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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from Olga UrSt

Photo-shooting a crucifixion? what an original idea!
American involvement in Banana republics of Latin America is the setting...Funny and witty - great entertainment!

reviewed Mar 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Olga UrSt

It's not a profound play, and the leader of the country provides too much comic relief and grimaces to be the bloody brutal dictator he is cracked up to be. But it tells a lot about the ever more cynical and brazen mercantilism of contemporary...continued

reviewed Mar 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from rkadanoff

The play has it problems and its high moments, worth seeing
the acting of the "serious" actors was great but the comic part of the dictator was a little overly hammed up. The actress in the TV director role was ridiculously overacting. The...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2010 report as inappropriate
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High in the mountains of an unnamed dictatorship, a revolution is brewing. When the rebels’ messiah-like leader is captured, an American production company purchases the rights to televise his sentence: death by crucifixion. Published in 2002, Miller’s penultimate play brilliantly satirizes modern politics and faith in a media-obsessed society.

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