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Piven Theatre
927 Noyes Street Suite #110 Evanston, IL 60201
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55 events
21 reviews
4 stars
Noyes Street Cafe is conveniently across the street.
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0 stars
Free parking on streets on Sunday. Meter otherwise.
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Kate Litvak Red Velvet
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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51 reviews
154 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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25 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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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

About the Ticket Supplier: Piven Theatre Workshop

For 40 years, the Piven Theatre Workshop has maintained both a professional subscription theatre and a nationally acclaimed actors training center for children and adults. The Mission of the Piven Theatre Workshop is to preserve a process of creative exploration that celebrates each individual’s unique voice through an ensemble-based, community-oriented approach to theatre training and performance. This mission, as it has evolved over 40 years, is pursued through the three branches of the organization: the training center for children and adults, annually serving 1,000 students with mentorship opportunities for emerging theatre artists and educators, the extensive scholarship and community outreach programs, and the professional Equity theatre committed to new works and literary adaptations.

The Piven Theatre has been producing highly acclaimed productions throughout its history and has evolved into an Equity house offering a full subscription season. In recent years, Piven Theatre has received five Recommendations for Joseph Jefferson Awards, an After Dark Award for Outstanding Ensemble, a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Adaptation and a nomination for Best Original Score. Not only does the theatre support a Resident Ensemble of actors, it has also proven valuable as a training ground for directors such as Eric Simonson, Jennifer Green, Robin Chaplik and Jessica Thebus and award-winning playwrights such as Sarah Ruhl, Jennifer Barclay and Michael Stock.