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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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35 ratings
4.4 average rating
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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 17 2008

The show was just an “ok” in the beginning, but got better after the intermission. There are three unrelated episodes – the last one was really good. The audience though... continued

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 10 2008

In the current revival the Eclipse director, Steve Scott, cast different actors in each of the roles and found an excellent ensemble. Cece Klinger excelled as ever (I... continued

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36 events
7 reviews
20 stars
attended Jul 17 2008

Terrific acting, and also excellent timing and pacing, which are so important to a Neil Simon play.

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Description

Eclipse Theatre Company presents Neil Simon’s rip-roaring comedy Plaza Suite, a portrait of three couples successively occupying the same suite at New York City’s famed Plaza Hotel. In the first play, a suburban couple takes the suite while their home is being painted. The second play recounts the meeting of two childhood sweethearts. In the last vignette, a mother and father cope with their daughter’s wedding-day jitters.

Directed by Steve Scott

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.