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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Member Tips

MauraJunius
Bring a sweater. The theatre was extremely cold.
info Jun 13 2011 star this tip starred
MauraJunius
The music occasionally overpowered the actors' voices.
info Jun 13 2011 star this tip starred
Mama Cogdill
The drinks were over priced.
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Mama Cogdill
Parked at Children's Hospital. Not a bad walk.
info Jun 13 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Be sure to validate ticket prior to show.....box office closed after!
info Jun 13 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parked on the street. $1.50 per hour til 9 pm
info Jun 21 2011 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

18 ratings
4.3 average rating
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142 reviews
91 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

It was an enjoyable evening. Actors did a nice job portraying multiple characters.

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50 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

Great story and dialog - very good acting. I prefer a production with props, furniture and such - I think this could have been done; but then it is Thorton Wilder. Small crowd - too bad - good show.

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11 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 26 2011

The story is wonderful, the language is beautiful, the acting SUPERB, the venue very comfortable and appropriate.

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Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about the novel on which the play is based at the Thornton Wilder website.

Description

From off-Broadway comes this astonishing charmer of a play, based upon the semi-autobiographical final work of three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning icon of American letters, Thornton Wilder. Set in the tiny resort town of Newport, R.I., during the height of the Jazz Age in summer, 1926, Theophilus North follows the exploits of the title character as he searches for adventure and his place in the world. Quitting his teaching position in New Jersey, and stranded in Newport after his jalopy breaks down, 30-year-old Theophilus takes odd jobs (tennis instructor, French tutor, private reader) in the houses of the wealthy. Soon, he finds himself entangled in the lives and troubles of Newport’s residents, but the greatest adventure in store is not at all what he imagined.