Killerangels

The Killer Angels Reviews

Lifeline Theatre (Chicago, IL)

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107 ratings
4.7 average rating
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4 reviews
24 stars
attended Oct 18 2013

I really loved this play. It was particularly thought provoking to view the perspectives from both sides of the battle lines. The acting was marvelous and we really enjoyed the singing and guitar of the narrator as well as the other cast members....continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

Great play with terrific actors. Wonderful use of a very small theater.

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17 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 06 2013

It was amazing how 9 or 10 men could believably fight the Civil War in a small space with relatively few props. The stagecraft was choreographed like a dance and was fascinating. The period music was a nice touch. The theatre was easy to find...continued

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69 reviews
55 stars
attended Sep 08 2013

Excellent acting, exciting portrayal, beautiful use of the space, wonderful storytelling. I'm really impressed with Lifeline, they do wonderful work. Don Bender portrayed a believable and dignified Lee. Fine acting all around!

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49 reviews
20 stars
attended Sep 08 2013

Once again, great job from this theater. The way they portrayed the death of the soldiers was wonderful. Took our folks and they plan on going back to see it again with some friends.

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47 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

Beautiful! I'd like to see it again.

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47 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 17 2013

Simply beautiful! Kudos to the cast.

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28 reviews
48 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

An amazing evening. The eight actors who ably played both union and confederate soldiers must be some of the hardest working ones we've ever seen! It was enlightening to see some of the hidden dynamics of the leaders involved. Lincoln's...continued

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21 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 09 2013

Excellent performance: timing, believeability, choreography, singing on the part of the 10 man cast. The play utilized the very small space very well. Many small theaters have open seating but I was pleasantly surprised Lifeline had assigned...continued

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19 reviews
8 stars
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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

It was an intimate setting with the views of the soliders and their actions. We took our 14 yr son and 15 yr old nephew and they too enjoyed it all. The sounds of the battle and music gave me goose bumps. The actors were awesome. This play is a...continued

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81 reviews
502 stars
attended Nov 16 2013

AMAZING play with OUTSTANDING performances!!! It was a BEAUTIFUL mix of history, personalities, facts, and perspectives on war!!! The set and directing were creative, and flowed seamlessly from start to finish!!! It has been held over till next...continued

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56 reviews
22 stars
attended Oct 31 2013

Firstly, we are Civil War buffs, so we can't evaluate how the average Joe would enjoy watching the Battle of Gettysburg reenacted in a tiny theater with a handful of actors and minimal sets and props, but despite the impossible sound of it, this...continued

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51 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

As theatre, this production is extremely creative, and the acting is a tour de force. I did not try to count the number of characters depicted on stage, but there were only ten actors playing numerous soldiers and officers in both of the armies. ...continued

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36 reviews
44 stars
attended Nov 10 2013

Imaginative staging, excellent casting, a touching insight into a major event in our history. Enjoyed the honesty of the performance!

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31 reviews
19 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

I'm not really a fan of military history, but went because it got such raves. I loved this play and every actor was fantastic. The narration throughout means you don't need to know anything about Gettysburg or the Civil War before seeing the...continued

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26 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

Lifeline did an impressive job with this production. I imagine it would be difficult to stage such a epic story in such a small theater with limited sets but they pulled it off well. The battle scenes were riveting and cleverly staged and the...continued

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25 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 05 2013

Trying to distill Shaara's Novel into 2 hours would be a daunting task but this production is a winner. 10 actors play multiple parts from both sides of the Civil War at Gettysburg in a physically challenging play that leaves the viewer exhausted....continued

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22 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 06 2013

We always enjoy Lifeline. They often adapt novels for the stage and are usually very successful. The Killer Angels is a classic, but perhaps this was not the best book to choose. About a dozen actors play two or three times the number of roles,...continued

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20 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 05 2013

Although sometimes difficult to follow all the military strategy, this was still really good. The acting was superb and the musical interludes added a nice touch.

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