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City Lit Theater
2nd Floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
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3.5 / 5 Rated by 38 members
Review from Katarzyna P.
65 events 22 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 31 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara Feig
65 events 13 reviews

It was outstanding. I highly recommend it.

reviewed Aug 08 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Charles
11 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 09 2008 report as inappropriate
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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.

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