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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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Parking is free about one half block north in the old Children's Memorial Parking lot
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The weather was chilly, and we dressed for the weather.. I wore a sweater and casual slacks. I would say "dress casual.".
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Website

http://www.remybumppo.org/pages/the_island/242.php

Description

By Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona

Athol Fugard’s daring drama is set in an unnamed prison based on  the one where Nelson Mandela was held. John and Winston are cellmates who spend their days doing back-breaking labor, and their nights rehearsing Sophocles’ Antigone to present to their fellow inmates. When John learns his sentence is being reduced, the men’s friendship is tested. Fugard plays the parallels between Antigone’s fight against political and patriarchal boundaries off of the imprisoned men’s fight for their dignity. The Island is a testament to the resiliency of the human heart.