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Prop Thtr
at N Troy St 3502 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
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Chief O'Neill's is a good place to eat before or after the show. Or stop by for a Guinness.
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I went to the matinee and parked half a block away on the street. Dress varied. I liked that benches and seats were available for waiting before the doors opened for admission.
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"American Notes"
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4.5 average rating
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7 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 07 2009

I hadn't known what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. I'd never been to Prop Theatre before and look forward to seeing more there, as well as of the WAFF company. Keep up the good work and thanks for using Goldstar. It made a...continued

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attended May 23 2009

"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

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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

About the Ticket Supplier: Will Act For Food

Will Act For Food (WAFF) is a non-profit organization comprised of professional artists devoted to feeding the Chicago community through theatre and service. They celebrate the richness of language and the personal nature of theatre in the challenging works they choose. They strive to create a theatrical environment in which the audience members ascend from spectators to participants through the performance of personal and intimate theatre works. They attend to an unwavering belief in the strength of community in the services we provide. The generosity of their patrons makes the conjunction of artistic integrity and community dedication possible.