October 31, 2016

Continuing our support of productions that embrace inclusion for artists and audiences, below are shows that you can buy tickets to this week that we feel are moving our community in the right direction. Let your wallet do the talking. Buy tickets to shows that celebrate inclusion.​ Then write to producers and tell them you want to see more of it. Decision makers are led by numbers and this is one way we can all make a difference.

 The Hypocrites and The Chicago Humanities Festival presents The Stronger, Faster

Adapted by Sean Graney, from Strindberg's The Stronger

Directed by Breon Arzell

In a performance created for Fallfest/16: Speed, Sean Graney, artistic director of premier off-Loop theater company The Hypocrites, has taken a boundary-pushing one-act play by Strindberg, The Stronger, and pushed it even further. Come wine, dine, and experience the unique musical and theatrical style of The Hypocrites and their debut show. You will not have seen anything like it—we promise.

Audience members attending this program must be 21 and up. This program will have a mixture of seating and standing room. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Ensemble includes Anna Dauzvardis, Angela Alise Johnson and Sarai Rodriguez

Untitled Supper Club
111 W Kinzie St | Chicago, IL | 60654

October 31, 8pm

TICKETS $10-20

Reserve your tickets HERE

Writers Theatre presents a reading of Our Few and Evil Days

Written by Mark O'Rowe

Directed by Lavina Jadhwani

Michael and Margaret have been married and living in the same house for the past 30 years, and tonight their daughter Adele is bringing a nice boy home for dinner. However, what should have been a pleasant gathering eventually leads this loving family to finally confront the secrets in their past they’ve long fought to keep covered up.

Seating is limited. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. Reservations will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Please plan to arrive early as there will be no late seating.

The cast will feature Rom Barkhorder*, Ryan Hallahan, Andy Nagraj*, Caroline Neff* and Karen Janes Woditsch* and Vahishta Vafadari

*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers

Writers Theatre

Alexandra C. & John D. Nichols Theatre

325 Tudor Ct, Glencoe, IL

October 31, 7pm

TICKETS Free

Reserve your tickets HERE

Haven Theatre presents The Director's Haven

Domestic Departure 

directed by Carol Ann Tan
Written by Carol Ann Tan
mentored by Chay Yew (Artistic Director, Victory Gardens Theater)

An international college student must decide between returning to his city of birth or moving to the country he has come to love. But when his father unexpectedly passes away, his entire family is forced to confront the consequences of loss and leaving.

Love In A Maze

directed by Zach Weinberg

Adapted by Zach Weinberg and Zoë DePreta, From Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina
mentored by Max Truax (Artistic Director, Red Tape Theatre)

1726, England. A bright and privileged young woman embarks on a sexual odyssey with a sole focus: whenever her beau grows bored of her, she dons another disguise to trick her fugitive lover back into bed. Told through movement, dialogue and song, Love in a Maze asks: when it comes to sex who has the power, and what must be done to obtain it?

Tutus
directed by Alyssa White Tutus 
by Natalie Margolin
mentored by Marti Lyons (director, Gift Theatre Ensemble Member)

The discovery of improv sends teenaged Sophie on a rapid pace journey towards adulthood. With constant offers from others to help develop her relationships, sexuality, and sense of self, Sophie struggles to decipher what choices are really her own.

Performed at The Den Theatre

1333 N Milwaukee Ave

November 9

TICKETS Pay What You Can

Reserve your tickets HERE

Free Street Theatre presents 100 Hauntings

directed and developed by Coya Paz and Bobby Biedrzyck

An elevator operator named Jorge doesn't know he's dead. A passive aggressive ghost defends his territory at the corner of Division and Western. A mysterious pattern of red lined maps chokes the city into decades-long segregation. In 100 Hauntings, created by an intergenerational ensemble of performers, comedians, writers and community organizers, Free Street asks who and what is haunting Chicago.

Fresh off of a campfire style tour in public parks this summer, 100 Hauntings moves inside for a longer, multimedia performance starting October 14th  just in time for Halloween. 

