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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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"Waiting for Lefty"
42 ratings
4.5 average rating
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Ides of March Red Velvet
152 events
19 reviews
52 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

What a great start to our Labor Day weekend! This is a rousing evening that begins the moment you find your seat and are pulled into the imminent labor meeting and a group of people "waiting for lefty." We enjoyed the vignettes and ensemble...continued

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36 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

Despite being written in 1935, this play continues to speak to a modern-dya audience. It examines the role of a severe economic recession (ok, the Great Depression) on the lives of individuals and families -- the worry, the anger, the hunger, the...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

All actors played their character well. I thought Rinska Carrasco and Cheryl Graeff did an exceptional job.
Metered parking was easy to find.

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Waiting for Lefty

by Clifford Odets

Directed by Kimberly Senior

Inspired by the New York taxi strike of 1934 and first staged by the Group Theater in 1935, these powerful vignettes offer a treatise on societal inequities.  “We’ve been kicked around so long we’re black and blue from head to toes.”  The Los Angeles Times calls Waiting for Lefty “undeniably relevant” and the New York Times hails it as “fiercely dramatic.”

Performers (in alphabetical order):

Manny Buckley*

Sarah Burnham*

John Byrnes

Rinska Carrasco

Derek Gaspar

Cheryl Graeff*

Terry Hamilton

Zachary Kenney

Warren Levon*

Bradford Lund

Mechelle Moe

John Mohrlein*

Suzanne Petri*

Andrew Swanson

Gwendolyn Whiteside*  

*American Blues Theater Ensemble & Artistic Affiliates

<em>A Wonder in My Soul</em> <em>The Rosenkranz Mysteries</em>