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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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There were no restrictions on bringing concessions into the theatre.
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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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"Year Zero"
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4.3 average rating
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613 events
66 reviews
40 stars
attended Oct 07 2009

An very engaging,very well acted comic drama centering on first generation Cambodian immigrant brother and sister in Long Beach,CA and two of their friends,with contrasting backgrounds.

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24 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 09 2009

weak script, felt Jenny Chin really didn't get into the heart and soul of her character, her brother's portrayal of the character wasn't consistent....I really wouldn't recommend this play when there are so many other good options right now.

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A world premiere

By Michael Golamco

Directed by Andrea J. Dymond

Vuthy Vichea is a 16-year-old Cambodian American. He loves hip-hop and Dungeons and Dragons. He is a weird kid in a place where weirdness can be fatal: Long Beach, California. And since his best friend moved and his mother died, the only person he can talk to is a human skull he keeps hidden in a cookie jar.

Sharp, funny, and packing an emotional wallop, Year Zero is a witty family drama that is a perfect fit for Victory Gardens’ first world premiere in their new Studio Theater.

Since becoming a finalist last spring in Victory Gardens’ Ignition Festival, playwright Michael Golamco has been selected to become a member of New Dramatists, and has been awarded a playwriting commission by South Coast Rep. Year Zero also won the Grand Prize of Chicago Dramatists’ Many Voices Project in 2008. His earlier play Cowboy Versus Samurai was produced eight times after its New York premiere, including in Canada and Hong Kong, and was published in the Smith and Kraus anthology New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006.