Venue Details

Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 21 members
Review from Zbigniew Ziggy Malecki
Red Velvet 445 events 52 reviews

perfect cast

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea L
212 events 104 reviews

It was pretty simplistic.

Talented cast, very creative multi-media, imaginative, upbeat, even slightly thought-provoking. But I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who likes serious's hard to find anything un-cute at this time of year.

reviewed Dec 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mia H.
75 events 24 reviews

This was a delightful play. It was light-hearted and somber at once. Loved the witty and inventive use of language in the script. The actors were all very good (and versatile!) Highly recommend.

reviewed Dec 30 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

" … a wholly wonderful show that is profound, yet at the very same time whimsical beyond all imagining." —Chicago Sun-Times


Written by Victory Gardens Ensemble Playwright Philip Dawkins, Failure: A Love Story is a magical, musical fable about the triumphs and aspirations of three sisters living in the rickety two-story building by the Chicago River which was the Fail family home and clock shop in 1928. Nelly was the first to die, followed soon after by sisters, Jenny June and Gerty. As with many unforeseen circumstances in life — blunt objects, disappearances and consumption — they never saw death coming. This profoundly funny and moving holiday offering reminds us that in the end, all that remains is love.

The play runs 90 minutes and is recommended for those ages 8 and older.

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