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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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31 stars
The old Children's Memorial parking garage is no longer free (as of 7/1/16).
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7 stars
Although we don't tend to dine out before or after plays, there are several places to eat right there by the theatre.
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"Suddenly Last Summer"
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30 reviews
17 stars
attended Oct 19 2007

Sexy, cannibalism, gay, pedophilia. But only sexy Allison Batty as Catherine is on display long.

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 19 2007

I am a big fan of anything Tennessee Williams. I really liked the intimacy of the theater. It felt like I was overhearing a conversation. I could reach out and literally touch the actors. I especially liked the performances of Katherine and...continued

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3 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 18 2007

Hadn't ever seen this TW play before so I was looking forward. Think it might be the directing that went awry.

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***Suddenly Last Summer*

By *Tennessee** Williams*

Directed by Kevin Hagan

Featuring Ensemble Members

Linda Reiter, Eileen Niccolai and Brian McCaskill

In the wildly overgrown garden of a New Orleans mansion, a family seeks the truth about the life and death of one of their own.  After Sebastian Venable’s mysterious death abroad, his mother Violet calls on her niece Catharine-the family misfit and sole witness to the incident-to reveal what happened that day.  Catharine, who seemed to go insane following the death of her cousin, has been institutionalized since her return for insisting on a version of events so horrific that it can’t possibly be true.  Set on preserving Sebastian’s memory-and erasing her own role in the unspeakable acts that led to his demise-Mrs. Venable will go to any length to discredit Catharine’s account.  But when Catharine is put under the influence of truth serum, everyone must come to terms with the reality of the long-buried secrets that are finally brought to light.