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Profiles Theatre
The Alley Stage & The Main Stage theater complex 4139 - 4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60613
773-549-1815
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In my experience at Profiles, the curtain is always 10+minutes late.
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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 18 2009

Great Falls is an excellent play. The writing is crisp and authentic, with unexpected turns. The play resists sugar coating some tough issues.

There are two actors, both superb. Not overplayed, but subtle. For a change, the...continued

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3 reviews
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attended Jan 13 2009

I LOVED Great Falls. The story was so real and engaging, and the writing was just beautiful. The acting was wonderful, and the small theatre really did the play justice. It was a fantastic show, and I've been recommending it to everyone I know.

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2 reviews
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attended Jan 23 2009

I really enjoyed this play. The acting was amazing, and it was a truly engaging story. I have been recommending the play, and I am thinking about going back to see it again.

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Quotes & Highlights

Great Falls is an appealing, Chicago-style show. You’ll find this a moving piece that really sticks with you. It’s Darrell W. Cox’s best acting!” —Chicago Tribune
Great Falls features an astonishing performance by Allison Torem, an actress of dazzling skill, fierce emotional honesty and breathtaking sophistication!” —_Chicago Sun-Times (Recommended) _
“Lee Blessing’s play is both incisive and devastating, and the same can be said of Profiles’ production!” —_Time Out Chicago (Highly Recommended) _
“Joe Jahraus’ stark midwest premiere for Profiles Theatre is superb!” —_Chicago Reader _(Highly Recommended)

Description

Profiles Theatre continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the Midwest Premiere of the acclaimed new comedy-drama Great Falls by Lee Blessing, directed by Profiles Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. 

Great Falls follows a stepfather and teenage stepdaughter on a road trip across the American West.  Mr. Blessing reveals the strained nature of their relationship as they attempt to make sense of who they are to one another now.  The realities of their shattered connection unfold in this acclaimed new play.

Profiles’ production will be the Midwest premiere of Great Falls.  It received its World premiere at the 2008 Humana Festival of New American Plays and was a festival favorite.  Profiles’ production marks only the second production of this new play from one of the most accomplished writers in modern American Theatre.

“We’re thrilled to be producing our first play by such a highly praised and prolific playwright as Lee Blessing,” says Profiles Artistic Director Joe Jahraus.  “Great Falls is so touching, funny and beautifully written, it’s quickly become my favorite work by Mr. Blessing.  And after the wonderful chemistry they created for ‘In a Dark Dark House’, I can’t imagine a better pairing for this story than Darrell W. Cox and Allison Torem.”