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11 Star Starred
The Side Project Theatre
Between N Greenview and N Sheridan 1439 West Jarvis Chicago, IL 60626
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86 events
48 reviews
25 stars
coopers across the street is a fun place
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35 events
34 reviews
9 stars
The theater is hard to find. It's a small theater in the middle of a neighborhood but they use their space very well
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"R.U.R.: Rossum's Universal Robots"
4 ratings
3.8 average rating
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60 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 04 2013

As a frequent theather goer I feel confident in highly recomending the production of this play. The actors turned in earnest moving performance and this is a play that not should be overlooked, despite it's small and out of the way venue.

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20 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 05 2013

This is one of my favorite plays - the first scifi story about robots, and Kapek came up with pretty much all the issues that later stories deal with. The staging and costumes really added to the play - the makeup on the 'robots' had that 'uncanny...continued

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64 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 12 2013

My friend and I felt incredibly guilty leaving at intermission -- particularly since we were the only two in the audience. But after the first half, it was imperative that we do so. Many flubbed lines, lots of very amateur acting, and the strange...continued

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Written by Karel Čapek

Directed by Brad Gunter

Running time is approximately 95 minutes. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Strangeloop Theatre

Though we officially incorporated as Strangeloop Theatre in October of 2008, it was in the early part of that year that a core group of us started meeting up to discuss creating a theatre company we could call home. In June of 2008, we did a one-night staging of __Welcome to the Moon__ (and other plays) by John Patrick Shanley as our first performance, because we could do a collection of short pieces using multiple directors and actors within the group. It was a wonderful first endeavor and helped to further strengthen a sense of community within the group.

That sense of community helped us to grow over the course of our first two years -- staging work that allows a number of voices to participate in the theatrical process. In addition to producing strong work by well-known playwrights, such as Brian Friel's __Living Quarters__, we have also shown a commitment to working with theatre artists of every discipline in the creation of new and original work, including our world-premiere adaptation of Ferdinand Raimund's __The Millionaire Farmer__, our holiday cabaret shows and our short play workshop series, __Loopshop__.