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Sat, Nov 09


The Barrington Theater


A weird, wonderful thriller filled with suspense, pathos and packing an emotional wallop.

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Nov 09, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Barrington Theater, 540 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010, USA

About the event

Two grown orphan brothers live in an old dilapidated row house in North Philadelphia - deserted in childhood by an unfaithful father and by the death of their mother. Phillip, sensitive, reclusive, never venturing out of his North Philly home, trapped in a world of Starkist tuna sandwiches and jars of Hellman’s mayonnaise. Treat, the older brother, a violent pickpocket and thief, unprepared to be Phillip’s protector, suffers from a severe fear of abandonment, mistrust and isolation.

Together they live in a world of illiteracy, innocence, violence, loneliness, and the need of a human touch.

And then one night, Treat kidnaps a mysteriously wealthy businessman who turns the table on the two brothers and in a strange, hilarious, frightening and moving way puts himself into the role of teacher, healer and surrogate parent. The Chicago gangster, an orphan himself, becomes their long lost father figure.

Wickedly funny one minute and powerfully emotional the next, Orphans' bracing energy, dark humor and tender spirit will keep audiences transfixed. 


  • General Admission

    Seating is general admission.

    +$0.88 service fee



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