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54 Star Starred
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-7282
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from Howard

A great play that has lost nothing of its appeal in close to 70 years. A brilliant production: acting, direction, sets, lighting, etc., all on a professional level. The play's closed, but when looking for really outstanding entertainment, check...continued

reviewed Nov 08 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Rachel Shea Friel

Fabulous performance! Beautiful set design! Hilarious story!

reviewed Oct 24 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Stephanie

This is one of my favorite films. The play was fun....a good rendition. The ladies were superb.

reviewed Nov 08 2009 report as inappropriate
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By Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Frank Galati

Featuring Cindy Gold, Mary Poole, John Morlein and Dennis Zacek

Never have mayhem and murder been this much fun! A clever combination of the farcical and the macabre, Joseph Kesselring’s play centers on two elderly sisters, famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood both for their charity and their befuddled nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt. But the sisters have a secret—a secret that is deadly for the lonely old gentlemen who appear on the sisters’ doorstep, looking for lodging.

Under the direction of Tony Award-winning Frank Galati with costume design by Jeff Award-winning Virgil Johnson and Collette Pollard, this black comedy will feature guest stars Northwestern alumnus and Victory Gardens Theatre founder/artistic director Dennis Zacek, local favorite actor John Morlein, along with award-winning Northwestern acting faculty Cindy Gold and Mary Poole as the sinister, but hilarious sisters!

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