Venue Details

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Greenhouse Theater Center
Formerly Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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Casual
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Wine, beer, and cocktails
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Short walk from the redline
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Kent & Leanne
Easily accessible by public transportation. Fullerton and Lincoln buses and Redline.
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$6 parking at Children's Hosptial
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Reviews & Ratings

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3.5 average rating
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196 events
142 reviews
91 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

Hopefully this piece gets better once they've performed it a few more times! The 17-year-old girl (playing the 12-year-old intruder) needs to slow down during her opening... continued

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17 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

A very good play.

The young girl and the guard were particularly good, but all performers were strong.

It's hard to compress a month of people's interactions into 2 hours, and that's probably the weakest part of the play.

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Kent & Leanne
11 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 21 2011

Naomi Wallace would be so proud to see her piece handled so deftly. The cast was top-notch, especially the two women. The performances of Susan Monts-Bologna and... continued

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Website

http://www.eclipsetheatre.com

Quotes & Highlights

“Naomi Wallace commits the unpardonable sin of being partisan, and, the darkness and harshness of her work notwithstanding, outrageously optimistic. She seems to believe that the world can change. She certainly writes as if she intends to set it on fire.” —_The Guardian  _

Description

Written by Naomi Wallace

Directed by Ensemble Member Anish Jethmalani

In plague-ravaged 17th century London, a wealthy couple is preparing to flee their home when a mysterious sailor and a young girl sneak into their boarded-up house. Now, quarantined together for 30 days, the only thing these strangers fear more than the Plague is each other. The definition of morality is up for grabs and survival may take many forms in this fiercely intense and humorous play from Naomi Wallace.

Ensemble member and former artistic director Anish Jethmalani returns to direct this winner of the 1997 Obie Award for Best Play. Jethmalani previously directed the critically acclaimed and award-winning productions of Rebecca Gilman’s Spinning into Butter in 2006 and Blue Surge in 2009 for Eclipse in addition to the 2005 Jeff Award-winning production of The Masrayana for Rasaka Theatre Company.

About the Ticket Supplier: Eclipse Theatre Company

Eclipse Theatre Company chooses one playwright per season and focuses on the works of that playwright only. Through this total immersion in a specific playwright's world, the ensemble gains a thorough understanding of that playwright and the circumstances of his/her writing in order to bring a more concentrated and literate representation of that playwright to the audience.

Playwrights who have written more than three plays are eligible for consideration, as well as playwrights who have shown a definite range of growth throughout their careers. On deciding which plays to perform, a great factor is the challenge that the piece presents to the ensemble and its audience.

Since the inception of the one playwright-one season mission in 1997, playwrights that have been featured with Eclipse include French Playwright Jean Cocteau; Legendary American Playwrights Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Neil Simon, New York Playwrights Romulus Linney and John Guare, and Chicago native Keith Reddin.