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130 Star Starred
Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Kat Kimmel

I attended this production because I work with one of the actors. Thanks to Goldstar, I managed to snag a couple tickets to a preview show, and boy was I glad I did! Mystery, comedy and fantasy come together in this well-written play about a...continued

reviewed Sep 08 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from mikeozone

i don't get out to see theater too often, because the plots are usually ridiculous...but i enjoy absurdist efforts. this was not theater of the absurd. this had a fantastic element to it...the story base had me intrigued. i was so pleased with...continued

reviewed Sep 05 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Mo in Chicago

I found the "dance aspect" (which was actually written into the script) to be VERY distracting. Overall, it made the play less enjoyable for me. I found the final few scenes confusing--had a second character actually also become death?? Not quite...continued

reviewed Oct 02 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Classy and visually provocative… this is a play in touch with the power of beauty." -Chicago Tribune
“Shrewdly perfect… wonderfully quirky.” —Chicago Sun-Times (Recommended)
Compassion and wit… a lovely and intriguing metaphysical mystery." —_Time Out Chicago (four-star review)
“The best new work I’ve seen this year.” —_Chicago Critic

“Dazzling, hilarious, thought-provoking - you’ll want to re-live it!" —Chicago Theater Blog
“The ensemble performs beautifully together… lovely and nuanced, funny as hell.” —Stead Style Chicago


Sideshow Theatre Company invites you to blur the line between life and death with the Midwest premiere of Kathleen Akerley’s critically acclaimed Theories of the Sun. It’s 1963 and in a remote French hotel Barbara and Elizabeth Sweeny (an American mother and daughter) undergo some peculiar medical testing by a brilliant and eccentric doctor who specializes in unusual diseases. Accompanied by a young Tom Stoppard, a whiskey-fueled Tennessee Williams, and the mysterious scholar Mr. Asher, Elizabeth seeks to understand and cure her terrifying illness. Part mystery and part science fiction, this dazzling play’s twists and turns will keep you guessing until the very end.

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