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  Spark at Flat Iron Arts Building


Flat Iron Arts Building
1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

Three sisters living in the U.S. are caught in the mess of a recent war's aftermath. When their soldier sister finally returns home, this family of little economic means must find a way to make do and carry on, while leaning on the strength of their family. Caridad Svich's contemporary American story of faith, love, war, trauma and a bit of healing comes to the stage in the Pentagon Space at Collaboraction Studios in Chicago, courtesy of the female-focused 20% Theatre Company.

Presented by 20% Theatre Company

Thru - Feb 24, 2018

Show Type: Drama

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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

They fight a lot, usually invoking their dead mama. There's some backwoods mysticism and a guy named Hector who insists that he loves prickly Evelyn, though who knows why. Then everybody reconciles: again, who knows why. Denise Yvette Serna's miscast staging adds a whole other layer of stasis and opacity to this 20% Theatre production."
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Tony Adler

Windy City Times - Highly Recommended

"...The concept of women seeking their fortune in the ring or on the battlefield may baffle audiences accustomed to conventional gender roles, but Caridad Svitch is not a playwright to traffic in sexist stereotypes. However remote the experience of the Gilmords may be from our own, Denise Yvette Serna's subtle direction, a cast delivering full-bodied, delicate-subtexted performances, a minimalist stage ambience detailed down to individual birdsongs-indeed, every aspect of this 20% Theatre production-ensures our emotional investment in the realization of their goals."
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Mary Shen Barnidge

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