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6 Star Starred
National Pastime Theater
at the Preston Bradley Center 941 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60640
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Agami Contemporary Sushi is a couple of blocks away and excellent
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attended Jul 06 2013

Nice venue. Interesting piece combining poetry, dance, gymnastics. It ran about an hour which was just about right. I would have liked a better delivery of the poetry. It seemed that it was not weighted enough. The connective dialogue was...continued

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attended Jul 20 2013

The dialogue/narration was very artistic and somewhat hard to follow. I believe the writer was attempting to be deep however in the end, no one sitting around me really understood or got much from the two characters who spoke. However, the 2...continued

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Choreographed and Arranged by Derek Van Barham

Ensemble: Erik Strebig, James Nedrud, Sarah Goldberg, Karen Vance, Carmen Molina, Christopher Young

Authors: Richard Siken, Alex Dimitrov, Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds, Thom Gunn, Shakespeare, Walt Whitman and more

About the Ticket Supplier: The National Pastime Theater Ensemble

The National Pastime Theater strives to fill thousands of empty theater seats with generations of new theater audience, to stop this audience dead in their comfortable tracks and spur them to take an active role in their neighborhoods, communities and world.

Live theater must grab all generations and drag them-perhaps kicking and screaming-into an active role in our world.

Chicago is a perfect location for the type of theater that The National Pastime Theater Ensemble creates. We push ourselves and our audience to the limit. We aspire to bring people into the work, not just into the theater: we create terror, awe and strike down apathy. We sell not just tickets, we enable dreams.