Explosive Gay-Rights Drama Revisits '69 Stonewall Riots in Hit the Wall
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The last date listed for Hit the Wall was Sunday June 1, 2014 / 7:00pm.
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Harking back to the charged family dynamics of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, the new play Miracles in the Fall -- winner of the 2013 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays -- is a powerful investigation of the intersection of secrets, faith and forgiveness. Set in 1968 Detroit, the play centers on a young Dominican nun, Clare Connelly, who is the caretaker of her alcoholic father, Jimmy. In due course, she uncovers the very secrets that have thrown a pall of shame over the family for many years. A maverick Jesuit priest and Clare's own brother Charlie inspire and challenge Clare in equal measure throughout this sensitive and intelligent drama. Written by local playwright Chuck O'Connor (High Hard Ones), Miracles in the Fall now comes to Greenhouse Theater Center. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Henk GreenRed Velvet
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The volume of the music destroyed my eardrums and had to put my fingers in my ears. But still loved this show. I've seen it at Steppenwolf Garage and this production doesn't disappoint. The performers draw you in, shake the hell out of you, and remind us of the struggles, bigotry,and how we queers were considered worthless before it was " OK to be GAY".
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I was a little apprehensive at first, listening to the three piece rock band assault our ears at full volume with late 60's hits. But once the drama began, I was swept away with the intense and honest portrayals of the people involved with the...continued
Quotes & Highlights
- “Hit the Wall remains one of the Chicago greats … this is far and away the best visual staging of the three I’ve seen.”—Chicago Tribune
- “The spontaneous, raucous energy that first made Hoff’s production such a hit too is alive and well in this production, which is part concert, part revolt.”—Time Out Chicago
- “Hit the Wall returns with an even better riot … more awful-beautiful than before.”—Chicago Reader
- “If you see only one show before Memorial Day, make it this one.”—Windy City Times