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  Kennedy's Children at City Lit Theater

Kennedy's Children

City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue Chicago

Where were you when it happened? One rainy day several years after a tragedy that paralyzed the nation and shocked the world, a group of individuals are drawn to an urban bar. While they are deeply isolated from each other due to their rich inner lives and personal histories, each of them has been sculpted by a time of great turmoil into one of Kennedy’s Children.

Presented by Promethean Theatre Ensemble

Thru - Dec 5, 2010

Price: $20

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-293-3682

  Kennedy's Children Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Directed by Terry McCabe, this Promethean Theatre Ensemble production fails to build a compelling dramatic arc. But Tom Weber delivers the actor's harrowing story with fierce conviction."
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Albert Williams

Time Out Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"... In press materials, director McCabe argues hard for the play’s continued relevance in the age of Obama. But as his well-acted yet static production demonstrates, it’s chiefly a time capsule representing how some long-winded people in the ’70s felt about the ’60s. The avant-garde actor and commercial actress (played with wry melancholy by Tom Weber and Devon Candura) remain interesting, but the others have by now become cliches."
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Zac Thompson

ChicagoCritic - Recommended

"...Kennedy’s Children  is a worthy glimpse into the disillusionment of the American spirit that still lingers today. To my generation, Kennedy’s Children is a nostalgic trip back into a world of turmoil. It is an important that each generation needs to experience. It is a work expertly mounted and well performed."
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Tom Williams

Chicago Stage Standard - Recommended

"...The design of this production was nicely done. The set had the sense of a dreary urban bar like mood, which is what I could picture it being like after one of the most famous presidents had been killed. Details were placed into bringing this bar to life, between the low dimmed bar sign in the window and the old time jukebox that look like it barely worked, credit has to go to set designer Roger Wykes for an excellent job."

Brandon Tyler Tidmore

Around The Town Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...This  is a sad story about how one rifle changed the course of history, not just for these characters, but for our country and many of us still think back to those glory days with fond memories. Kennedy was to the 60′s what many had hoped Obama might be to us now. Kennedy never got to do all that he was meant to do and to many their futures were changed by that fateful bullet. This is a roughly 90 minutes with an intermission and I for one would have  enjoyed it more hadthere been no break in the action. It is a fairly deep story and by offering  a break,  each audeince member has to refocus and get back into where we were. 90 minutes straight through would have made it a far better experience."
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Alan Bresloff

Chicago Theater Beat - Recommended

"...In the end, McCabe’s search for relevance is successful. I’m not a child of Kennedy, but Patrick’s sad stories still struck a nerve. The bar patrons’ mopeyness teeters on self-indulgent, but the disappointment rings true."

Barry Eitel

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