Victory Gardens’ “The House That Will Not Stand” has Compelling Story and All Female Cast

*** Recommended *** “The House That Will Not Stand” is a history play about free women of color in 1813 New Orleans.  I really expected to be blown away by the play because of the compelling story, the level of talent on stage and the all-female cast.  Instead of loving it, I ended up disappointed because I couldn’t hear/understand a lot of the dialogue.  I give “The House That Will Not Stand” 3 Spotlights.

“The House That Will Not Stand” runs through July 10th at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.  Running time is 2 hours, 15 minutes, with an intermission.  Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sundays at 3:00 pm.   Tickets range from $15-$60.  Valet parking is available.  FYI (773) 871-3000 or

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