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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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17 stars
Free parking at the old Children's Hospital lot for 5 hours-yes,please!
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"Theophilus North"
18 ratings
4.3 average rating
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242 events
165 reviews
19 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

It was an enjoyable evening. Actors did a nice job portraying multiple characters.

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60 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

Great story and dialog - very good acting. I prefer a production with props, furniture and such - I think this could have been done; but then it is Thorton Wilder. Small crowd - too bad - good show.

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12 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 26 2011

The story is wonderful, the language is beautiful, the acting SUPERB, the venue very comfortable and appropriate.

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Learn more about the novel on which the play is based at the Thornton Wilder website.

Description

From off-Broadway comes this astonishing charmer of a play, based upon the semi-autobiographical final work of three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning icon of American letters, Thornton Wilder. Set in the tiny resort town of Newport, R.I., during the height of the Jazz Age in summer, 1926, Theophilus North follows the exploits of the title character as he searches for adventure and his place in the world. Quitting his teaching position in New Jersey, and stranded in Newport after his jalopy breaks down, 30-year-old Theophilus takes odd jobs (tennis instructor, French tutor, private reader) in the houses of the wealthy. Soon, he finds himself entangled in the lives and troubles of Newport’s residents, but the greatest adventure in store is not at all what he imagined.