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“Columbinus was great” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of American Theater Company

American Theater Company
Ranked #232 of 631 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: American Theater Company is an ensemble of artists committed to producing new and classic American stories that ask the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" We provide a truly intimate home for the community to experience meaningful stories. We foster a nurturing environment for artists to take risks and create essential work. ATC produces Chicago's most innovative work by nationally renowned, Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwrights within an intimate 100-seat space that is truly Chicago's public theater, a home for diverse audiences. Our education program reaches 800 students of Chicago's most under-served schools.
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“Columbinus was great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

This theater is so intimate..Only about 50 seats at most..We saw Columbinus here and it was one of the best performances we have ever seen..The actors were perfect for this tragic story..The sound effects were powerful..Got half price tix for a Saturday in the Irving Park area near Trader Joes..Great food at Namo's across the street..A very nice stop on the path of life...

Visited March 2013
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chicago, illinois
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“Never a Dull Moment at ATC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

I've been a committed patron to American Theater Company for over 15 years - watching it grow, shift, change, rebuild, invigorate and producing powerful American plays every single time. Gritty, important, fun, shocking, brilliant, in-your-face, thought provoking theater ... how could you NOT want to have this up close an personal in this intimate space. what's NOT so hot? Due to space limitations, the washrooms have always been lacking. A deterent? Not at all.

Visited February 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Columbinus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very powerful, very moving account of the Columbine massacre, Incredibly well written staged and acted. It might not be a pleasant experience but it a theater experience very much worth having.

Visited February 2013
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Wappingers Falls, New York
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“Cleverly done!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Saw It's A Wonderful Life:The Radio Play. The actors and actresses played many parts. Loved the sound effects. You can fill out an audience "shout out" card and throughout the play these are read aloud.Lots of fun in an intimate setting.

Visited November 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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“Fantastic Evening !!! "Blown Away"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We were in Chicago on business. Our evening became free when a previous meeting was cancelled. Within 45 minutes of showtime, we decided to take in a play in the city. We looked quickly at the list of plays in town and was intrigued by the unusual title. We got to the venue and purchased last minute tickets to a near sold out theater. The music was very good. The set was terrific, The cast was the best ever. Lola and Charlie were amazing. The girl friends were excellent, the factory worker who boxed Lola was a great actor. Lola's dance team was fabulous and the magic trick still has me scratching my head. The story line was heart-warming and caused self assessment.

As we reflected on the evening, we think "KInky Boots" is in the same category as "Wicked" and "Jersey Boys".... Wow, what a wonderful evening... we were "Blown Away"...

Visited October 2012
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