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at N Troy St 3502 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from Anna
32 events 18 reviews

Really wasn't sure about seeing something at this small theater, but the play, the cast, and the theater surprised me. American Notes was excellent! I highly recommend it.

reviewed May 30 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from dlinsyann
1 event 1 review

"A trip through the rabbit hole of American mythology...American Notes is well-acted and visually conceived."
-New City Chicago
"Jenkin’s Lynchian atmospherics can please, and Feuerstein’s tidy, moody production does right by his motel-set...continued

reviewed May 23 2009 report as inappropriate
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By Len Jenkin

Directed by Corri Feuerstein

It is night, we are in America, and the time is now.

The voiceless drifter…a young girl…the down-and-out businessman…a carnival barker…the mayor of nowhere…the struggling reporter…a restless woman…the singing con artists…the mad professor…all of their disparate desperations struggling to be heard. These are the people in our neighborhood.

This is interesting country. Look around.

Part intertwined character sketchbook, part postcard collection, and held together by desperation and coffee-fueled late-night conversation; American Notes is a surreal journey into the American Myth and the mysteries of Who We Are, What We Do, and Is That Crocodile Dead? Jenkin’s darkly comic tale keeps us wondering what’s lurking just beyond our view. WAFF Artistic Director and co-founder Corri Feuerstein directs the play and its multifarious miscellany.

Featuring: F.Tyler Burnet, Devon Carson, LaQuin Groves, Andrew Jordan, Scott Pasko, Tony Piscotti, Jenna Rabideaux, Justin Speer, Melissa Tropp, and CW van Baale

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