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Victory Gardens Theater

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Address: 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3717
Phone Number: 773.871.3000

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We saw a play by VGT, held at the Music Box. It was about black women in LA trying to get bought as mistresses to rich white guys. Really well done. Can't wait to see what they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 23, 2016
arlington heights, IL
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arlington heights, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We saw a play by VGT, held at the Music Box. It was about black women in LA trying to get bought as mistresses to rich white guys. Really well done. Can't wait to see what they do next!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Victory gardens has some great programs for teens,kids or adaults my daughter did a play writing class with robert cornilies for 3 years great learning opportunity and wonderful staff and fond memories

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

We saw the play "Cocked" while in town over the weekend visiting our son and daughter in law. It was a 3 actor play with no intermission. All three actors made their respective portrayals very realistic. The theater itself was very nice and well preserved. The seating was excellent views from probably any seat in the entire theater. Drinks and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This theater is an easy El ride from the loop. Take any northbound train (Red, Brown, Purple) and get off at Fullerton then an easy block and a half to the theater. Much more community scale plays than the Steppenwolf. But still very professionally produced with very competent actors. Currently a world premier play 'Cocked' is playing - great that... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

When I visit Chicago, I make it a point to attend a play at Victory Gardens Theater, housed in the historic Biograph Theatre near Lincoln Park. The company specializes in new plays, especially those that have social relevance. In the past I have enjoyed and been stimulated by the company's productions of Luis Alfaro's "Oedipus el rey" and Kristoffer Diaz's... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2014

Victory Gardens is certainly on a much smaller scale than the Steppenwolf, Chicago's more well-known local theater, but the quality is excellent. Both the material and the actors are top notch, presented in a small theater with no bad seats. We've seen a few plays created by local writers head off to New York. We're season tickets holders and always... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2014

The performance of The Testament of Mary was awesome. Linda Reiter in the role of Mary, and the only actor in the play, was wonderful in portraying Mary as a mother in all her conflicting emotions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater, formerly the Biograph Theater, will forever be known as one of Chicago's oldest motion picture houses (built in 1914) and the site where notorious gangster John Dillinger was shot and killed by FBI agents on July 22, 1934. Since 1974-75, however, it has been home to some of the most entertaining live theatrical productions in the country.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Chicago Cabaret Society does a tremendous show called Musical Mondays which showcases Chicago talent as well as young folks just getting started. The show we saw was fantastic, featuring 60's music and renditions of songs by folks like Dylan, Janis, Sedaka and A bring down the house singing of "how can people be so heartless"from Hair sung by a... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was my first visit to the Greenhouse Theater in Lincoln Park. Purchased half-priced tickets through "Goldstar" for "Hank Williams:Lost Highway". Every one of those actors/musicians deserves a filled room every evening. Tremendous talent. Small venue with good seating. Are you ready for something unheard of? Free parking at 2316 N. Lincoln Ave.! If you have time before the show,... More 

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Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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