Venue Details

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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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Free parking available at the now unused garage of the closed Children's Memorial Hospital on Lincoln Avenue
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There are so many dining options on the same block as the theater -- Thai, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mexican -- you might as well eat here before the show.
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28 ratings
4.5 average rating
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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

This was a very thought-provoking play. Mama's language was both profane and poetic and spell-binding. The acting was very good as was the set. All in all--a very enjoyable experience.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 23 2011

This is a great, compelling play. If you are in the Chicago area, do not pass it up before it closes!
If you live in a mixed-race family--or even if you don't--go to see this performance. The acting (only four performers) is superb. The play is a...continued

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52 reviews
24 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Brilliant! Mama dear was the best!!

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Website

http://www.victorygardens.org/onstage/tree.php

Quotes & Highlights

“…intricate and highly-theatrical new work.” —BroadwayWorld.com
Read an interview with playwright Julie Hébert.

Description

Tree

By Julie Hébert • Directed by Andrea J. Dymond

Julie Hébert’s provoking and powerful new play depicts three generations divided by race, culture, time, and place. A divorced chef, Leo, is caring for his aging mother with the help of his college-age daughter when Didi, a southern white woman, barges into their lives with a provocative cache of love letters. Written by her deceased father, the letters reveal a compelling family secret. In search of the truth, Leo must sift through the addled memories of his mother and surprising and contradictory stories. Eloquently melding realism and poetry, Tree fosters a deep, true conversation between people who are linked in many ways, but separated by race.