Venue Details

City Lit Theater
2nd Floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from Ides of March
Red Velvet 158 events 19 reviews

It has been a while since we laughed this loudly and this often. The plot drifts, but the acting wrings every funny note out of the script. Kudos to the venerable cast and crew for bringing a lesser-known play to the stage (and a Busch to boot)...continued

reviewed Nov 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea L
212 events 104 reviews

The play itself was entertaining. The standout lead did in fact stand out. As did the kitschy Maudie, and the very effective Mme Wu Xan. Other performances were competent, but a couple actors didn't make it at all... some of the acting was...continued

reviewed Nov 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
5 events 1 review

This was a very nice production of one of Charles Busch's less produced plays. The cast was very attentive to the nuances of the piece but did fall short at times in delivering the camp and subtle innuendos Busch had written in. Only the title...continued

reviewed Dec 04 2011 report as inappropriate
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Project 891 Theatre Co’s 2011-2012 opens with the Chicago premiere of__ Our Leading Lady__ by Charles Bush, directed by ensemble member Michael Rashid, opening at City Lit Theater. __Our Leading Lady __follows the adventures of a group of actors, led by famed thespian Laura Keene, rehearsing for a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC on April 14, 1865. President Lincoln is rumored to be in the audience that night! What could possibly go wrong? 


Our Leading Lady__ features an ensemble cast comprised of Michael Bassett, David Besky, Mary Anne Bowman, Liz Hoffman, Laura Korn, Jason Nykiel, Danne W. Taylor and Michelle X. Taylor. 

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