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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 28 members
Review from Leon

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

reviewed Apr 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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

reviewed Apr 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Noredia Alile

Brilliant! Mama dear was the best!!

reviewed Apr 30 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.

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