Venue Details

184 Star Starred
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
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1 events
1 review
1 stars
Dine at Coopers across the street and park during the show for free. Get there 2 hours before your show and make a reservation.
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24 events
15 reviews
10 stars
Cooper's restaurant and bar across the street is handy, and the food and beer are good and reasonably priced.
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"Blues for an Alabama Sky"
15 ratings
3.8 average rating
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10 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 26 2010

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

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51 events
25 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 27 2010

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

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7 reviews
21 stars
attended Aug 27 2010

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

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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.