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  Why Do You Always Wear Black? at The Greenhouse Theater Center

Why Do You Always Wear Black?

The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago

This is an original work featuring the women of Anton Chekhovís plays who confront the joy, despair, and absurdity of being a woman in 19th century Russia as well as contemporary America. This innovative, theatrical work weaves together Chekhovís world and our own modern backwardness, with a healthy dose of radical feminism and sock puppets.

Presented by Organic Theater Company

Thru - Apr 8, 2018

Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-404-7336

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  Why Do You Always Wear Black? Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Not Recommended

"...No question-including that of the title-is answered. What we're left with is a bunch of unrelated skits and a lot of wasted crackers. Anna Gelman directed, and the ensemble devised the piece."
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Dmitry Samarov

Let's Play at ChicagoNow - Not Recommended

"...This title where we could have learned some much about the plight of these women got lost in translation. Chekhov has influenced the work many of playwrights and directors, and although Anna Gelman is a good director, she seems to have missed the meaning of his great humanistic sensitivity."
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Rick and Brenda McCain

Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...The overall effect of the performance piece is first-rate. Itís a striking, grand homage to Anton Chekovís plays, while specifically a distillation of the many moods, desires and disappointments of his female characters. Chopping down cherry trees, celebrating their name days and longing to go to Moscow, this quartet of women argue, pine, eat, make messes and clean up the crumbs from an entertaining evening that focuses on Chekovís women, both of yesterday and today."
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Colin Douglas

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