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  Birds of a Feather at The Greenhouse Theater Center

Birds of a Feather

The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago

Roy and Silo are your typical gay american dads with one noticeable exception: they’re penguins! No strangers to the spotlight, these two Central Park Zoo chinstrap penguins have partnered and adopted an egg, but will these two be able to raise little Tango together? Birds of a Feather is a heartwarming and surprising tale, based on the true story that became one of the most banned books in the US.

Thru - Jun 17, 2018

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:30pm

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-404-7336

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  Birds of a Feather Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Tribune - Somewhat Recommended

"...When “Birds of a Feather” zooms in on the difficulties of building a life and nest together, as seen through the eyes of the two bird couples, it hatches some lovely moments of truth even as Acito’s script spins its narrative wheels. (We could easily lose 15 minutes from this story without losing any insight.) But Harvey’s staging and his cast give us some emotional space to ponder the conundrum of looking to animals to validate our own designs for living — even as we make the planet less hospitable for their survival."
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Kerry Reid

Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Acito touches on numerous pressing social issues—gender self-determination, marriage equality, the pathological lust for Internet notoriety—without developing them. And while the four-person cast show impressive range and depth, especially given the material, director Jacob Harvey often pushes them to breathless extremes that rob the evening of subtlety and truth."
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Justin Hayford

Theatre By Numbers - Recommended

"...There’s much to recommend in “Birds of a Feather.” If you’re searching for a rare bird of a theatrical experience, you don’t need to look much further than the Greenhouse."
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Sarah Bowden

Stage and Cinema - Somewhat Recommended

"...Jacob Harvey’s endearing cast, a warmly winning quartet, are hard pressed to overcome the spiteful slams and nested nastiness of a play that perversely poops on its promise. Defying gravity, Birds clips its own wings."
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Lawrence Boomer

NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...“Birds of a Feather” is surprisingly not heavy-handed and is quite affecting. We are encouraged to find what “makes our heart grow wings.” It’s a lovely piece of theater."
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Erin Shea Brady

Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...This play isn't perfect, but the production is. It has a few scenes that clutter up the main plot and add unnecessary bulk to the story. But it's always entertaining, very funny and raises questions about several issues concerning gender and sexuality. Although the human episodes, especially those of the Birder and the Zookeeper, offer a nice contrast to the avian stories, they could easily be eliminated so that the play could be a single, feather-lined one-act. Marc Acito's comedy is at its best when devoting its attention to Pale Male and Lola and, particularly, to Roy and Silo. It's a pleasure to say that this play is, after all, for the birds."
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Colin Douglas

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   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 Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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