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The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

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

The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family. Here we find Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie, their teenage daughter. A series of short stories unfolds, including the fight between a husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora's rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. There is dark at the top of everyone's stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance and compassion.

     RUN: Nov 15 - Dec 16, 2018

Dates & Times

Choose a DateJune 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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