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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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92 reviews
31 stars
The old Children's Memorial parking garage is no longer free (as of 7/1/16).
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7 stars
Although we don't tend to dine out before or after plays, there are several places to eat right there by the theatre.
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"Bourbon at the Border"
19 ratings
4.1 average rating
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Andrea L
210 events
104 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 08 2007

Set was ambiguous, year was ambiguous, acting was ambiguous. Rose had a costume malfunction in her first scene...those straps need to be pulled up on the halter, and the back does also. She is meant to be wearing a flattering dress, and it was...continued

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41 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 30 2007

Extremely well written play. The performances were also good.

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83 events
39 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 24 2007

The play was very good and the speaking and sound was excellant. They were so natural, as though they were familar with each other. It had so much truth, excitment and just mystery. From our seats we were invoved in the play ourselves. BRAVO!!!!!!...continued

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The 2007 Pearl Cleage season concludes with a revival of Bourbon at the Border. This explosive piece follows the lives of two ordinary people who joined hundreds of other Americans for a massive voter registration drive in Mississippi in the summer of 1964. White supremacists, outraged at the challenge to their segregated way of life, responded with violence that left three civil rights workers dead and many wounded. Years later, the couple is still searching for a way back from the personal damage that was done during that long-ago “Freedom Summer.”

By Pearl Cleage

Directed by guest artist Ron OJ Parson

Featuring Joslyn Jones, Lynette Mance, J.J. McCormick and Alfred Wilson