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at N Troy St 3502 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
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256 events
74 reviews
22 stars
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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9 reviews
2 stars
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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Reviews & Ratings

"Black and Blue"
46 ratings
4.2 average rating
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Kathleen Burke Red Velvet
304 events
10 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 24 2011

Tremendous insight into family dynamics make this more than local inside baseball. TV updates between the scenes are clever, and clear enough for non-fans like me. Authentic neighborhood types from both North and South Sides, as well as wannabees...continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 14 2011

We are Sox fans and went to the play with another couple who are Cubs fans. We really enjoyed the performance!! It was extremely funny and poignant, too. It really captured the essence of Chicago and its sports rivalry. And, course, the White...continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 07 2011

A Great time...well acted and very enjoyable! I loved it!

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Quotes & Highlights

“Critic’s Pick” -WBEZ 91.5 FM
“Must See Show”-_Centerstage Chicago _


Two brothers, ten years, one bet. Black and Blue treads into the realm of Chicago rivals, sports fanatics, and the good old fashioned American bar bet.

About the Ticket Supplier: Factory Theater

Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1992, Factory Theater is a theater organization dedicated to the writing, directing, performance and production of original works written by ensemble members that are accessible to inexperienced as well as seasoned theatergoers. Since 1992 the Factory has produced more than 60 productions that have been enjoyed by both critics and audience members.

Factory Theater bridges the gap between critical acclaim and audience accessibility. Most of their shows have received rave reviews and awards by various publications including The Reader, New City, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and L.A. Weekly, among others.

In 1998, Factory Theater opened a branch company in Los Angeles, California, and many of their ensemble members relocated out west to pursue careers in film, television and screenwriting and to help create a national presence for the company. Factory Theater has also taken trips out to New York on two separate occasions - in 1998 their After-Dark award winning production of The Vinyl Shop was the hit of the Fringe Festival, and in 2001 Factory was invited to the H.E.R.E. space in Soho by PSNBC to perform The Death And Life Of Barb Budonovich, a short version of their production Varations On Death.

The Factory attributes its success to hard work, dedication, and love for theater. Those attributes continue on in the Factory's vision of writing and producing new works to provide their ever-growing audience with laughter and inspiration.