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4.4 / 5 Rated by 30 members
Review from tb
47 events 9 reviews

Of course this is an excellent play so it requires a great performance. All the performers were terrific--good delivery, timing,and excellent in bringing out the many comical moments. I highly recommend Greenhouses's production of "You Never Can...continued

reviewed Nov 24 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Arthur Livingston
Red Velvet 49 events 16 reviews

The play was a gem and the presentation world class. Would more theatres unearthed the many gems buried by oversight. I would truly love to see this company perform works such as G.K. Chesterton's play Magic. If nothing else, it would beat the...continued

reviewed Dec 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob Armstrong
217 events 109 reviews

Potentially good performance ruined by hostile, antagonistic reception by staff at Greenhouse venue. I've bumped my rating up a little higher than I'd meant to, out of respect to production people who really tried to make show worthwhile, but an...continued

reviewed Dec 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul Neiweem
72 events 60 reviews

First rate play. Good story, a lot of fun. Sometimes the forced accents can be tough to follow. Very good acting - even the scenery changes are entertaining. Strongly recommend.

reviewed Dec 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Esther Kaplan
63 events 18 reviews

Acting was consistently good and the dialogue was fairly witty. The nature of the play for today's audiences is not as engaging as it would have been in an earlier time. Although the scenery was minimal, it was effective.

reviewed Dec 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from RMB
24 events 15 reviews

Although very old-fashioned, the script is lively and funny. The cast is perfect, each person perfect for his or her role. Direction is crisp and lively. Lots and lots of fun.

reviewed Jan 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from marilynl
35 events 10 reviews

A very good production of this little known George Bernard Shaw comedy! We really enjoyed seeing Dale Benson, long-time Chicago funnyman, in the role of the waiter. We remember him from his old Candlelight/Forum days.

reviewed Dec 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Frank Surge
35 events 10 reviews

Excellent production. Superb performances. A work that should be produced more often.

reviewed Dec 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Rhital
15 events 9 reviews

Although this was the first preview and a few lines were flubbed, the vehicle (Shaw) is so delightful and the acting so spot-on that we hardly noticed. Excellent seats, too.

reviewed Nov 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from kandrew1
29 events 8 reviews

Extremely well done, and hilarious. Highly recommend.

reviewed Dec 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Tom Maloney
13 events 6 reviews

Mr. Shaw does tend to go on and on, and certainly he stresses ideas, some of his plays stress ideas more rapidly, this play is too wordy.
The acting was wonderful, of course Mr. Benson is a Chicago treasure and his career a tribute to a "life in...continued

reviewed Nov 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from AMY
12 events 4 reviews

Lots of fun; well cast. Remy Bumppo plays are always a treat.

reviewed Nov 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from gblakescott
8 events 3 reviews

I enjoyed this performance. It is Shaw so it is a little wordy but that is to be expected. Actors were terrific. I laughed a lot even if the story really didn't make much sense.

reviewed Dec 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol Hitchie
7 events 3 reviews

I never could tell what the purpose of the play was - there was a political and social message interwoven as typical of Shaw but the plot seemed ridiculous and perhaps it was due to the play written in 1899 and it's now 2012. Petty and silly, and...continued

reviewed Dec 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from CG
13 events 2 reviews

Excellent production. Acting was first rate. Funny and smart.

reviewed Jan 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Bill Bloomer
11 events 2 reviews

Great script, incredibly well done performance. Bravo!

reviewed Dec 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 2 reviews

rare production excellently done

reviewed Dec 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

Impressive cast, and production. The Greenhouse Theater setting is wonderful.

reviewed Jan 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark T.
6 events 1 review

Mostly solid performances. Not Shaw's best work, however.

reviewed Dec 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Sari Rosman
8 events 1 review

My husband & I are visiting from Boston and we took our Chicago daughter. We enjoyed the play very much. The performers were excellent. The young people playing the two younger children were vital and full of life. All the actors did a fine job...continued

reviewed Dec 27 2012 report as inappropriate