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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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1 review
10 stars
The weather was cold. I wore Jeans and a sweater .
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17 stars
Free parking at the old Children's Hospital lot for 5 hours-yes,please!
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"Blue Surge"
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3.7 average rating
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30 reviews
30 stars
attended Apr 17 2009

Very good performances. I thought the actors were truly in the moment. Another good, solid play by Rebecca Gilman and well worth seeing. Eclipse Theater Company has never disappointed me. Can't wait to see what they do next. -Scott (Organizer)...continued

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 10 2009

It was aa true, reaalistic, slice of life. It made me cry because the characters were so real.

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 10 2009

Really strong performances, especially powerful in such an intimate setting.

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Eclipse Theatre presents Rebecca Gilman’s Blue Surge, directed by ensemble member Anish Jethmalani. The story of two small-town cops who try to arrest and then help a pair of prostitutes working at a local massage parlor, Blue Surge examines issues of class and social dynamics with brutal honesty and surprising humor. Gilman explores the small space between hope and hopelessness as her characters struggle to find an American Dream in which they can believe.

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.