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  Private Peaceful at The Greenhouse Theater Center

Private Peaceful

The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago

Private Peaceful is a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War One. The story charts the life of a young soldier, Thomas 'Tommo' Peaceful, a Private played by O'Regan, who faces the firing squad for cowardice. As Tommo sits in his cell waiting for sunrise, he thinks back to some of his fondest memories and reflects on the events that made him the person he is today. Tommo recounts the fact that he and his elder brother Charlie do everything together- such as reminiscing on memories from their schooldays, sleeping and eating, and facing personal problems - they even fell in love with the same girl. But now they have to face the many facets of war together.

Thru - Nov 11, 2018

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



Price: $40-$45

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-404-7336

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Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...I found “Private Peaceful” an inestimably moving show, a consequence of the quality of the acting and of its emblematic quality: to their great credit, Reade and O’Regan somehow make you see all the real Private Peacefuls, shot at dawn for no good reason at all."
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Chris Jones


Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...It’s a small-scale marvel, a feat to treasure: In only 80 minutes director/adaptor Simon Reade and performer Shane O’Regan do total justice to Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo’s 2003 anti-war novel for older children. Not to be missed at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center, it’s an enthralling achievement, this solo reenactment of childhood, peace, coming of age, unrequited love, 24 seminal characters, war, and even death, consummately illustrated by Anshuman Bhatia with trenchant sound design by Jason Barnes. (A feature film was released in 2012.)"
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Lawrence Bommer



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