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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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10 stars
The weather was cold. I wore Jeans and a sweater .
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Lynn Nosek
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17 stars
Free parking at the old Children's Hospital lot for 5 hours-yes,please!
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"The Police"
3 ratings
3.7 average rating
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Frank Surge
34 events
9 reviews
18 stars
attended Jun 19 2010

This was a clever short satire, but since it is a one-act, it should not have been billed as a full-length play. It's enjoyable as long as you don't pay full price for it or expect a full evening of drama. It should have been presented as part of...continued

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Maja Shah
5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 11 2010

Great performance, funny (especially for Eastern Europeans, who have an understanding of historical background), fantastic acting!

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What if they gave a revolution and nobody came?  What are the police to do if no one commits crimes?  In The Police the great Polish writer Slawomir Mrozek exercises his customary wit, steel-trap logic and deft theatricality as he develops this idea to hilarious and disturbing conclusions.  When a highly efficient police force has suppressed all disloyalty to the government, it must manufacture fake political dissenters in order to secure the existence of the system.  The outcome?  Bureaucrats gone wild in a scathing comedy about the price we pay to maintain the status quo.