'The Chicago Landmark Project' ★★★

The Chicago Landmark Project begins with a turn-of-the-20th-century Chicagoan sitting with his wife in a little rowboat on Lake Michigan,  plotting a revolutionary change in thinking. He is Edward P. Brennan, the man who persuaded Chicago City Council to adopt a unified street-numbering system. Brennan not only saved us endless confusion, but made possible Theatre Seven's terrific summer project: a suite of a dozen short Chicago plays all set around different street corners of the city -- such as "63rd & Garfield" and ¿Devon & Kedzie.¿ These delightful little shows, full of fresh talent, come together as a portrait of the diversity of this city. Brett Neveu¿s little comedy is set in a vintage record store on Lincoln Avenue. Robert Koon¿s ¿Navy Pier," about a father and a daughter, brought me to tears. -CHRIS JONES <br><br><b> Through July 10 (Programs A and B rotate) at Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.; $15-$30 at 773-404-7336 or theatreseven.org</b><br><br>Read the <a href=http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/the_theater_loop/2011/06/the-chicago-landmark-project-points-on-citys-grid-connect-in-striking-plays.html>full review</a>

The Chicago Landmark Project begins with a turn-of-the-20th-century Chicagoan sitting with his wife in a little rowboat on Lake Michigan, plotting a revolutionary change in thinking. He is Edward P. Brennan, the man who persuaded Chicago City Council to adopt a unified street-numbering system. Brennan not only saved us endless confusion, but made possible Theatre Seven's terrific summer project: a suite of a dozen short Chicago plays all set around different street corners of the city -- such as "63rd & Garfield" and ¿Devon & Kedzie.¿ These delightful little shows, full of fresh talent, come together as a portrait of the diversity of this city. Brett Neveu¿s little comedy is set in a vintage record store on Lincoln Avenue. Robert Koon¿s ¿Navy Pier," about a father and a daughter, brought me to tears. -CHRIS JONES

Through July 10 (Programs A and B rotate) at Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.; $15-$30 at 773-404-7336 or theatreseven.org

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