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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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4.7 / 5 Rated by 33 members
Review from LANCE JONES
2 events 1 review

It was very thought provoking seeing how the family dealt with the decision of going back to the old neighborhood or staying in the suburbs. The actors did a wonderful job in portraying their characters which addeed to the enjoyment of the play.

reviewed Jan 31 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Ruby Haughton-Pitts
56 events 12 reviews

Wonderful and well done! It's an eye-opener for young people who can't wrap their brains around the struggle of past generations and perfect for parents struggling to integrate past and present values in a complex world. The acting was very good...continued

reviewed Feb 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Katheryne Lumous
27 events 20 reviews

This show was the first I have seen at this venue. The venue is beautiful and the seating very comfortable. I was in awe of the set on stage. I enjoyed the show immensely. I thought the actors were astounding as they conveyed the message of their...continued

reviewed Feb 08 2009 report as inappropriate
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It’s 1995, the year of the Million Man March. Angela and Frank Freeman, an affluent black couple “living green” in a mostly white Chicago suburb, disagree about selling their beautiful home to fund their daughter’s college education. Should they resettle to another “safe white community,” or return, as a family, to discover their roots in “the old neighborhood?”

Victory Gardens Emsemble member Gloria Bond Clunie (North Star, Shoes) asks questions that touch the heart of our community in this modern day homage to A Raisin in the Sun. What happened to our families as we “moved up” and fled the communities that once nurtured us? How do we revitalize our neighborhoods? How do we protect our children from the violence that plagues our streets?

Cavalia: <em>Odysseo</em> KIDZ BOP St. Patrick's Day Party at Clark Street Ale House Bernadette Peters & the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Historic Theatre Tour <em>Love's Labor's Lost</em>