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Victory Gardens Theater Presents Seven New Plays: From the Playwrights Ensemble

Victory Gardens Theater Presents Seven New Plays: From the Playwrights Ensemble

Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810123465

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In 2001, Victory Gardens Theater received the Tony Award for Regional Theatre and was hailed by the "Wall Street Journal" as "one of the country's most important playwrights' theaters." This recognition helped the theater take its rightful place alongside Chicago's world-class local theaters. Nearly 250 plays have been produced at Victory Gardens since it was founded in 1974. More than half of these plays have been world premieres, many of which have gone on to national success. This theater's commitment to producing primarily new plays, most by Chicago authors, makes it a unique and exciting institution.
This collection features seven plays by talented authors from the twelve-member Playwrights Ensemble at Victory Gardens. Their works tackle a wide range of topics from a colorful and imaginative retelling of the Medea legend set in the Carribbean to the desperation and regret that can fill a high-school reunion, from a feisty stroke-survivor claiming her independence to a historical drama about the first free man of color to attend Ohio University. Whether focusing on the drama between the four walls of a home or testing the broader realms of culture, history, and politics, the Victory Gardens Theater has always encouraged diverse perspectives and supported original work. "Victory Gardens Theater Presents" showcases some of the best examples of the distinctive talent that continues to find a home there.
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