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Added Apr 02 2012

I would like to share with the community some good theater in the neighborhood. This afternoon, I caught a producion of a later play of the dramatist Arthur Miller "The Price", just opened at Raven Theater on Clark St., a few blocks south of Devon Av. I think it's a brilliant production. For community residents who enjoy live theater, I recommend this show heartily. The acting is first-rate, and the stage set is a wonder of prop collection and set design technology. I feel very blessed to live so close to such high quality community theater.

  • maryd Born, raised and remain in East Rogers Park

    I echo all of Marianne's recommendations on the production!

  • jo p. lake lover

    Haven't seen "The Price" yet but I plan to using my flexpass. We are indeed fortunate in RP to have the Raven closeby plus the exceptional Lifeline Theater & Theo Ubique. Lucky!

  • Marianne Passionate

    I do indeed feel fortunate. There is also "City Lit Theater" in a church on Bryn Mawr and Winthrop. I saw something there last Sunday: "We Have Always Lived in a Castle", adapted from the eerie Shirley Jackson novel. A friend of mine who lives in the outlying suburbs came up to see it w/ me. She's a big Shirley Jackson fan. She was totally blown away by how good it was. It really was too. $25 a ticket. She was telling me she thinks I'm so lucky to have such quality theater close to me and at such affordable cost.

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    I saw "Death of a Salesman" at Raven, and it was a great production. Really fine.
    Raven's been around for years, they obviously know what they're doing over there! Nothing 'amateur' at all about their productions.
    I should also mention that the theater facility itself is very comfortable with good seating and, in the summer, air conditioning; I would encourage anyone to go.

  • Marianne Passionate

    Yeah it is a nice facility. Very comfortable, good seating, intimate theater. Nice selection of hot and cold drinks, but snacks are overpriced. Staff is courteous and helpful. High production values.

  • Ann on Glenwood 15 yr. condo owner

    They also did an excellent job on "Twelve Angry Men" a couple of years ago - gripping all the way to the last word. Their focus on classic American playwrites is noteworthy. Good place.
    Ann

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