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The Hiding Place

Provision Theater Company
1001 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago

The inspiring true story of Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom. With the WWII Nazi invasion of Holland, the ten Boom family joins the underground resistance to help save Jewish families. But when they are arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps themselves, they're left with nothing to cling to but their faith.

Thru - May 23, 2010

Price: $22-$28

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 866-811-4111

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  The Hiding Place Reviews

Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...In Tim Gregory's play based on her autobiography, Ten Bloom faces interrogation from Rahms, a German officer terrified that his wife and child in Bremen will be killed by Allied air raids. Rahms holds Ten Boom's actions beneath contempt, yet desperately needs some of her faith, while Ten Boom sees Rahms as the ultimate test of her ability to love and forgive even her enemies. Theirs is an electrifying ten-minute encounter."
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Justin Hayford

NewCity Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...Adaptor/director Tim Gregory has cast a talented group of actors, led by Lia Mortensen as Corrie ten Boom, who find nuance and levity in their roles. And the production design, particularly the set by Inseung Park and the lighting by Josh Wessecker, is crafted so well as to bear some strikingly resonant symbolisms. Yet Gregoryís adaptation fails to make you forget youíre watching a history play. Itís no surprise, really, when after much determination the family is caught by the Nazis and sent to prison, and again itís no surprise when after much suffering Corrie is set free."
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Neal Ryan Shaw

Time Out Chicago - Recommended

"... The small moments of rebellion have more dramatic force than the Ten Boom familyís fuzzily portrayed slide into resistance. Soon after Corrieís arrest, she and other female prisoners pass information telephone-game-style, scraps of messages moving voice to voice through the prison halls. Gregory offers a speedy, sweeping portrait of Ten Boomís contribution, but the play stands blessedly still in such moments, revealing a human indomitability thatís worth celebrating."
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Melissa Albert

ChicagoCritic - Recommended

"...The Hiding Place is a work-in-progress that need judicious cuts and a quicker pace (with a shorter intermission). The early prison scenes and the concentration camp scenes could be condensed without losing the effects of the horror suffered. The essence of a major theatrical work is present here. This different take on the Holocaust is well worth witnessing."
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Tom Williams

Chicago Stage Standard - Recommended

"...This is a true story, one that offers the theater audience a chance to learn how ordinary people became extraordinary people during a time in history that we can never forget. While this is a Christian look at this era, it is still a powerful look at how one can use their faith to propel them forward, even during times of pain and suffering. In this story, our heroine becomes a stronger person and even more religious despite what is taking place."

Al Bresloff

   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the opening night judges of The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee. The entire production is then eligible for nomination for awards at the end of the season.
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