Invasion 041013
4.3 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from Andrea L
212 events 104 reviews

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

reviewed May 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara
131 events 90 reviews

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.

reviewed May 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from weekender
192 events 60 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara LaSpesa
65 events 43 reviews

We loved this production.

reviewed Jun 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jeff Winter
19 events 11 reviews

Excellent performances, well produced play and great talk back afterwards

reviewed May 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from D. Simon
37 events 9 reviews

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

reviewed May 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from teacher
24 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Marzy
22 events 6 reviews

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

reviewed May 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Joel Kaufman
37 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed May 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from psb
25 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Lynne Freedberg Beauvoir
14 events 3 reviews

EXCELLENT STORY LINE GREAT ACTING

reviewed Jun 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Corinne
3 events 3 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sami
3 events 3 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Moteka
5 events 2 reviews

"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

reviewed May 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from penswa
3 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Marla Grabell
11 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed May 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Joyce Sklar
9 events 1 review

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

reviewed May 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
6 events 1 review

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

reviewed May 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from bubba
5 events 1 review

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.

reviewed Jun 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ellen
2 events 1 review

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.

reviewed May 23 2013 report as inappropriate