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  The Doctor's Dilemma at Ruth Page Center For Arts

The Doctor's Dilemma

Ruth Page Center For Arts
1016 N. Dearborn Pkwy Chicago

A doctor's Hippocratic Oath is forgotten when access to medical care is determined by arrogance and passion.

Thru - Apr 15, 2019

Mondays: 7:00pm
Saturdays: 12:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm

Price: $20-$40

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 312-587-7390

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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...The 1906 play concerns an eminent London physician, Sir Colenso Ridgeon, who finds himself in a perplexing position. He has developed a groundbreaking new treatment for tuberculosis (an incurable disease in Shaw's time), but his busy boutique medical practice has room for only one new patient. Faced with two terminal cases, he must decide which impoverished patient is more worth saving: a mediocre but good-hearted fellow doctor or a brilliant young artist who's also an amoral scoundrelóand whose wife Ridgeon is infatuated with. This prickly premise gives Shaw ample opportunity to explore an array of ethical, scientific, and emotional complexities in one of his most intriguing, caustic, and literate scripts."
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Albert Williams

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...As with all ShawChicago productions, Gary Alexander adds his expertise to a production that celebrates the music of the spoken word. Heís assembled and directed a gifted cast of actors, all of whom understand the beauty and power they wield in a concert reading. In only his first appearance with this company, Timothy W. Hull holds the audience in the palm of his hand, as Ridgeon. He creates an character whose every moment is steeped in honesty. Eloquent, erudite and emotionally-driven, Mr. Hullís performance is everything the playwright mightíve imagined when writing this play."
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Colin Douglas

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