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at N Troy St 3502 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
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22 stars
Chief O'Neill's is a good place to eat before or after the show. Or stop by for a Guinness.
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I went to the matinee and parked half a block away on the street. Dress varied. I liked that benches and seats were available for waiting before the doors opened for admission.
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"The Gray Girl"
35 ratings
4.1 average rating
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9 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

Energetic production, done with a good sense of humor. Good sets and clever dialogue.

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11 stars
attended Nov 18 2011

Take an intimate theater, stuff it with a 50's mystery thriller, blend it with the supernatural and you have the most exciting 70 minutes you can find this season! Great acting & total fun. Loved it!

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“While our encounters in live theater can be hit and miss, it’s so wonderful to applaud at the curtain call and mean it.” —Chicago Theatre Review
Centerstage Chicago called The Gray Girl a “Must See” show.
“Kudos to director Matt Engle for generating honest-to-God chills with his brisk staging of Colin Milroy’s new ghost story-cum-crime thriller about vengeance and shady dealings in mid-20th-century Chicago.” —Time Out Chicago (4 stars)


Written by Factory ensemble member Colin Milroy and directed by Factory ensemble member Matt Engle, The Gray Girl closes out the 2011 Factory season with a haunting 1950s tale about the destructive power of revenge. A Chicago newspaper reporter uncovers crime and corruption at Riverview Park. The story could fast track his career, but the consequences might be more than he bargained for.

Colin Milroy – Nick Brennan

Jill Oliver – Sally Doyle

Katherine Schwartz – Lana

Shannon Parr – Alderman Richard Morse

Ray Brazask – Detective Murray

John Luzar – Lynch

Samuel Hubbard – Carl/Lombardi/Cop

Paulette Hicks – Patricia

Christopher Marcum – Edward Fitzhume

Kristopher Lencowski – Danny/Pierce/Cop

Jordan Hoisington – Chet/Burns

Jessica Thigpen – Monica

About the Ticket Supplier: Factory Theater

Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1992, Factory Theater is a theater organization dedicated to the writing, directing, performance and production of original works written by ensemble members that are accessible to inexperienced as well as seasoned theatergoers. Since 1992 the Factory has produced more than 60 productions that have been enjoyed by both critics and audience members.

Factory Theater bridges the gap between critical acclaim and audience accessibility. Most of their shows have received rave reviews and awards by various publications including The Reader, New City, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and L.A. Weekly, among others.

In 1998, Factory Theater opened a branch company in Los Angeles, California, and many of their ensemble members relocated out west to pursue careers in film, television and screenwriting and to help create a national presence for the company. Factory Theater has also taken trips out to New York on two separate occasions - in 1998 their After-Dark award winning production of The Vinyl Shop was the hit of the Fringe Festival, and in 2001 Factory was invited to the H.E.R.E. space in Soho by PSNBC to perform The Death And Life Of Barb Budonovich, a short version of their production Varations On Death.

The Factory attributes its success to hard work, dedication, and love for theater. Those attributes continue on in the Factory's vision of writing and producing new works to provide their ever-growing audience with laughter and inspiration.