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Court Theatre
at University of Chicago 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60637
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16 events
6 reviews
4 stars
There are some casual dining options close by - first is the Nile on 55th Street for Middle Eastern cuisine. Medici on 57th Street is a campus classic, but can be crowded at dinner time. There are also new options on 53rd Street - Promontory, A10 and Yusho, but these will require parking and then moving your car or a long walk - plan accordingly.
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6 reviews
4 stars
Parking in the University garage on Ellis Avenue at 55th is inexpensive - it's right next door to Court.
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"The Mountaintop"
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4.6 average rating
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68 events
24 reviews
29 stars
attended Sep 08 2013

This play is great and will only get better further into the run. The acting is outstanding, especially the female lead.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 05 2013

Reliving King's final hours was a cathartic moment. I wept and I was not the only one. These challenging words echoed at the end, "Pick up the baton." Awesome performance!

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3 reviews
24 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

I laughed. I cried. I didn't read many reviews beforehand so I was totally surprised by the interesting twist during the play. Very well done.

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This production contains simulated cigarette smoking with a water-vapor device.

Running time is 90 minutes. There’s no intermission.

About the Ticket Supplier: Court Theatre

Since the Court's founding in 1955 at the University of Chicago, its work has been inspired by the belief that classic theatre illuminates the stories and themes that are timely and timeless. Each one of the theatre company's provocative productions has guided its artists and audiences on an exploration into the vast human consciousness, and has created a timeline that connects the present to the past. Theatre, and classic theatre in particular, gives us insight into the past, understanding of our present, and directs us toward our future.