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4.2 / 5 Rated by 74 members
Review from Mary

I thought the play was definitely worth seeing and enjoyed every moment.
Acting was great, the storyline: loved how Chicago was tied in 360 degrees, right up to the last line.

reviewed Apr 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob

The acting and the play were quite good. It is a shame that the theater on Friday night was almost empty. However, it was comfortably warm.

reviewed Apr 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

It was a great play -- very moving. I particularly appreciated the acting of Alex Hugh Brown and Falashay Pearson. Definitely worth seeing. The theater, although beautiful, was still very cold.

reviewed Apr 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dr. Nancy Lawrenz

While the sparse set and initial 15 minutes of the play made it difficult to predict its final impact, it warmed and grew and deepened, drawing everyone into its emotional depths, being acted with delicate, totally believable nuance.
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reviewed Apr 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Jackie Aron

Theater was freezing for the first preview. I liked the play but felt the father's role was too "speechy". The connection between Chicago and its history and the story line was vague. I thought the actors playing the daughter and the other...continued

reviewed Apr 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Eileen

I think the set design and lighting were excellent. I felt that the actors were ill at ease, awkard, and uncomfortable with themselves and this distracted from the play. There were too many issues to be discussed in any depth.

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reviewed Apr 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from vinjud2006

A must see, excellent acting, a lesson in history as well an eye opener for social issues......

reviewed Apr 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Gregory Colombe

This was a terrific play....two interwoven stories: the rebuilding and reinventing of the city of Chicago after the great fire; and the rebuilding and reinventing of a life after the death of one who was both a spouse and a father. Great writing...continued

reviewed Apr 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Moving story about loss and reclaiming happiness. Solid acting and beautiful set production, highly recommended!!!!

reviewed Apr 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Bill Flynn

Growing up! Yikes, what an ordeal. And if it stopped during the teenage years somehow, life would be so different. Not necessarily better. Widowed dad and semi-orphaned daughter are hurt and sad and react in unhelpful ways. But there is more to...continued

reviewed Apr 30 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sal D

This was a great play...very moving! I laughed and cried.The actors were very good, especially Falashay...you cant tell this play is her 1st professional theatre performance. I would suggest everybody see it. We had great floor seats. s/n: the...continued

reviewed Apr 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Ed

Great lighting and set -- Excellent acting --- recommended.

reviewed Apr 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Janet Burroway

This is what theatre should be. Fully engaged both intellectually and emotionally, I was able to give myself entirely to the story. These are people I know, struggling with the generation gap, with unconventional family structures, with loss and...continued

reviewed May 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from SusieQ

Terrific play! By far superior to the Steppenwolf and Lookingglass plays I saw in the same month (HotL Baltimore & Ethan Frome). Great play, outstanding acting. I've been recommending it to all of my friends.

reviewed Apr 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Theatregoer0602

Unmoving. Left at intermission - didn't want to give it more time, in addition to the time already spent on the first act and the commute. The connection was just not there for me.

reviewed Jun 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea L

It was reasonably entertaining, I just didn't love it, didn't strike a chord with me.

reviewed May 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Henk Green

Go see this play! Excellent staging, performances, and narrative. Noah (Stef Tovar), holds the audience in his hand through out this entire show. His love interest Liam ( Alex Hugh Brown), is so authentic I found myself looking forward to their...continued

reviewed Jun 03 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Maysasmom

This is a very moving play. Well acted and meaningful. It has been extended through June so don't miss it!

reviewed May 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from mandile23

Great show with wonderful performances. I found the subject matter compelling and riveting and think the show dealt with it respectfully and truthfully. The sparse staging actually enhanced the performances and the history of Chicago served as an...continued

reviewed Jun 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Anonymous

Wonderful play. Creatively written, very sensitive. Acting was terrifically bold. Projections were unbelievably good. Also loved the theater space. The Mercury is a gem.

reviewed Apr 29 2011 report as inappropriate
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