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  By Association at The Greenhouse Theater Center

By Association

The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago

In the wake of a terrorist attack in Chicago, the government scrambles to respond, targeting a teenage immigrant boy named Omar who was recorded entering a train of the downtown subway moments before the attack occurred. Now, everyone connected to this person of interest is under suspicion. By Association follows Abdi, a first-generation African-American teen who, due to his friendship with Omar, finds himself at the center of the federal manhunt. Abdi's parents -- one from America, one from Ethiopia -- must now decide how to protect their child, as they wrestle with the potential that he could in fact be a terrorist. Catch this timely and intriguing drama at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center.

Thru - Feb 26, 2017

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $21-$37

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-404-7336

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  By Association Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Somewhat Recommended

"...Though some of the performances feel overly hesitant (which may improve over the run), Ri'Chard's passion as a woman desperately trying to save her family from a hell most of us can only imagine is resonant and affecting. As a portrait of what happens when citizenship fails to serve as a fail-safe defense, "By Association" has strong timely undertones."
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Kerry Reid

Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...An overreliance on hotheaded-detective tropes and an exposition-dumping news anchor undercut some of the visceral stakes, but there are some subtle, deeply affecting moments from young actors Kejuan Darby and Abdu Hytrek."
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Dan Jakes

Windy City Times - Recommended

"...We can chuckle at Casablanca's Captain Renault casually declaring "Round up the usual suspects," but in a year where television game-shows propose to instruct us in tactics for escape and evasion, Aakhu's hypothesis makes for timely contemplation: what would you do, if "the usual suspects" meant people like you?"
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Mary Shen Barnidge

NewCity Chicago - Recommended

"...The simple staging by director Lauren Wells helps focus our attention on the pain, confusion and fear of the characters in front of us. Each actor on stage gives a heart-warming and truthful performance, lending both integrity and complexity to the immigrants who struggle with these issues every day."
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