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  Six Corners at Stage 773

Six Corners

Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago

Late one night, two burnt-out violent crimes unit detectives try their damnedest to close the puzzling murder of a CTA employee. What should be a simple open-and-shut case, however, evolves into a horrifying mystery and unearths a legacy of violence stretching back years. Six Corners was awarded a 2017 Edgerton Foundation Play Award.

Thru - Mar 24, 2018



Price: $19 - $49

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-327-5252

Running Time: 1hr, 30mins

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  Six Corners Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...the work here has plenty of emotional weight from Buckley and Barrie, and Griffin is clearly all-in when it comes to Huff's brushstrokes. You won't look away for a moment. The designer, Joe Schermoly, aided by impressive lighting from Alex Ridgers, has created one of those complex vistas of Chicago that you'll likely recognize. It's a picture of a great, cold and beautiful city of struggling humans who are quick to blame and declaim but have yet to solve the most basic requirements of a community, which is not to kill another."
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Chris Jones


Chicago Sun Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...Directed by Gary Griffin, the American Blues Theater production isn't awful, but it is largely forgettable. Given the subject matter (and the stark, real-life numbers behind it), it seems a crime Huff's latest doesn't hit harder."
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Catey Sullivan


Daily Herald - Recommended

"...The acting is substantial, the performances authentic. DeFaria, whose role fits him like a glove, brings a rueful, guilt-tinged resignation to Moroni. Orozco reveals in the battle-tested Perez, an Afghanistan War veteran, a detective with a steel spine and a mind still troubled by past mistakes."
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Barbara Vitello


Time Out Chicago - Recommended

"...The problem with mystery stories is they can feel immensely disposable. Once the real killer is revealed, the audience balls up the tale, tosses it over their shoulder and moves along. Yet Six Corners resists such easy discarding. Parts of what happens onstage here—the ending in particular—will stick with you long after you’ve left the theatre. In true detective antihero fashion, the play gets the job done even if its methods are questionable."
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Alex Huntsberger


Chicago On the Aisle - Recommended

"...Nick Moroni and Bernadette Perez are married (not to each other) mid-career Chicago cops burning late oil at the precinct shop, bantering, shuffling papers, watching the clock, waiting to check out so they can check into a motel together. This little slice of their lives provides the frame for Keith Huff’s “Six Corners,” a pulp-fiction drama at American Blues Theater that modulates from sad to sadder before it ends in the precincts of nobility."
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Lawrence B. Johnson


Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...The cops may be blue, the victims black, but in Six Corners the predominant color is gray. Marinating in moral relativism, this independent installment in Chicago playwright Keith Huff’s “cop trilogy” (also A Steady Rain and The Detective’s Wife) is an inside job in the best way. Huff, who married into a cop family and knows the skeletons in the closet, directly experienced the death at the heart of this one-act. Everything else here rings equally true."
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Lawrence Bommer


Let's Play at ChicagoNow - Highly Recommended

"...If you like a mystery, this is an entertaining roller-coaster ride that will make you question how you would react when a life is in your hands. We highly recommend American Blues Theater SIX CORNERS. "
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Rick and Brenda McCain


Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...This 90 minutes crime story ( which might seem as if you are viewing a “Law and Order” episode, as the “fly-on-the-wall) is an intimate look at two cops, both burnt-out and tired of working violent crimes while their lives go sour, as they catch a puzzling murder of a CTA Employee. The cops Nick Moroni ( Peter DeFaria, who many might recall from Huff’s “A Steady Rain”) and Bernadette Perez ( deftly handled by Monica Orozco ) are working hard to solve a case of the death of BJ Lyles, a CTA Employee, and what truly took place. There are a few intertwining stories in this play. Each of these officers has their own as well. The chemistry between these actors is amazing. They seem like the perfect match to work as a team."
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Alan Bresloff


Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...Keith Huff's third installment of his Chicago Cop Trilogy is staggering and unforgettable. Audiences do not have to experience the first two plays in order to become totally caught up in this riveting drama. Each play is a self-contained story about very different characters, with only the CPD as their point of union. Gary Griffin again demonstrates why he's one of Chicago's finest directors, guiding his actors toward realistic performances that are difficult to erase from memory. Staged on Joe Schermoly's detailed, adaptable scenic design, lit with clarity by Alexander Ridgers, with original music and sound design created by Lindsay Jones and well-chosen, realistic costumes by Janice Pytel, this production will inspire conversations about many important issues. Audiences will find themselves discussing the integrity of our cities' police force, the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, the stature of female employees and the rationale behind diversity hiring. But, most importantly, theatergoers will come to understand how solving real murder mysteries rely heavily upon the sharing of facts and the telling of stories."
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Colin Douglas


Third Coast Review - Recommended

"...Keith Huff's Six Corners, the world premiere now at American Blues Theater, is quintessentially Chicago. It's the story of a pair of shady cops, not always on the up and up, sometimes willing to falsify a report for good or bad reasons. And its script includes many references to Chicago history and locations."
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Nancy Bishop


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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.


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