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8 Star Starred
The Artistic Home
1376 W. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60642
312-243-3963
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89 reviews
30 stars
The theater is sandwiched in between 2 Italian restaurants--doesn't get much easier than that.
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"Les Parents Terribles"
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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 15 2014

Having read the synopsis and early review on this, I desperately wanted to like this production--sadly, two hours later, it still left me wanting. While I understand this was meant to be an overblown, high energy farce, it too often came across...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 21 2014

This was an interesting play. Very creative, and physical. The male nudity was a welcome surprise too.

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Quotes & Highlights

" … a tornado of a revival … in a class all by itself when it comes to homefront dysfunction." — Chicago Sun-Times
“In John Mossman’s bombastic production for Artistic Home, the family breakdown that proceeds bears resemblance to a dying star. It’s one supernova after another …” — TimeOut Chicago
" … the finest comic ensemble work seen on a Chicago stage in years!" — Chicago Critic
" … when all five of these actors are fully engaged in the comic hijinks, it is farce raised to the highest of art forms – laughter which brings tears." — Chicago Stage Standard
“Kathy Scambiatterra is hilarious as the self-dramatizing matriarch, while Julian Hester, as her son, has to have set some kind of record for sustained hysteria.” — Chicago Reader