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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 15 members
Review from Camille
3 events 1 review

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

reviewed Mar 20 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Anonymous
128 events 51 reviews

Excellent!

reviewed Mar 27 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Olga Stefan
23 events 10 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 21 2008 report as inappropriate
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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.

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