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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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There were no restrictions on bringing concessions into the theatre.
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The day we went the play was sold out. Be sure to check before you go if you think you can just walk in and they will have tickets, not necessarily so.
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"Rantoul and Die"
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163 events
26 reviews
299 stars
attended Apr 23 2011

Very funny! It's a twisted dark comedy. The audience was definitely shocked during parts. This play isn't for conservative-types. The language is pretty rough but no different than a rated-r film. I wouldn't take my grandma, but I'd invite...continued

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attended Apr 24 2011

The writing is hilariously sick and wicked. It is not humor for the conservative type. I loved it and would go see it again just to experience the language. The characters are meant to display a lack of awareness about themselves and others,...continued

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88 reviews
519 stars
attended Apr 24 2011

My husband and I attended 4/24th performance, and found the play engaging and humorous! The actors were ALL WONDERFUL and gave STRONG performances...Life is not always sweet and filled with smiles, as we see when the actors look back over their...continued

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Director Erin Quigley is a two time Tony Award-nominated costume designer for _The Song of Jacob Zulu _and The Grapes of Wrath.
Read more about the "cast and crew ": Rantoul and Die_.
“…original and devastatingly funny.” —_The Hollywood Reporter

“Mark Roberts’s dark comedy about sub-working-class couples who make Tracy Letts’s Killer Joe look like a Mensa meeting.” —Chicago Magazine


Presented by American Blues Theater, in association with Stephen Eich and Don Foster

In Rantoul and Die, Rallis and Debbie’s marriage has reached its expiration date. In fact, it’s soured and stuck to the bottom of the carton. She wants him to pack his stuff and hit the bricks, but he’s clinging to the past like a cat on a screen door. How far will a man go to hang on to his lady fair?

From the writer and executive producer of such hit TV shows as_ Big Bang Theory_ and Mike and Molly comes a new play with four of the funniest, skankiest, and most heartbreakingly real characters ever, all crammed together in a grimy little world that makes the local Dairy Queen and Dante’s Inferno seem one and the same.

Starring American Blues Theater Ensemble members Kate Buddeke and Cheryl Graeff and Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble members Francis Guinan and Alan Wilder.  Contains strong language and some violence.