Venue Details

187 Star Starred
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Zbigniew Ziggy Malecki

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

reviewed Oct 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jen on Albion

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

reviewed Oct 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

great acting! great original music! i attended with my 92 year-old mom who was born and raised in prague and was quite familiar with "good soldier schweik". she had not heard of this WW2 schweyk by brecht. we were both happy to see it!

reviewed Nov 10 2012 report as inappropriate
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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.

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