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4.6 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Herr Vic
Review from Herr Vic
362 events 79 reviews

The play script itself could be stronger. But the production is well worth seeing, for the terrific acting and impressive production values. Wonderful scenery and costumes, with fast, smooth scene transitions, thanks to the masterful use of...continued

reviewed Dec 28 2017 report as inappropriate
Review from Jessica
39 events 6 reviews

Great performances. The story dragged on and on.

reviewed Dec 03 2017 report as inappropriate
Review from jking0101
12 events 5 reviews

First of all I love the theater! So it’s hard to get less than 4 stars from me. Red Velvet was a good play, I was hoping that the story would feature a bit more of the main character. For sure, the story is about Ira Aldridge, but it seemed that...continued

reviewed Dec 28 2017 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“A fascinating character study…Johnstone’s performance is both accomplished and moving." – Chicago Tribune

“A tour de force” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Johnstone’s performance is particularly remarkable…a valuable exploration of a man who in many ways was ahead of his time.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“A must see” – Around the Town Chicago

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