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35 Star Starred
City Lit Theater
2nd Floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
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The weather was Chilly . I wore Dress Shirt, Jacket and Slacks.
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15 reviews
39 stars
attended Nov 04 2011

It has been a while since we laughed this loudly and this often. The plot drifts, but the acting wrings every funny note out of the script. Kudos to the venerable cast and crew for bringing a lesser-known play to the stage (and a Busch to boot)...continued

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92 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 20 2011

The play itself was entertaining. The standout lead did in fact stand out. As did the kitschy Maudie, and the very effective Mme Wu Xan. Other performances were competent, but a couple actors didn't make it at all... some of the acting was...continued

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17 reviews
38 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

We really enjoyed this unusual play. The leading lady was absolutely terrific!! It was unfortunate that the audience was so small but the cast gave the performance their all.

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Project 891 Theatre Co’s 2011-2012 opens with the Chicago premiere of__ Our Leading Lady__ by Charles Bush, directed by ensemble member Michael Rashid, opening at City Lit Theater. __Our Leading Lady __follows the adventures of a group of actors, led by famed thespian Laura Keene, rehearsing for a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC on April 14, 1865. President Lincoln is rumored to be in the audience that night! What could possibly go wrong? 


Our Leading Lady__ features an ensemble cast comprised of Michael Bassett, David Besky, Mary Anne Bowman, Liz Hoffman, Laura Korn, Jason Nykiel, Danne W. Taylor and Michelle X. Taylor. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Project 891 Theatre Company

Project 891 Theatre Company is a new theatre company in Chicago that focuses on lesser known and "undiscovered" plays.
Project 891 was the name given to the Federal Theatre Project's New York unit.
The New York unit saw the production of some of the most inventive and groundbreaking theatrical events of the 1930's including Orson Welle's Voodoo Macbeth, Dr Faustus, Julius Caeser and The Cradle Will Rock.