Invasion 041013

The Invasion of Skokie Reviews

Mayer Kaplan JCC Theatre (Skokie, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

25 ratings
4.3 average rating
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Andrea L
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92 reviews
3 stars
attended May 23 2013

Good acting, nice set, well-written and developed. A few too many explicit Chicago references that were unnecessary, seemed put in just to get a recognizatory laugh from the mostly older Hadassah crowd last night. Did the protagonist change? ...continued

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97 events
64 reviews
25 stars
attended May 23 2013

We were all very impressed with the writing. the direction and the acting. I would recommend it highly as it was a touching and meaningful story with very real and well portrayed characters.

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50 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

It is noteworthy that this is a show about a Jewish experience being presented in an explicitly Jewish venue (a Jewish Community Center) in a town that is self-consciously Jewish that is the subject of the play. That crucial context...continued

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26 reviews
7 stars
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11 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2013

Excellent performances, well produced play and great talk back afterwards

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended May 26 2013

The plot and acting were very good. Best play we saw in awhile.

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7 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Well done, excellent acting, Showed universal conflicts with family, religion, and human nature.

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19 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended May 23 2013

The play was just ok. Theatre comfortable but the leg room is tight.

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37 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended May 25 2013

Acting was wonderful. Although play took place in 1978, story is as pertinent today as it was then.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

This is a very important play about love, manhood, culture, econonomic differences, prejudice, values, rage, free speech, family conflict... done beautifully.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

EXCELLENT STORY LINE GREAT ACTING

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

While the play does deal with the nazi's wanting to march in Skokie, I felt that the march was only a side bar. This play dealt more with family dynamics and the way that people felt about interfaith marriage in the '70's. It was very well done...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

Wonderful story, excellent casting, great acting. And a really cool set. Go see this show.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 25 2013

"Invasion" is a beautifully done family drama, played against a historical event I remember so well. The lovely theater at the JCC in Skokie, is a wonderful setting for getting up close and personal with the story and the actors - and what could...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

Highly recommend! Acting, plot, scenery all terrific. A definite see!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 30 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed the show. The acting was believable and relatable. The actors were amazing. There were so many thought provoking concepts throughout the play and so much to talk about. It was a bonus that we were able to discuss...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended May 25 2013

Excellent experience. The Play at the Kaplan JCC was superb. Acting, staging, plot, and everything about it was very fine. We wish there were more productions at that wonderful and intimate theatre. What a loss to have lost the Jewish Theatre...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended May 30 2013

Excellent play with outstanding acting!! Stayed for discussion which was very interesting.
Parking free and easy. Small, comfortable theater.

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3 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this performance last night. The actors are very talented, the story draws you in, and the ending is perfect. I would highly reccomend this.

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 23 2013

What a great performance. The story and acting were great, and in particular, Neal Grofman portrayed his part perfectly. I would highly recommend this play to others.

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