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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 12 members
Review from navion
5 events 1 review

Almost left at intermission. Actors did a good job, but the playwright didn't deliver. Allende Restaurant (across the street) saved the evening. Great, inexpensive Mexican food.

reviewed Mar 23 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Norm Sloan
678 events 67 reviews

Sorry to say that I did leave at intermission,despite the fine efforts of the cast
to breathe life into what should have been a gripping,challenging evening but was instead one
dimensional,patronizing and uninvolving,despite the life and death...continued

reviewed Apr 13 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Northside
38 events 22 reviews

I loved the performance. The sets were spare and beautiful...they really fit the performance. The acting was very good. I especially liked the T-Mac Sam character...he had so much personality and energy. Not quite sure if I liked the rhyming...continued

reviewed Apr 08 2010 report as inappropriate
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Three boys meet in the worst way: fleeing the horrors of war. As they team up on a perilous journey to a refugee camp, they exchange heroic survival stories, songs and even laughter. Thus begins an extraordinary journey that eventually takes the boys of the Dinka tribe to, of all places—Fargo, North Dakota—where drought, crocodiles and guerrillas are replaced with malls, video games, and Skittles. This play is written by Lonnie Carter, the author of recent VGT hits The Romance of Magno Rubio and Wheatley.

Bring Your Used Books to VG When You Attend The Show:

VG has partnered with The PACODES Library Project to collect books that will help build a library in Southern Sudan. The project will open doors to education, foster community growth, and reduce the debilitating effects of poverty and violence. Educational books and textbooks will be accepted at the theatre throughout the run of the show.

Cavalia: <em>Odysseo</em> KIDZ BOP St. Patrick's Day Party at Clark Street Ale House Bernadette Peters & the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Historic Theatre Tour <em>Love's Labor's Lost</em>