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Athenaeum Theatre
at W Oakdale Ave 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60657
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Free street parking if you can find it or two pay and park lots adjacent to theatre
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"Ah, Wilderness!"
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161 events
76 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 23 2012

SUPERB acting saved this dated and predictable family dramedy from complete yawner-hood. I suspect it was novel, even ground-breaking, in its day, but the characters seem stereotypical and the themes trite today.

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19 stars
attended Aug 10 2012

This was a very sweet and enjoyable play. The main characters worked very well off of each other. Made for a relaxing night out.

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36 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 28 2012

Ah Wilderness was well acted. there were a lot of characters and all actors did a good job.t. The set was very good. The story is universal enough to be entertaining even though placed in 1906.

The group will do Long Days Journey into Night...continued

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This play runs about 2 hours and 20 minutes with intermission. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Eclipse Theatre Company

Eclipse Theatre Company chooses one playwright per season and focuses on the works of that playwright only. Through this total immersion in a specific playwright's world, the ensemble gains a thorough understanding of that playwright and the circumstances of his/her writing in order to bring a more concentrated and literate representation of that playwright to the audience.

Playwrights who have written more than three plays are eligible for consideration, as well as playwrights who have shown a definite range of growth throughout their careers. On deciding which plays to perform, a great factor is the challenge that the piece presents to the ensemble and its audience.

Since the inception of the one playwright-one season mission in 1997, playwrights that have been featured with Eclipse include French Playwright Jean Cocteau; Legendary American Playwrights Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Neil Simon, New York Playwrights Romulus Linney and John Guare, and Chicago native Keith Reddin.