Venue Details

10 Star Starred
Mayer Kaplan JCC Theatre
5050 Church St Skokie, IL 60077
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19 events
12 reviews
6 stars
I never heard of this center before, but it was a wonderful surprise!
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19 events
12 reviews
6 stars
Dine before you come but really inexpensive drinks are available for purchase.
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Reviews & Ratings

"I Ought to Be in Pictures"
58 ratings
4.3 average rating
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19 events
12 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 18 2014

My husband and I travelled from the far southern suburbs for this play we knew so well. The audience was scarce, maybe ten people in a beautiful spacious auditorium. The scenery was realistic and especially convincing, as was the amazing and...continued

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54 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 28 2014

This show was fantastic. The performances were great and so believable. It was a very charming show. I highly recommend it to anyone but especially to any Neil Simon fans.

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21 reviews
33 stars
attended Apr 04 2014

I really think I would have scored this a lot higher had it not been for Libby. The actress really overdid the part, with the hugely exaggerated "New Yawwwwkk" accent, and the smirk that was on her face, through every single scene. I think...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“If you want to be moved to tears without the sentimentality, go see Ought To Be in Pictures … an assured theatrical treat.” -Broadway World

“Touching … a mature, memorable play.” -The New York Post

About the Ticket Supplier: Emergent Theatre Company

"Tell me a story." These words have been uttered by children and adults alike since the beginning of time. There's something magical about stories. They capture our imagination, educate our minds, and inspire us to action. Stories provide humor, evoke outrage, and impart wisdom. They have the power to hold a culture in place or cause it to change.

Through the telling of stories we realize and share our hopes and dreams, confront and conquer our deepest and darkest fears, and attempt to understand, explain and celebrate the human condition. Through the telling of stories we seek to find the thread that connects us all.

The search for this thread, coupled with our love and respect for story, were the driving forces that led to the birth of Emergent Theatre in 2010. After years of being fortunate enough to lend a hand in the realization of others' artistic visions, we felt it was time we acted upon our desires to tell the stories we wanted to tell, in a manner we felt they should be told.

So whether we make you laugh, cry, frighten, or keep you guessing, our hope is that, in the end, we will have made your experience an enjoyable one. We invite you to take some time out of your busy lives and come join us. We'd love to tell you a story.