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8 Star Starred
The Artistic Home
1376 W. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60642
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95 reviews
31 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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200 events
103 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 15 2014

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

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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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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