Venue Details

44 Star Starred
Raven Theatre West Stage
at W Granville Ave 6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
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Member Tips

Take the Clark bus, or drive. They have a parking lot!
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They have a parking lot.
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Very casual
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Diner across the street is fabulous (and priced well!)
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Bring a sweater; they keep it chilly
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After the show, walked a few blocks west to El Chorrito f
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Reviews & Ratings

11 ratings
3.5 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 17 2011

This show is fantastic! The actors create these characters that you simultaneously love and hate, cheer for and fear for. My friends and I all said the same thing: we... continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 23 2011

I like Fifth of July.This production is well cast and the ensemble acting is sharp - which it has to be. The first act can be confusing - it comes at you pretty fast and... continued

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10 reviews
24 stars
attended Jul 10 2011

I really enjoyed IC's The Crucible. It was rough around the edges but spirited and heartfelt. It is also a classic, superbly written and structured play with a powerful... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Fifth of July is part of the Talley Trilogy of plays by Lanford Wilson, all revolving around the Talley family of Lebanon, Missouri. The other plays are Talley’s Folly and Talley & Son.


Written by Lanford Wilson

Directed by Edward Morgan

Summer 1977. Ken is a legless Vietnam vet hiding from life at the large country farm he shares with his lover. The couple is hosting a variety of loved ones for the holiday weekend, including Ken’s spacey aunt, tart-tongued sister, sassy teenage niece, and oldest childhood friend. As the play progresses, Ken and his guests trade hilarious anecdotes and bitter recriminations about the past, all while struggling to make peace with the irrevocable choices each have made.

Lanford Wilson was one of the most successful American playwrights of the latter half of the twentieth century. Honors include winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1980 and being elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2001. Some of his most famous plays include Balm in Gilead, Hot L Baltimore, Burn This and “The Talley Trilogy.”

About the Ticket Supplier: Infamous Commonwealth Theatre

Infamous Commonwealth Theatre Company (ICT) was founded in 2001 with the goal to produce high-quality, innovative and thought-provoking theatre in Chicago.

With each coming production, Infamous Commonwealth Theatre hopes to continue to set a standard for small, nonprofit theatre in the Chicago area, in terms of production value, innovation, content and appeal.