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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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7 stars
Although we don't tend to dine out before or after plays, there are several places to eat right there by the theatre.
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I wore Shorts & a polo shirt & sandals. .
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"The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek"
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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 23 2011

The setting is a slightly disfunctional small back-woods town where you get to see the very hearts and souls of some of the residents. An excellent performance.

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AMY
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4 reviews
13 stars
attended Aug 07 2011

Excellent acting

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The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

By Naomi Wallace

Directed by Jonathan Berry

High atop a railroad trestle that spans a bone dry creek, two teenagers plan to race across the bridge against an oncoming locomotive. At first their scheme adds excitement to their life in a small factory town during the Great Depression, but dawning sexuality and confusion awakens dangerous passions in an era of stifled ambitions. With theatrical flourish and lyrical finesse, Naomi Wallace delves into a world where people struggle to change lives that bear down upon them.

Naomi Wallace’s plays have been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Her major plays include _O__ne Flea Spare, In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Things of Dry Hours_ and The Fever Chart: Four Visions of the Middle East. Her work has received the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Kesselring Prize, Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award and an Obie. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. Ms. Wallace’s award-winning film Lawn Dogs is available on DVD along with The War Boys (co-written with Bruce Mcleod). Wallace obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College and did graduate studies at the University of Iowa. Naomi Wallace divides her time between Kentucky and the Yorkshire Dales, UK. Wallace is currently under commission with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Joseph Papp Public Theater.