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Two Days In Court
Two Days In Court

Two Days In Court
City Lit Theater
Thru - May 26, 2019

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Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

"...Director Terry McCabe's 17-member ensemble is much larger than the casts usually seen on City Lit's intimate stage, and the choral work, both spoken and sung, is excellent."
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Albert Williams

Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended

"...Sullivan’s supple score, perfectly warbled thanks to music director Daniel Robinson, is diverting to delirious. Superb satire, Gilbert’s topsy-turvy nonsense shrewdly skewers unqualified but connected magistrates, unctuous soubrettes who play on people’s pity, and a worthless defendant who considers marriage a very movable feast. Nothing could be more fun."
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Lawrence Bommer

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

"...Here is a singular opportunity to experience McCabe’s cracking concept. To see the work of Chamberlain and Day is a treat."
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Aaron Hunt

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

"...The resulting combination is a pleasant, if brief, diversion, which sounds like I’m slighting the shows, but I’m not. If this age of ‘Peak TV’ has taught me anything, it’s that constantly watching things that aim for being a Life Changing Experience is exhausting. The pair of shows, running a combined 90 minutes including an intermission, did exactly what I want my theater-going experiences to do: be entertaining. The cast is brimming with talent and energy, and they made for a delightful evening."
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Kevin Curran Highly Recommended

"...City Lit Theater artistic director Terry McCabe brings us an inspired pairing with Two Days in Court, a double-bill of one act plays with a legal theme - and pieces not often seen."
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Bill Esler

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Recommended

"...Two Days in Court, if nothing else, proves that theatre is are meant to be heard before being judged: because whether a show’s guilty or innocent, well, that’s up to the audience to decide."
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Ian Rigg

Chicago Theater and Arts- Recommended

"...Overall this is recommend because it is good material that deserves to be seen and it is generally well performed. Also I have faith in this cast and expect it will improve with each performance."
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Reno Lovison

Chicago On Stage- Recommended

"...Two Days in Court, City Lit Theater’s final production of the 2018-2019 season, consists of two classic short pieces about trials: “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet and “Trial By Jury,” a very silly operetta from Gilbert and Sullivan. Directed by City Lit Artistic Director Terry McCabe and featuring an exuberant repertory cast, these two rarely-seen works come together in a 90-minute show that may not be revelatory but is certainly entertaining."
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Karen Topham