Venue Details

122 Star Starred
Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000
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Member Tips

Shelly Benjamin
Casual -
info Mar 22 2010 star this tip starred
Shelly Benjamin
Zig zag resaurant - excellent
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Shelly Benjamin
Used valet - weather too bad to walk the few blocks to parking lot
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navion
Allende Mexican Restaurant - great and inexpensive.
info Mar 24 2010 star this tip starred
Northside
Had bar food at the bar across the street. The food was very good.
info Apr 09 2010 star this tip starred
Patrick
Traffic was horrible, but wonderful valet service at the theater; I made it for the curtain.
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Reviews & Ratings

12 ratings
3.8 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 23 2010

Almost left at intermission. Actors did a good job, but the playwright didn't deliver. Allende Restaurant (across the street) saved the evening. Great, inexpensive Mexican food.

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51 reviews
11 stars
attended Apr 13 2010

Sorry to say that I did leave at intermission,despite the fine efforts of the cast
to breathe life into what should have been a gripping,challenging evening but was... continued

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19 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 08 2010

I loved the performance. The sets were spare and beautiful...they really fit the performance. The acting was very good. I especially liked the T-Mac Sam character...he... continued

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Website

http://www.victorygardens.org/content/

Description

Three boys meet in the worst way: fleeing the horrors of war. As they team up on a perilous journey to a refugee camp, they exchange heroic survival stories, songs and even laughter. Thus begins an extraordinary journey that eventually takes the boys of the Dinka tribe to, of all places—Fargo, North Dakota—where drought, crocodiles and guerrillas are replaced with malls, video games, and Skittles. This play is written by Lonnie Carter, the author of recent VGT hits The Romance of Magno Rubio and Wheatley.

Bring Your Used Books to VG When You Attend The Show:

VG has partnered with The PACODES Library Project to collect books that will help build a library in Southern Sudan. The project will open doors to education, foster community growth, and reduce the debilitating effects of poverty and violence. Educational books and textbooks will be accepted at the theatre throughout the run of the show.