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Third Avenue Playhouse: 'Menagerie' gets to the heart of the matter

4:08 PM, Jun. 25, 2013
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"I have tricks in my pocket - I have things up my sleeve - but I am the opposite of the stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion."

A small audience first heard these opening lines spoken on the stage of the Civic Theatre on the day after Christmas 1944 during a Chicago snowstorm that saw the city's streets and sidewalks covered with ice. The playwright's mother later recalled that a gale blowing off Lake Michigan literally hurled her through the theater door. Perhaps the light attendance was due not only to the ...

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