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133 Star Starred
Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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1 review
2 stars
There were no restrictions on bringing concessions into the theatre.
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32 reviews
15 stars
The day we went the play was sold out. Be sure to check before you go if you think you can just walk in and they will have tickets, not necessarily so.
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4.5 average rating
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15 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

Powerfully written and performed play. As far as a Drama, this is why we go to the theater

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0 stars
attended Apr 23 2011

This is a great, compelling play. If you are in the Chicago area, do not pass it up before it closes!
If you live in a mixed-race family--or even if you don't--go to see this performance. The acting (only four performers) is superb. The play is a...continued

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61 reviews
32 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Brilliant! Mama dear was the best!!

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Quotes & Highlights

“…intricate and highly-theatrical new work.” —
Read an interview with playwright Julie Hébert.



By Julie Hébert • Directed by Andrea J. Dymond

Julie Hébert’s provoking and powerful new play depicts three generations divided by race, culture, time, and place. A divorced chef, Leo, is caring for his aging mother with the help of his college-age daughter when Didi, a southern white woman, barges into their lives with a provocative cache of love letters. Written by her deceased father, the letters reveal a compelling family secret. In search of the truth, Leo must sift through the addled memories of his mother and surprising and contradictory stories. Eloquently melding realism and poetry, Tree fosters a deep, true conversation between people who are linked in many ways, but separated by race.