovely.” From the author of The Clean House, Passion Play, and Dead Man’s Cell Phone.