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Piven Theatre
927 Noyes Street Suite #110 Evanston, IL 60201
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3.1 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Olga UrSt
78 events 55 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 05 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Nico S
39 events 28 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 01 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Kate Litvak
12 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 08 2014 report as inappropriate
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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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