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  Leftovers at Athenaeum Theatre


Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Chicago

Jalil and Kwamaine just want their family to be "Cosby Show happy," but that kind of life doesn't seem to be in the cards- until and enormous dandelion sprouts in from of their South Philly home and wishes start falling from the sky. Seizing the possibility of no longer feeling like the city's leftovers, the brothers begin to dream their way out of the cycle of poverty that has governed their lives, and find themselves on an adventure they never could have imagined.

Presented by Something Marvelous

Thru - Jun 16, 2019

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-935-6875

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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...However, in creating such loose parameters for its themes, Wilder’s play lacks a sense of moral direction and loses the development of its main narrative. The show’s mission is clear: Chatman’s directorial notes offer a powerful critique of Bill Cosby and his hypocrisy, the ways he maligned Blackness throughout his career while promoting a sense of impossible security. While this clarity does occasionally glimmer through, the show ultimately takes on more than it can handle and never really comes to a viable conclusion."
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KT Hawbaker

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