Venue Details

137 Star Starred
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 Herr Vic

Let's just say I'm glad I didn't pay full-ticket price. But it was OK at half-price. Being a fan of Mark Twain, I wondered why I had never heard of this particular long short story; maybe the reason is that it's not one of Twain's best. Why...continued

reviewed Jun 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Neil King

Clever reading/playacting and classicTwain tale- all very well done!

reviewed Jun 05 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Abby

I really enjoyed attending this production. The theater was easy to find and parking was simple and cheap, only $6.00 at Children's Memorial parking garage with a ticket stub. The theater was small and comfortable and I thought the actors were...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2009 report as inappropriate
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Description

A letter from a distant uncle arrives at the home of Saladin and Electra Foster, announcing that the uncle is dying and has bequethed the Fosters  the magnificent sum of $30,000 cash — on the condition that upon his death they can prove they never inquired after his health, never told a soul about the gift, and did not attend the funeral.  Financial whiz Electra immediately goes to work planning how she will invest the money, and before long has spun the original investment into a vast fortune on paper.  As the years tick by, the Fosters become accustomed to their imaginary high-life funded by their imaginary fortune.  But perhaps they should have taken more notice of the bizarre conditions their uncle put on their bequest…

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