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187 Star Starred
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Pat C.

Acting is superb. Set is stunning. Interesting story and likable characters. There are, however, considerable lags in the dialogue, due to deficiencies in the script, in its direction, or both.

reviewed Sep 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Jack Farry

Very good performances all around, but the play was almost three hours long which could have been "tighter".
Very creative use of limited size stage with actors from one scene changing the setting when "their" scene was finished.(There was no...continued

reviewed Oct 15 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary Wall

We saw this on Sat. night. I can't believe that it wasn't a full house. It was great! I loved the plot and dialogue and thought the acting was very good. I was a little put off by the brogues in the beginning (since I'm used to the real...continued

reviewed Oct 03 2009 report as inappropriate
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Vitalist Theatre in association with Premiere Theatre & Performance presents

The Chicago Premiere of

The Night Season

by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Directed by Elizabeth Carlin-Metz

On a rooftop in Sligo, three heartsick sisters yearn for love. Below, their broken Da—the man who would be Lear—chases his visions and his demons, while their dotty Granny curses and dances. When a film star from the States arrives to play the poet Yeats, the world beneath their Irish moon turns upside-down. A funny and ferocious praisesong to the search for love.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz is a playwright, poet, and actress. Her first play Soho: A Tale of Table Dancers won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival, while her second play The Night Season won the 2004 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright and was premiered on the Cottesloe stage at the National Theatre. Lenkiewicz’s other plays include Shoreditch Madonna, Blue Moon Over Poplar, a new adaptation of Stravinski’s The Soldier’s Tale, and Her Naked Skin, which premiered in 2008 on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre, making her the first living female playwright to have an original play produced on the Olivier stage.

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