Venue Details

85 Star Starred
Greenhouse Theater Center
Formerly Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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Very casual
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Very difficult to park anywhere unless you have a permit
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AMY
Eat next door at Simply It--great Vietnamese food
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Beverle Bloch
Great food.
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Beverle Bloch
Lots of restaurants on the street, including fast food, if you're in a hurry.
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attended Jul 23 2011

The setting is a slightly disfunctional small back-woods town where you get to see the very hearts and souls of some of the residents. An excellent performance.

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Description

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

By Naomi Wallace

Directed by Jonathan Berry

High atop a railroad trestle that spans a bone dry creek, two teenagers plan to race across the bridge against an oncoming locomotive. At first their scheme adds excitement to their life in a small factory town during the Great Depression, but dawning sexuality and confusion awakens dangerous passions in an era of stifled ambitions. With theatrical flourish and lyrical finesse, Naomi Wallace delves into a world where people struggle to change lives that bear down upon them.

Naomi Wallace’s plays have been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Her major plays include _O__ne Flea Spare, In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Things of Dry Hours_ and The Fever Chart: Four Visions of the Middle East. Her work has received the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Kesselring Prize, Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award and an Obie. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. Ms. Wallace’s award-winning film Lawn Dogs is available on DVD along with The War Boys (co-written with Bruce Mcleod). Wallace obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College and did graduate studies at the University of Iowa. Naomi Wallace divides her time between Kentucky and the Yorkshire Dales, UK. Wallace is currently under commission with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Joseph Papp Public Theater.

About the Ticket Supplier: Eclipse Theatre Company

Eclipse Theatre Company chooses one playwright per season and focuses on the works of that playwright only. Through this total immersion in a specific playwright's world, the ensemble gains a thorough understanding of that playwright and the circumstances of his/her writing in order to bring a more concentrated and literate representation of that playwright to the audience.

Playwrights who have written more than three plays are eligible for consideration, as well as playwrights who have shown a definite range of growth throughout their careers. On deciding which plays to perform, a great factor is the challenge that the piece presents to the ensemble and its audience.

Since the inception of the one playwright-one season mission in 1997, playwrights that have been featured with Eclipse include French Playwright Jean Cocteau; Legendary American Playwrights Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Neil Simon, New York Playwrights Romulus Linney and John Guare, and Chicago native Keith Reddin.