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Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-5252
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15 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 23 2010

almost 3 hours with 2 intermissions - this play is TOO LONG for the story it's telling. (not the theatre companies fault I know). Also only a couple of the actresses really worked on creating a different "character" the others it seem just think...continued

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13 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 18 2010

The cast does a super job. The whole show was an entertaining and thoughtful production.

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 09 2010

I have always been a big fan of Griffin Theatre Company and they have generally produced high quality work.

That said I was very disappointed in thier production of "Stage Door". They had a black actor playing a white woman's father and one of...continued

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Website

http://theatrebuildingchicago.org/upcoming_details.php?show_id=276

Quotes & Highlights

“quite deliciously meta-theatrical.” —Chicago Tribune
“… Witt does an impressive job of corralling this unwieldy beast, and Griffin’s engaged so many of the city’s talented young actresses that you begin to wonder how any other theater has a show running right now.” —Time Out Chicago
“Don’t miss this rarely performed gem.” —Chicago Theater blog
“We need more theatre companies to have the chutzpah to produce classic theatre that still has relevance and audience appeal. See this show and support classic theatre. It is important that we revive the classics for each new generation. Every actor and aspiring actor needs to see Stage Door. It could be a reaffirming life experience for them.” —ChicagoCritic

Description

Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s “Love Letter” to the American theatre. In 1930s NYC, a group of funny, smart, and savvy actresses bring the Footlights Club to life—a boarding house for aspiring young actresses who will do anything to work: starve, run away, divorce, sell-out, and sing for their supper. This funny, touching, and relevant piece about love for the theatre, the pressures of Hollywood, and sticking to one’s principles (or not) is filled with razor-sharp wit and served up with colorful irony.

About the Ticket Supplier: Stage 773

The name Stage 773 expresses the company's mission to celebrate the richness, creativity, innovation and spirit of Chicago's off-loop theatre movement.