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137 Star Starred
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from Mo in Chicago
Red Velvet 250 events 168 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from lison Michael
Red Velvet 33 events 8 reviews

Thornton Wilder's wistful wispy story was performed by an energetic and able cast. Turn-of-the centruy Newport and the adventures of a young impoverished Yalie therein were successfully evoked. I thought it was well done.

reviewed Jun 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul Neiweem
72 events 60 reviews

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.

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
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Learn more about the novel on which the play is based at the Thornton Wilder website.


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.

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