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187 Star Starred
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 15 members
Review from Pamela Seaton

This was an excellent play. The theater was very nice. There were not that many people there, so seating was very ample. Obtaining the tix were a breeze. Very friendly, and you could eat snacks and drink during the performance. More like a movie...continued

reviewed Aug 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Don

This play moved rather slowly and may have been a bit on the long side (2 1/2 hours), but it was a good value for the price. My wife and I sometime make the mistake of comparing every play to the many we have seen at Black Ensemble Theater, which...continued

reviewed Aug 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from elmo822

Pearl Cleage wrote an excellent play, but the cast did not fully deliver the powerful messages in this depression era drama. Something seemed off and uneven in the acting, maybe they had a bad night. The actor playing the role of a black gay man...continued

reviewed Aug 27 2010 report as inappropriate
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Written by Pearl Cleage.

It is the summer of 1930 in Harlem, New York. The Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression. Although the streets are overrun with poverty, spirits and dreams are still high among African Americans. Until one lie takes a life, then dreams are broken and families are split forever.

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