Venue Details

11 Star Starred
Piven Theatre
927 Noyes Street Suite #110 Evanston, IL 60201
847-866-8049
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Reviews & Ratings

"Ivanov"
7 ratings
3.1 average rating
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74 events
53 reviews
158 stars
attended Jun 05 2014

Excellent and profound play - with splendid staging and actors. Wish we had more often such wonderful theatrical experience!

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38 events
27 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 01 2014

experimental tragedy? or a tragic experiment? i guess the latter... out of respect to Chekhov, we left at intermission (with another couple, equally displeased). upon arrival, i tried to apply Chekhov's own words that "we all have too many...continued

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Kate Litvak
12 events
8 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 08 2014

Very strong, very traditional and nuanced Chekhov, without any modernist excesses, silly acrobatics, prompts, etc. Excellent dramatic performances and excellent casting choices. That's what the Russians call "chamber" Chekhov. A rarely performed...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

  • “…a fine vehicle for dynamic ensemble acting.” — Chicago Reader (Recommended)
  • “Every actor here — and there are many — finds the humor, light or hope which is always there to undermine the devastation of our hapless hero.” — TimeOut Chicago
  • “Though Ivanov describes his own story as ‘good material for a farce but nothing else,’ Patinkin’s carefully contemporized adaptation and Piven’s loving attention to telling details breathe some lovely life into this challenging piece.”—Chicago Tribune
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