Venue Details

8 Star Starred
The Artistic Home
1376 W. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60642
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Bob Armstrong

Funny play, beautifully staged. Real relationships, not just that formula kind of farce where someone rushes out the door as someone else rushes in. Nevertheless it does move, raucously and rapidly, within the big deep, plausibly 1938-decorated...continued

reviewed Mar 15 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from BigDaddy1038

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

reviewed Mar 15 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Pablo Moreno

Brilliant, Amazing!

reviewed Apr 03 2014 report as inappropriate
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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

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