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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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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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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 10 2011

A riveting and timely play! Well acted, and interestingly staged, typical of the American Blues Theater. Highly recommended!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

All actors played their character well. I thought Rinska Carrasco and Cheryl Graeff did an exceptional job.
Metered parking was easy to find.

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

Despite being written in 1935, this play continues to speak to a modern-dya audience. It examines the role of a severe economic recession (ok, the Great Depression) on the lives of individuals and families -- the worry, the anger, the hunger, the...continued

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Waiting for Lefty

by Clifford Odets

Directed by Kimberly Senior

Inspired by the New York taxi strike of 1934 and first staged by the Group Theater in 1935, these powerful vignettes offer a treatise on societal inequities.  “We’ve been kicked around so long we’re black and blue from head to toes.”  The Los Angeles Times calls Waiting for Lefty “undeniably relevant” and the New York Times hails it as “fiercely dramatic.”

Performers (in alphabetical order):

Manny Buckley*

Sarah Burnham*

John Byrnes

Rinska Carrasco

Derek Gaspar

Cheryl Graeff*

Terry Hamilton

Zachary Kenney

Warren Levon*

Bradford Lund

Mechelle Moe

John Mohrlein*

Suzanne Petri*

Andrew Swanson

Gwendolyn Whiteside*  

*American Blues Theater Ensemble & Artistic Affiliates