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38 Star Starred
City Lit Theater
2nd Floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
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9 reviews
18 stars
several good restaurants near by Francesca and Little Vietnam would be my choice but good Mexican and Indian restaurants also on street Lots of BYOB choices
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37 reviews
29 stars
Several ethnic restaurants on Bryn Mawr for a quick bite before the theater.
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"The Wind Cries Mary"
38 ratings
3.5 average rating
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Katarzyna P.
58 events
20 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 31 2008

It was a very interesting play. A lot of history behind.
It was unpredictable. It actually forced me to do some research on
the historical facts about 1968.
I can recommend that to everyone who is interested in learning more
and who is open...continued

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13 reviews
13 stars
attended Aug 08 2008

It was outstanding. I highly recommend it.

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8 reviews
11 stars
attended Aug 09 2008

My wife and I thought this presentation was EXCELLENT! Cast did a great job conveying the spirit of the times (late 60's early 70's). It's a shame more people weren't in attendance - the theatre-going community of Chicago is missing good talent...continued

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Loosely adapted from Hedda Gabler, The Wind Cries Mary explores Ibsen’s timeless themes of power and gender politics during the high point of the civil rights movement and ‘60s rock ’n’ roll. Philip Kan Gotanda transforms Hedda Gabler into Eiko Hanabi, a Japanese American woman whose strength and intelligence is handcuffed by the burdens of gender and tradition. However, the political and racial climate of 1968 San Francisco could bring about a new model of freedom and choice for minorities and women.

About the Ticket Supplier: A-Squared Theatre Workshop

Founded in 2006, A-Squared Theatre Workshop aims to provide an environment of artistic growth and risk-taking for Asian American theatre artists. Previous A-Squared productions include The Wind Cries Mary by Philip Kan Gotanda and Trial By Water by Qui Nguyen.