Venue Details

40 Star Starred
Athenaeum Theatre
at W Oakdale Ave 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60657
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I wore walkable shoes. You are moving around alot so wear comfortable shoes..
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Free street parking if you can find it or two pay and park lots adjacent to theatre
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Sweetest Swing in Baseball"
19 ratings
4.2 average rating
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Awrence Red Velvet
22 events
5 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 29 2012

This was a clever show that was very well acted. Over all it had a lot of fun and funny scenes along with the drama that was the main theme.

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86 events
35 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 01 2012

Interesting script, well-acted. Laugh out loud moments and very intense, serious moments. I pulled it down from 5 stars because there was too much yelling for me. I love drama, but not yelling. Provocative ending.

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57 events
28 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 29 2012

Very well acted, well written, and entertaining while making its points to the audience.

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Quotes & Highlights

“[Gilman is] dealing with how we define one another, measure success and failure, raise celebrities up and tear them down, and create different personas to cope with all the craziness of having a public identity. The parallels the playwright draws between the artist and baseball player are always smart and amusing. You might be tempted to leave the theater chanting ‘Gil-man! Gil-man!’”  —Boston Globe


Artist Dana Fielding is cracking up. Her latest exhibition is a disaster, her work isn’t selling, her boyfriend is leaving, and her paranoia is spiraling out of control. When she lands in a mental hospital, it’s a chance to rebuild her fragile sanity – until she learns that her cut-rate insurance policy will only cover a ten-day stay. How to buy more time on the inside? Simple: pretend to be someone she’s not – someone famous, someone special. Persuading the professionals that she’s crazy is the easy part.  But Dana’s “alter ego” is also a troubled soul.  Forced to confront the darker side of fame, rejection, and making a comeback, things take a twist that even she doesn’t anticipate.