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Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
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Dine at Coopers across the street and park during the show for free. Get there 2 hours before your show and make a reservation.
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10 stars
Cooper's restaurant and bar across the street is handy, and the food and beer are good and reasonably priced.
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"Schweyk in the Second World War"
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4.0 average rating
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423 events
51 reviews
65 stars
attended Oct 29 2012

Kevin Cox is outstanding. The production is so enjoyable. Great first effort from a new company.

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91 events
37 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 29 2012

The story was confusing, and the acting not the greatest.

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Nov 08 2012

A great and lesser known play by Bertolt Brecht, with a delightful main character, skillfully and comically played by Kevin Cox, a young ensemble surrounds and the evening is filled with music, with laughter and with the wry view of political...continued

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Chicago Premiere.

In WWII occupied Czechoslovakia, Schweyk, a talkative dog-catcher, finds himself arrested, forced into the Nazi army, and wandering in the Russian tundra until he stumbles upon Hitler (whom Brecht has written as a vaudevillian puppet). Meanwhile in her Bohemian pub, a young widow waits with her country’s only remaining men: the misfits, idiots, and cowards incapable of war. Together, they sing of their struggles with love, violence, and the fear that they too will soon snap and start talking to the drunken Nazis who walk amongst them.