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  The Hiding Place at Provision Theater Company

The Hiding Place

Provision Theater Company
1001 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago

The inspiring true story of Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom. With the WWII Nazi invasion of Holland, the ten Boom family joins the underground resistance to help save Jewish families. But when they are arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps themselves, they're left with nothing to cling to but their faith.

Thru - May 23, 2010

Price: $22-$28

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 866-811-4111

  The Hiding Place Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...In Tim Gregory's play based on her autobiography, Ten Bloom faces interrogation from Rahms, a German officer terrified that his wife and child in Bremen will be killed by Allied air raids. Rahms holds Ten Boom's actions beneath contempt, yet desperately needs some of her faith, while Ten Boom sees Rahms as the ultimate test of her ability to love and forgive even her enemies. Theirs is an electrifying ten-minute encounter."
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Justin Hayford

Time Out Chicago - Recommended

"... The small moments of rebellion have more dramatic force than the Ten Boom family’s fuzzily portrayed slide into resistance. Soon after Corrie’s arrest, she and other female prisoners pass information telephone-game-style, scraps of messages moving voice to voice through the prison halls. Gregory offers a speedy, sweeping portrait of Ten Boom’s contribution, but the play stands blessedly still in such moments, revealing a human indomitability that’s worth celebrating."
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Melissa Albert

ChicagoCritic - Recommended

"...The Hiding Place is a work-in-progress that need judicious cuts and a quicker pace (with a shorter intermission). The early prison scenes and the concentration camp scenes could be condensed without losing the effects of the horror suffered. The essence of a major theatrical work is present here. This different take on the Holocaust is well worth witnessing."
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Tom Williams

Chicago Stage Standard - Recommended

"...This is a true story, one that offers the theater audience a chance to learn how ordinary people became extraordinary people during a time in history that we can never forget. While this is a Christian look at this era, it is still a powerful look at how one can use their faith to propel them forward, even during times of pain and suffering. In this story, our heroine becomes a stronger person and even more religious despite what is taking place."

Al Bresloff

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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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