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  Fraternal Instinct at Athenaeum Theatre

Fraternal Instinct

Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Chicago

Joel Travis, an up and coming stage actor, is rendered paralyzed from the waist down in a tragic car accident at the hands of his own brother, Carter. Plagued by guilt, Carter resolves to revive his brotherís career by writing a play that features a character who's wheelchair-bound. As the psychological complexities of guilt, resentment and envy unfold in this riveting drama, Carter soon learns that the path to forgiveness is a rocky one.

Listen to "Talk Theatre In Chicago" for an interview with playwright Tony Fiorentino as he talks about his show "Fraternal Instinct" Stream or Download MP3

Presented by Diamante Productions

Thru - May 6, 2007

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



Price: $15-$18

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-935-6875

Running Time: 1hr 30mins; no intermission

www.diamanteproductions.com


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  Fraternal Instinct Reviews
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  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Brandy Austin's staging nets a few laughs, but the relationships don't work the way Fiorentino intends: he aims for clever but hits clunky. An unearned hopeful ending further frustrates."

Jenn Goddu


Windy City Times - Recommended

"... Fiorentinoís knack for creating engaging, if one-dimensional, characters conversing in fluent vernacular is noteworthy. And making his protagonist a crip, albeit a clueless one, reflects a certain daring."
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Mary Shen Barnidge


EpochTimes - Recommended

"... Directed by Brandy Wilson in this intimate theater on a set designed by Courtney O'Neill, solid lighting by Matthew Arata, this show works. The four actors in this show , each handle their roles as written."

Al Bresloff


Time Out Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...Diamante has some good things going for it here: Austin stages the action well in Courtney OíNeillís convincingly cramped apartment set, and Vint, Cummings and Mencotti (as Joelís acerbic therapist) are all appealing. Pond should be proud of his physical work, convincingly playing paraplegic, and heís doing what he can emotionally with a tough row to hoe."
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Kris Vire


ChicagoCritic - Recommended

"...With excellent turns for all, especially Andrew Pond and Rawson Vint, this poignant drama is insightful and moving. Nice work form the talented new voiceóTony Fiorentino. Catch this riveting play."
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Tom Williams



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