Venue Details

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

Casual, good to have long sleeves though as AC can be kind of cold.
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Easily accesible by public transportation (#11 bus).
info Aug 04 2009 star this tip starred
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Inexpensive, healthy, delivious food next door to theatre: SImply It
info Aug 21 2009 star this tip starred
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Dress informally. Relaxed venue.
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Easy, validated parking at Childrens Memorial Hospital parking lot.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.1 average rating
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98 events
35 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 02 2009

I did attend the event.

Restaged presentation in this intimate space is engaging and dynamic non-stop action.

The entire perfomance is a rare treat.

Michael Pogue is a standout.

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2 events
2 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 25 2009

Saw this show on a Saturday evening. It was a pretty full house and diverse crowd. The theatre, which is a small room located upstairs, holds about 40 people so it's... continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 09 2009

Last minute decision to attend Sunday matinee and SO glad we did. Small, intimate theatre with stage just feet from audience.
Used to Broadway musicals and larger... continued

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by John Guare

Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, claiming that he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier. Captivated by his intelligence and his fascinating conversation, the couple invites him to stay, but slowly discover that not everything is what it seems on the surface. In this award-winning off-beat play, Guare examines the threads of chance that link one person to another and the consequences of lives that collide unexpectedly.

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.