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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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3.5 / 5 Rated by 12 members
Review from Mo in Chicago

Hopefully this piece gets better once they've performed it a few more times! The 17-year-old girl (playing the 12-year-old intruder) needs to slow down during her opening & closing soliloquies. Rushing through her lines lost a lot of the poetic...continued

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Bobby Billy Joe

A very good play.

The young girl and the guard were particularly good, but all performers were strong.

It's hard to compress a month of people's interactions into 2 hours, and that's probably the weakest part of the play.

reviewed Apr 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Kent & Leanne

Naomi Wallace would be so proud to see her piece handled so deftly. The cast was top-notch, especially the two women. The performances of Susan Monts-Bologna and Elizabeth Stenholt were nothing short of brilliant. Although not a script for the...continued

reviewed Apr 21 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Naomi Wallace commits the unpardonable sin of being partisan, and, the darkness and harshness of her work notwithstanding, outrageously optimistic. She seems to believe that the world can change. She certainly writes as if she intends to set it on fire.” —_The Guardian  _

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Written by Naomi Wallace

Directed by Ensemble Member Anish Jethmalani

In plague-ravaged 17th century London, a wealthy couple is preparing to flee their home when a mysterious sailor and a young girl sneak into their boarded-up house. Now, quarantined together for 30 days, the only thing these strangers fear more than the Plague is each other. The definition of morality is up for grabs and survival may take many forms in this fiercely intense and humorous play from Naomi Wallace.

Ensemble member and former artistic director Anish Jethmalani returns to direct this winner of the 1997 Obie Award for Best Play. Jethmalani previously directed the critically acclaimed and award-winning productions of Rebecca Gilman’s Spinning into Butter in 2006 and Blue Surge in 2009 for Eclipse in addition to the 2005 Jeff Award-winning production of The Masrayana for Rasaka Theatre Company.

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