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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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29 reviews
29 stars
attended Oct 12 2007

Really powerful acting -- the lead actors were fantastic!

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 19 2007

I am a big fan of anything Tennessee Williams. I really liked the intimacy of the theater. It felt like I was overhearing a conversation. I could reach out and literally touch the actors. I especially liked the performances of Katherine and...continued

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attended Oct 18 2007

Hadn't ever seen this TW play before so I was looking forward. Think it might be the directing that went awry.

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http://www.shatteredglobe.org/suddenlyindex.php

Description

***Suddenly Last Summer*

By *Tennessee** Williams*

Directed by Kevin Hagan

Featuring Ensemble Members

Linda Reiter, Eileen Niccolai and Brian McCaskill

In the wildly overgrown garden of a New Orleans mansion, a family seeks the truth about the life and death of one of their own.  After Sebastian Venable’s mysterious death abroad, his mother Violet calls on her niece Catharine-the family misfit and sole witness to the incident-to reveal what happened that day.  Catharine, who seemed to go insane following the death of her cousin, has been institutionalized since her return for insisting on a version of events so horrific that it can’t possibly be true.  Set on preserving Sebastian’s memory-and erasing her own role in the unspeakable acts that led to his demise-Mrs. Venable will go to any length to discredit Catharine’s account.  But when Catharine is put under the influence of truth serum, everyone must come to terms with the reality of the long-buried secrets that are finally brought to light.

About the Ticket Supplier: Shattered Globe Theatre

Dedicated to the philosophy of ensemble, it is the mission of Shattered Globe Theatre to dissect, challenge, and revel in the American experiment; inspire social discourse by raising questions rather than espousing philosophy; stimulate artistic growth for and broaden the perspectives of both artist and audience; and push the boundaries of excellence in ensemble theatre. To this end, Shattered Globe Theatre brings its audiences fresh renditions of classic works and premiereproductions that celebrate new voices and innovative viewpoints.

Founded in 1991, Shattered Globe Theatre was born when a small group of Chicago theatre artists joined forces to stage a single production—Adam Langer’s Backstage Pass. Inspired by the positive reception of the show and the powerful dynamic experienced in their collaboration, the actors formed Shattered Globe and took up residence in a tiny storefront at 2856 N. Halsted Street. Since that time, Shattered Globe has produced nearly 50 plays, garnering 35 Joseph Jefferson wins and the acclaim of critics and audiences alike for such productions as Judgment at Nuremberg, Coyote on a Fence, High Life, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Manchurian Candidate and, most recently, The House of Blue Leaves and Dealer’s Choice. SGT presents an eclectic mix of shows that speak to our times and inspire social discourse, including world premieres by some of Chicago’s most promising playwrights, Chicago premieres of works by national and international writers, and new takes on some of America’s best-loved classics. The company remained in its original storefront until 1999 and is now a resident company of The Greenhouse Theater Center.