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The Baltimore Waltz

The Frontier
1106 W Thorndale Chicago

When she is diagnosed with a fatal illness, Anna decides to accompany her brother Carl on a whirlwind tour of Europe. Not everything is as it seems as spies in trench coats, crazy doctors, and an ever-present stuffed rabbit begin to intrude into the narrative. Will Anna and Carl's adventure be Anna's salvation, or end in tragedy?

Presented by Brown Paper Box Co.

Thru - Feb 19, 2017

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:30pm

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

  The Baltimore Waltz Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Brown Paper Box's production of longtime Brown University professor Paula Vogel's 1992 script-sporting dialogue that sounds like a spoof of guidebooks-is tightly wound with tension that's inevitably bound to release in explosive fashion."
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Max Maller

NewCity Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...Itís easy to appreciate the sentiment that went into the production. But choosing a great play means you have to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with it. Here, they needed more time to grow."
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Jay Van Ort

Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...Paula Vogelís unorthodox fantasy is her unconventional response to the death of her brother. It mirrors the early myths of the AIDS epidemic, but it does so behind a mask of comedy and fantasy. Audiences of a certain age may recognize this, but younger theatergoers, who are less familiar with a plague that devastated the gay population during the 80ís and 90ís, might see this 90-minute play as simply a bizarre comedy. They may, however, wonder about the strange ending involving a puzzling death of the wrong character. The reason for producing this play is similar for the resurrection of any period piece. Itís a heartfelt, humorous and beautifully written drama by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright that dances into our memory and remains until the last waltz."
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Colin Douglas

   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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