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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Yvette Marie
Review from Yvette Marie
Red Velvet 46 events 14 reviews

Lettie is wonderful and Caroline Neff is superb. Loved her in Linda Vista, and You Got Older. Go see it!

reviewed Apr 07 2018 report as inappropriate
Maura Junius
Review from Maura Junius
Red Velvet 67 events 11 reviews

A compelling and well-crafted story with sensitive direction and stellar performances.

reviewed Apr 12 2018 report as inappropriate
Esther Kaplan
Review from Esther Kaplan
70 events 21 reviews

The play showcased acting that is as good, or better than that found in New York. Carolyn Neff is at the top of her game. The play makes you feel what it would be like to re-enter society under a dark cloud. This is a thought-provoking play with...continued

reviewed Apr 08 2018 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

• “Lettie’s story fills a gap in the pop-culture prison tell-alls, like Orange is the New Black, with a focus on the painstaking, tedious and terrifying moment of transition. It asks: What comes next?” — Morgan Greene, Chicago Tribune

• “Victory Gardens’ Lettie is a blood-curdling masterpiece. Playwright Boo Killebrew has written one of the great Chicago plays of our generation.” —Dan Jakes, Chicago Reader

• “Chay Yew directs this world premiere with a warmth and generosity that matches the humanism and balance of the script.” —Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


This production is recommended for those age 13 and up.

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