Venue Details

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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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Burgers at Dillingers are amazing. Staff is friendly atmos
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Atmosphere is relaxed
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Andrea L
Children's Hospital Garage is free for 5 hours, slated to be destroyed.
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Simply IT is a short walk down lincoln and has vegetarian choices
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Brown Line is a short walk around the corner. Easy in heels.
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Pita Pit has a great menu, lots of vegetarian choices and it's quick
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Reviews & Ratings

21 ratings
4.6 average rating
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278 events
27 reviews
30 stars
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11 stars
attended Dec 27 2012

Performances from multi-talented actors was very impressive!
The music was also lovely.

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Andrea L
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92 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

It was pretty simplistic.

Talented cast, very creative multi-media, imaginative, upbeat, even slightly thought-provoking. But I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who likes serious theatre...it's hard to find anything un-cute at this time of year.

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More Information

Website

http://victorygardens.org/onstage/failure.php

Quotes & Highlights

" … a wholly wonderful show that is profound, yet at the very same time whimsical beyond all imagining." —Chicago Sun-Times

Description

Written by Victory Gardens Ensemble Playwright Philip Dawkins, Failure: A Love Story is a magical, musical fable about the triumphs and aspirations of three sisters living in the rickety two-story building by the Chicago River which was the Fail family home and clock shop in 1928. Nelly was the first to die, followed soon after by sisters, Jenny June and Gerty. As with many unforeseen circumstances in life — blunt objects, disappearances and consumption — they never saw death coming. This profoundly funny and moving holiday offering reminds us that in the end, all that remains is love.

The play runs 90 minutes and is recommended for those ages 8 and older.