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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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37 reviews
7 stars
Although we don't tend to dine out before or after plays, there are several places to eat right there by the theatre.
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I wore Shorts & a polo shirt & sandals. .
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"Heroes"
16 ratings
4.6 average rating
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165 reviews
19 stars
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51 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 28 2009

The acting was great and the play was okay. It did not win my butt review.

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59 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 28 2009

A comment I overheard from a young woman in the lobby after the show: "God, it was so depressing! But people were laughing hilariously!" Who knows why that particular young lady considered it depressing? Maybe because the characters were old,...continued

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Heroes

by Gerald Sibleyras

Translated by Tom Stoppard**

**Directed by James Bohnen

Featuring Artistic Associate** David Darlow and guest artists Mike Nussbaum and **Roderick Peeples  

Tom Stoppard’s translation of Gérald Sibleyras’ play won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.  It’s 1959 and Philippe, Gustave and Henri, three veterans from WWI keep each other company on the back terrace of a retired soldiers’ home. Through a series of witty scenes, the men goad one another into new adventures.  The men’s cantankerous camaraderie becomes strained as they plot an expedition to Indochina, or at least as far as the poplar trees on the distant hill. Heroes is a funny and bittersweet play about memory and “not going gently into that good night.”