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  The American Revolution at The Greenhouse Theater Center

The American Revolution

The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago

In this 50-minute play, seven actors, all performing two feet off the ground, share 21 square feet of space to recreate the entire American fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown. Using only the actors' bodies, voices, and (pantomimed) cannons, the show evokes an epic time-period in American history.

Presented by Theater Unspeakable

Thru - Nov 11, 2018

Wednesdays: 10:00am & 12:30pm
Thursdays: 10:00am & 12:30pm
Saturdays: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sundays: 11:00am

Price: $30

Show Type: Performance Art

Box Office: 773-404-7336

Running Time: 50 mins

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Chicago Tribune - Somewhat Recommended

"...There are enough nuggets of historical fact presented here to encourage the curious to read further. But overall, the show doesn't cohere around a central vision. Is it the story of Washington's redemption from his early mistakes to "Father of His Country" rectitude? Is it a portrait of rowdy colonials sticking it to the royals and aristocrats of old Europe? All of that is hinted at, but Theater Unspeakable's approach obscures as often as it illuminates and makes the story of the American Revolution feel smaller than it should be."
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Kerry Reid

Third Coast Review - Recommended

"...The American Revolution combined with physical theater-style storytelling is riveting. It will appeal widely for its rigorous and humor-filled peek at our past to history buffs, school children and families but also has appeal to all Americans who will recognize great highlights of the revolutionary period (the fording of the Delaware River, the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Boston Tea Party, to name a few)."
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Kim Campbell

Chicago Theater and Arts - Recommended

"...It is clear that this fun production has its roots firmly grounded in improvisation, but has been trimmed and carefully honed to display only the best fruits of their labor."
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Reno Lovison

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