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The Library

The Den Theatre
1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Chicago

The Library tells the story of Caitlin Gabriel, who survives a deadly shooting at her high school. She struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities, and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. The Library is a bold and chilling play that asks us to examine our relationship to the truth, and the lies that claim to heal us.

Presented by Level 11 Theatre

Thru - Feb 4, 2017

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-697-3830

  The Library Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Burns's script unfolds a Job-level tragedy all the more chilling for its increased plausibility in these times. The cast in this inaugural Level 11 Theatre production, directed by Logan Hulick, often swings broad, but there are some astutely captured moments here."
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Dan Jakes

NewCity Chicago - Not Recommended

"...What does this play want? Why is it here? The conversation on gun violence in this country doesn't need a demand for mourning. Mourning is supported. At the worst, "The Library" feels like a wasted ninety minutes. At best, it's a middling show about the emotional tolls of media and an inability to lead a private life in the twenty-first century."
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Jay Van Ort

PlaylistHQ - Highly Recommended

"...The actors do a fantastic job emotionally portraying the community trying to come to terms with what happened and move on. In this story, the focus is on blaming the person who told of the location where the students were hiding more than they focus on blaming the shooter. An especially intense scene takes place at the police station where Caitlin is interrogated by an officer who believes she is lying."
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Quinn Delaney

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