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137 Star Starred
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 16 members
Review from Jill S.

We thought the script was not well done; the fictional characters (such as the "crazy wife in the attic") were almost laughable. The actors tried very hard but they couldn't overcome the script deficiencies.

reviewed Mar 28 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from LeeZee

Intriguing play; complex, creative staging; wonderful performances. Remy Bumpo always delivers.

reviewed Apr 25 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Lynn S

My friend and I both thought this play was not very engaging. We were distracted by the accents that were different from each other and not consistent with many actors. I didn't like the switch from the actresses describing the sisters to becoming...continued

reviewed May 02 2008 report as inappropriate
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“Breathtaking… a rare feat of theatrical imagining” —The Evening Standard (UK)

Description

This inventive drama by Polly Teale, originally developed by the U.K.’s acclaimed Shared Experience Theatre Company, examines the lives of three of the most studied and discussed writers of all time. Spurred by their brother’s tumultuous personal life, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte write from their remote home on the Yorkshire moors. The real and the imagined collide as the characters the sisters have created come to life. Bronte explores the question of how a trio of Victorian spinsters could have produced some of the most passionate literature ever written.

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