Venue Details

85 Star Starred
Greenhouse Theater Center
Formerly Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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Member Tips

olurst
$6.00 with ticket stub next door
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olurst
Casual
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olurst
In the middle of the entertainment district, restaurants and pubs aplenty
info Mar 30 2010 star this tip starred
olurst
Excellent venue altogether
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Paul N
Jeans through ties; it all works here.
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Paul N
Easy and reasonable
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5 ratings
3.8 average rating
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26 reviews
28 stars
attended Apr 10 2010

The play has it problems and its high moments, worth seeing
the acting of the "serious" actors was great but the comic part of the dictator was a little overly... continued

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21 reviews
114 stars
attended Mar 27 2010

Photo-shooting a crucifixion? what an original idea!
American involvement in Banana republics of Latin America is the setting...Funny and witty - great entertainment!

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21 reviews
114 stars
attended Mar 27 2010

It's not a profound play, and the leader of the country provides too much comic relief and grimaces to be the bloody brutal dictator he is cracked up to be. But it tells... continued

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Description

High in the mountains of an unnamed dictatorship, a revolution is brewing. When the rebels’ messiah-like leader is captured, an American production company purchases the rights to televise his sentence: death by crucifixion. Published in 2002, Miller’s penultimate play brilliantly satirizes modern politics and faith in a media-obsessed society.

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.