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  The Shadow Box at Raven Theatre

The Shadow Box

Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark St Chicago

Three terminal patients and their loved ones grapple with the inevitable and find hope particularly hard to shake. They wrestle with both the various stages of grief and their unfinished business. The play is set in three cottages on the grounds of a large West Coast hospital in the mid 1970s.

Presented by The rebekah theatre project

Thru - Dec 23, 2012

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:30pm

Price: $25

Stage: West Stage

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-338-2177

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  The Shadow Box Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Directing for the Rebekah Theatre Project, Toma Tavares Langston indulges in a little gratuitous singing, but he wisely leaves most of the work to the snappy, lyrical script and the charismatic leads. As the patients cede the stage to their caregivers, the show offers a few heartrending glimpses into how we might face passing on and what our loved ones will be left with when we do."
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Asher Klein

Chicago Stage Standard - Somewhat Recommended

"...The Shadow Box is an astute and difficult script that chops three storylines into episodes. Fortunately, The Rebekah Theatre Project utilized their strong passion and promising artistry to a satisfying end. While the production works overall, the unevenness of successfully following the emotional progression of each storyline hinders the impact. Unsurprisingly, Patricia and Paul Tinsley most effectively achieve their final climactic episode with unabashed tenderness and fearless humanity. However, the production's greatest strength is its focus on hope. The use of The Beatles' "Let It Be" during the intermission and curtain call reflects the acceptance and optimism which the ensemble found in Cristofer's play. By employing their present passion and developing their artistic ensemble, The Rebekah Theatre Project could be a lovely new addition to the Chicago storefront scene and a welcome ally to the fight against cancer."

Nelson Rodriguez

Chicago Theater Beat - Recommended

"... As an inaugural outing, rtp has chosen an ambitious work both in scope and tone, and is largely rewarded for the effort. Though it may be difficult to tear oneself away from the brightly colored lights that glitter oh-so-enticingly from more festive productions, The Shadow Box is an ultimately rewarding journey with humor and heartache that may make you hug your loved ones a little more tightly than usual this holiday season."

Clint May

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