Ran February 08, 2010 - March 13, 2010

11:11 tells the story of the first day at Camp Methuselah Pines and the team of young Christian camp counselors who unknowingly drug themselves. As the evening unravels, secrets are shared, temptations explored, and a group of friends realize they don’t have the same understanding of the same God. Inspired by the experiences of the playwrights and ensemble, ‘11:11’ asks an age-old question of a new generation: why are we willing to fight for something we cannot see or define?

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

2433 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60614
(773) 871-3000

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater is located in the heart of Chicago’s north side Lincoln Park neighborhood, at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Via Public Transportation: we are convenient to the Lincoln (11) or Fullerton (74) CTA bus lines, or the Fullerton Red/Brown/Purple El stop.
Via Car: Take the Fullerton Avenue exits off of I94 or Lake Shore Drive.

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Timeout Chicago
4 out of 5 stars! [T]he cast, playing it in eight different shades of earnest, beautifully portrays the questing, hormonal curiosity of young adulthood, leavened with buoyant comic timing.
NewCity Chicago
[H]igh spirited, genuinely funny comedy...when it comes to the all-over camp vibe, playwrights Evan Linder and Tara Sissom (working with director Meg Johns and an excellent cast) have it nailed. The New Colony might be the most promising young company to come along in a long time. In just a year-and-a-half, they have produced four shows (four-and-a-half, if you count their Sketchbook entry) each an original work penned by ensemble members, and not a single misfire in sight. I can't think of any other company with that kind of track record.
Chicago Reader
The notion of Christians on dope could've triggered the most heavy-handed, maybe even vengeful caricature. But co-authors Evan Linder and Tara Sissom don't pull that particular trigger. As a consequence, they've created something subtle, human, and humane. Think of it as the play Jesus would've written if he got high.
Chicago Stage Review
3.5 out of 4 stars! [D]eceptively intelligent...fascinating and funny.
Windy City Times
Critic's Pick!
Chicago Tribune
You find yourself caught up in the dilemmas of these college kids, even if you feel like you've seen them before. And Sissom and Linder know how to keep things honest (mostly, anyway) and funny...New Colony is on to something.
The young cast has built a remarkable rapport, owning the text as though they were improvising the material, and their genuineness keeps any comment on their characters and their beliefs at bay.
Talkin' Broadway
Meg Johns' direction is fast paced and energetic...She keeps the laughs coming.