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The Artistic Home
1376 W. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60642
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30 stars
The theater is sandwiched in between 2 Italian restaurants--doesn't get much easier than that.
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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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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

About the Ticket Supplier: The Artistic Home Theatre

The Artistic Home was founded in 1998, under the leadership of Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra, with the belief that the actor is the heart of great theater. It is the actor who moves the audience, brings a story to life, and - with the audience - creates the revelatory, truthful moments that great theater provides.