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This show closed on August 19, 2018

About Scenes for a Green World

This world premiere drama examines the friendship of two remarkable women, one an ex-prisoner of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp, and the other, a Holocaust survivor. A supportive and transformative relationship between these best friends is tested when family and health issues change the routine. Scenes For A Green World explores the potential for redemption when reconnecting to one’s early years can be both a curse and a blessing. What can be nurtured to blossom out of the dark ground of the past to sustain the future for oneself and others?

The botanist, Dina Novak, and the artist, Hiroko Takahashi, both retired public school teachers in Chicago, meet at the Lincoln Park Conservatory to discuss everything under the sun, and usually not the wartime of their childhoods. That is, until Dina’s granddaughter Sadie moves to Chicago to teach and can’t seem to get on the same page as Hiroko’s American-educated, but Osaka-born, furniture designer nephew, Osamu. In this heartwarming drama, the younger generation still have a thing or two to learn about love from their elders.

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Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

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