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  70 Scenes of Halloween Reviews
70 Scenes of Halloween
Athenaeum Theatre

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Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

"...Beast (Jo Hoch) and Witch (Kevin Blair)—wearing masks or ghost sheets or ghoulish makeup—alternate as the couple's doppelgangers, predators, confidants, and prey. They are a physical manifestation of what ails this pair. In the end, at the creatures' urging, Jess and Joan leave their house to go to Dairy Queen. It's a momentary truce, but there's no guarantee there will be lasting peace between these two monsters. This play is a note-perfect evocation of what we casually do to one another every day."
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Dmitry Samarov



Around The Town Chicago- Somewhat Recommended

"...But the play only superficially has to do with Halloween. In the opening scenes, the doorbell is constantly ringing as kids demand candy. There are ghosts, goblins, beasts, devils, and witches throughout the performance plus the requisite horror that people associate with the eerieness of the holiday."
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Julia W. Rath



TotalTheater- Highly Recommended

"...The artists of Theatre L'acadie (whose motto is "If it doesn't make us uncomfortable, is it truly art?") never flinch from the challenge, but instead maintain a firm grasp on every enigmatic gesture or cryptic speech in what could have emerged merely a catalogue of grievances, keeping the anticipation level suspenseful, the pace unhurried, and the creepiness factor shifting between Hollywood horror and playful whimsy. (Theatergoers retiring to the lobby bar at intermission may expect to encounter the aforementioned goblins enjoying an in-character drink-and-mingle.)"
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Mary Shen Barnidge