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Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
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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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Cooper's restaurant and bar across the street is handy, and the food and beer are good and reasonably priced.
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"Brutal Imagination"
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attended Apr 09 2011

Interesting story, poetically written, and beautifully acted, especially by D'wayne Taylor; his performance was a revelation.

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Cornelius Eady’s poem cycle Brutal Imagination was a finalist for the National Book Award.


Written by Cornelius Eady

Directed by Jason Beck

Brutal Imagination_, is a two-person play exploring the relationship between Susan Smith (a South Carolina mother who drowned her children 1994) and the imaginary black man who she invented as the murderer. It plumbs the power of imagination and the eye of the media-saturated world through starkly haunting stage poetry. _