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Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL 60208
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34 reviews
9 stars
They have a dumkin donuts 5minutes from the theater at Norris Hall.
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6 stars
I wore Bring a sweater. This theater is always chilly..
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"Arsenic and Old Lace"
13 ratings
4.6 average rating
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10 reviews
22 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

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

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1 review
1 stars
attended Oct 24 2009

Fabulous performance! Beautiful set design! Hilarious story!

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38 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

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

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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!