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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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Free parking available at the now unused garage of the closed Children's Memorial Hospital on Lincoln Avenue
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There are so many dining options on the same block as the theater -- Thai, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mexican -- you might as well eat here before the show.
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11 reviews
20 stars
attended Feb 01 2009

Wonderful and well done! It's an eye-opener for young people who can't wrap their brains around the struggle of past generations and perfect for parents struggling to integrate past and present values in a complex world. The acting was very good...continued

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attended Jan 31 2009

I found myself drawn in by the message and the talented messengers. This was a wonderful performance in a wonderful venue.

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32 stars
attended Feb 08 2009

This show was the first I have seen at this venue. The venue is beautiful and the seating very comfortable. I was in awe of the set on stage. I enjoyed the show immensely. I thought the actors were astounding as they conveyed the message of their...continued

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It’s 1995, the year of the Million Man March. Angela and Frank Freeman, an affluent black couple “living green” in a mostly white Chicago suburb, disagree about selling their beautiful home to fund their daughter’s college education. Should they resettle to another “safe white community,” or return, as a family, to discover their roots in “the old neighborhood?”

Victory Gardens Emsemble member Gloria Bond Clunie (North Star, Shoes) asks questions that touch the heart of our community in this modern day homage to A Raisin in the Sun. What happened to our families as we “moved up” and fled the communities that once nurtured us? How do we revitalize our neighborhoods? How do we protect our children from the violence that plagues our streets?