Venue Details

133 Star Starred
Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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5 events
1 review
2 stars
There were no restrictions on bringing concessions into the theatre.
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47 events
32 reviews
15 stars
The day we went the play was sold out. Be sure to check before you go if you think you can just walk in and they will have tickets, not necessarily so.
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27 ratings
4.1 average rating
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32 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

Very compelling performance. Not a conventional play, for sure, but it made a nice change of pace. The politics of the piece were a little unsophisticated and obvious, but the talent of the performers outshone the material.

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24 reviews
29 stars
attended Feb 04 2012

Very talented cast. Fast-paced. Lots of ideas in small amount of time.

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11 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

So Much Energy from four talented actors. The music was wonderful.

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