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Natural Affection

2936 N. Southport Ave. , Chicago, IL, 60657 | directions
773-935-6875
by William Inge
directed by Rachel Lambert

As she awaits the impending Christmas visit of her teenage son Donnie, Sue Barker is torn between the love she feels as a mother and the fear that his presence will disrupt the life that she has built in his absence. Having been deserted by the boy's father before his birth, Sue was forced to support herself, leaving Donnie to a childhood of orphan homes and ultimately a term at the penal farm. Working her way up to a position of head lingerie buyer for a Chicago department store, Sue has acquired a small but fashionable apartment and a lover, Bernie Slovenk. When Donnie announces that he will not have to go back to the farm if she will give him a home, the crisis is broached. The inescapable showdown comes on Christmas Eve when the couple from next door joins the others for a party.

     RUN: Apr 12 - May 20, 2018

Dates & Times

Choose a DateAugust 2018

Theatre Info

PARKING
There is a small parking lot behind the theatre, which we share with St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Enter this parking lot on Oakdale St. There is a second parking lot on the corner of Southport Ave. and Oakdale St. Enter this parking lot on Southport Ave. Note: The St. Alphonsus lots are no longer free, they now have a "Pay and Display" system in place. If both parking lots are full, there are two City of Chicago parking lots within a few blocks of the theatre. 1. Ashland and Barry Aves.--go 2 blocks WEST to Ashland Ave. and 1 block NORTH to Barry Ave. 2. Belmont and Greenview Aves.--go 1 block WEST to Greenview Ave. and 2 blocks NORTH to Belmont Ave.

GROUP DISCOUNTS
Yes - groups of 10 or more receive discounts. Call 773-325-9655 for group reservations.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Yes (an elevator is in the building) Contact the box office at 773-404-7336 for arranged seating

PAYMENT METHODS
Cash or Credit Card. Purchase online at our website, http://www.eclipsetheatre.com

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