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187 Star Starred
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from IArtis
18 events 1 review

We enjoyed the play. The theme is quite touching and relevant to today's economic and political conditions. The superb cast was very professional with superior musical talent, and delivered a professional interpretation.

Definitely, go and...continued

reviewed Mar 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Hychka
6 events 6 reviews

Lots of players, good acting, good music, good singing, good story from the 1930s. We liked it!

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
13 events 4 reviews

What an AWESOME production! Didn't know what to expect with the singing version of Meet John Doe, but everyone had great voices, & the play really swallowed you in from the start as everyone was perfectly cast for their parts. There was plenty...continued

reviewed Mar 27 2011 report as inappropriate
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Music by Andrew Gerle

Lyrics by Eddie Sugarman

Book by Andrew Gerle and Eddie Sugarman

Additional Story by Matt August

When ambitious newspaper reporter Ann Mitchell loses her job in the middle of the Depression, she prints a phony letter from a “John Doe” who, protesting the state of society, promises to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge on Christmas Eve. Circulation goes through the roof and Ann convinces her editor to hire an out-of-work ballplayer, John Willoughby, to stand in while she ghost-writes the “John Doe” column. With her words and his down-home charm, John Doe quickly becomes a national sensation. As Ann, John and “John” tour the country, a strange love triangle begins to form, and when the paper’s powerful owner reveals his true plans for John Doe, both Ann and John must confront the hoax they’ve created and decide what they truly believe in.

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