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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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"Candles to the Sun"
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attended Mar 20 2008

When a play is promoted as rarely produced there's probably a good reason for its obscurity. Although the acting was good, Candles to the Sun would benefit from some ruthless editing. Despite the excess of dialog and wispy tangents, few of the...continued

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attended Mar 21 2008

Very good and convincing actors, and a splendid, still valid play despite the time elapsed since its writing..

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Description

The Celebration Series, Eclipse Theatre Company’s two-year celebration of the first ten playwrights featured by Eclipse, begins by honoring the life and work of 1999 featured playwright Tennessee Williams with the Chicago premiere of “Candles to the Sun,” the first full-length play he wrote before Thomas Lanier Williams became famous as “Tennessee.”

Set during the Great Depression in Alabama’s Red Hills coal mining region, “Candles to the Sun” paints a portrait of the bleak lives of the miners’ families and their attempts to unionize.  Recent Jeff-award winning director Steven Fedoruk (who directed Eclipse’s hit “Blues for an Alabama Sky”) will return to direct Williams’s rarely produced piece.

About the Ticket Supplier: Eclipse Theatre Company

Eclipse Theatre Company chooses one playwright per season and focuses on the works of that playwright only. Through this total immersion in a specific playwright's world, the ensemble gains a thorough understanding of that playwright and the circumstances of his/her writing in order to bring a more concentrated and literate representation of that playwright to the audience.

Playwrights who have written more than three plays are eligible for consideration, as well as playwrights who have shown a definite range of growth throughout their careers. On deciding which plays to perform, a great factor is the challenge that the piece presents to the ensemble and its audience.

Since the inception of the one playwright-one season mission in 1997, playwrights that have been featured with Eclipse include French Playwright Jean Cocteau; Legendary American Playwrights Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Neil Simon, New York Playwrights Romulus Linney and John Guare, and Chicago native Keith Reddin.