Top Chicago Theater Picks For March 27, 2008: ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’ ‘Bronte’

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GoldstarThis week, we feature the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Driving Miss Daisy,” the quirky comic adventure “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at the Steppenwolf, the Victorian literary drama “Bronte” at the Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater, Neil LaBute’s acclaimed “In a Dark Dark House” at the Profiles Theatre and the first full-length Tennessee Williams play “Candles to the Sun” also at Victory Gardens.

For each of the Chicago productions we feature below, Goldstar requires you to create a free account, which takes but a minute. You’ll then have access to all the free and half-price tickets to top-quality productions that your heart desires. Here are this week’s selections and deals!

Driving Miss Daisy Title: “Driving Miss Daisy”
Venue: Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oakbrook, Ill.
Dates: April 2, 3 and 9, 2008
Full Price: $16-$26        Partner Price: $8-$13!
Description: First Folio presents Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Driving Miss Daisy”. This story details the relationship between an elderly Jewish matron and her African-American chauffeur over the span of several decades. Uhry has created two outsiders who come to a mutual respect based on their independence, strength and integrity.
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Dead Man's Cell Phone Title: “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”
Venue: Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
Dates: March 27 to June 1, 2008
Full Price: $40-$68        Partner Price: $20-$34!
Description: Jean is sleepwalking through her life until she answers a dead man’s cell phone. It turns out to be a wake-up call that sends her on a date with the dead man’s brother, a drinking binge with his wife and a mysterious rendezvous with his mistress as Jean rediscovers herself.

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Bronte Title: “Bronte”
Venue: Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater
Dates: March 28 to May 2, 2008
Full Price: $40        Partner Price: $20!
Description: This inventive drama examines the lives of three of the most studied and discussed writers of all time. Spurred by their brother’s tumultuous personal life, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte write from their remote home on the Yorkshire moors. The real and the imagined collide as the characters the sisters have created come to life.

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In a Dark Dark House Title: “In a Dark Dark House”
Venue: Profiles Theatre
Dates: March 28 to May 11, 2008
Full Price: $15-$30        Partner Price: $7.50-$15!
Description: On the grounds of a private psychiatric facility, two brothers find themselves brought face to face with each other’s involvement in their traumatic past. In Neil LaBute’s powerful new play, these siblings must struggle to come to grips with their troubled legacy both inside and outside their dark family home.

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Candles to the Sun Title: “Candles to the Sun”
Venue: Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater
Dates: March 27 to April 25, 2008
Full Price: $25        Partner Price: $12.50!
Description: Eclipse Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of the first full-length Tennessee Williams play “Candles to the Sun”. Set during the Great Depression in Alabama’s coal-mining region, the play paints a portrait of the bleak lives of the miners’ families and their attempts to unionize.
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