The intergenerational ensemble includes Christine Bowen, Annette Britton, Dan Cobbler, Emmanuel Dunagan, Daisy Franco, Noe Jara, Ysaÿe McKeever, Deanalis Resto, Alex Rodriguez, Elijah Ruiz, Izzy Strazzabosco, and Aimy Tien.

Performed at 1419 W. Blackhawk Ave, 3rd Floor (Pulaski Park Fieldhouse)

Through December 2

TICKET POLICY: Free Street is committed to making sure that all of our shows are economically accessible for audiences. All shows are pay-what-you can. Online, ticket sales start at $7.50*, but we hold walk-up tickets at the door for every performance. You can also call to reserve tickets at 773- 772-7248.

Reserve your tickets HERE

ATC CORE presents The Displaced

Written by Isaac Gomez

Directed by Jo Cattell

Marísa and Lev have just moved into their new Pilsen apartment in hopes of rekindling a spark that's long been extinguished. While looking for the circuit breaker in the attic, a mysterious coconut appears, leftover from the previous tenants with a dark history inside it. Isaac Gomez’s The Displaced explores the wake of pain and yearning left behind when gentrification forces people out of their homes and the kind of vengeance that can come from that displacement. What starts off as a seemingly traditional two-person relationship drama quickly unfolds as a psychological thriller that ultimately culminates with horror theater elements as components of Santeria are introduced in the play.

CORE awards a week of free rehearsal space and an evening showing of the work in progress to each artist. Tickets are free with a suggested 15 dollar donation to help us underwrite the cost of supporting two and a half months of artists in residence at ATC! Your support is vital to keep programming like this available at no cost to artists.

The ensemble includes Karen Rodriguez, Rassel Holt, and Carolyn Hoerdemann

American Theater Company

1909 W Byron

October 31, 7pm

TICKETS Suggested Donation of $15

Reserve your tickets HERE

October 13, 2016

Continuing our support of productions that embrace inclusion for artists and audiences, below are shows that you can buy tickets to this week that we feel are moving our community in the right direction. Let your wallet do the talking. Buy tickets to shows that celebrate inclusion.​ Then write to producers and tell them you want to see more of it. Decision makers are led by numbers and this is one way we can all make a difference.

Jackalope Theatre presents Octagon

Written by Kristiana Rae Colón

Directed by Tara Branham

After Wall Street and Tahrir Square, after ISIS and the NSA, after Ferguson and Eric Garner: here come the poets. In a downtown poetry slam with a place on the team to be won, eight young poets prepare to do battle. But backstage it’s all kicking off with love triangles, families to feed and wounds to rip open. And in the end, is it about winning – or finding the words that need to be said?

Ensemble includes Mykele deville, Sydney Charles, Travis Delgado, Eric Gerard, Ryan Hallahan, Will Kiley, KiKi Layne, Tina Muñoz-Pandya

Performed at Broadway Armory Park, 

5917 N Broadway

Through November 20

TICKETS $5-25

Reserve your tickets HERE

The New Colony presents Merge

Written by Spenser Davis

Directed by Andrew Hobgood

In 1976, Atari was the fastest growing company in the history of the United States, an arcade manufacturer with a workplace fueled by pot smoking, jacuzzi parties and nobody wearing socks. When they have to sell themselves to Warner Bros. to stay afloat, they quickly realize that corporate cash comes with baggage, as they lose a piece of the identity that made them who they were in the first place. And what’s worse… they have to start wearing socks. Merge is the story of a small band of programmers who stand up and fight back against the very company that saved them from bankruptcy, in a battle that threatens to crash an entire industry.

Ensemble includes Will Cavedo, Fin Coe, Jeffrey Owen Freelon Jr., Daria Harper, Wes Needham, Lindsay Pearlman, Victoria Perez, Michael Peters, Kristi Parker Barnhart, Esteban Reyna, Robert Salazar, Abbas Salem, Evan Sesek, Stephanie Shum, Kevin Stangler and David Weiss

Performed at The Den Theatre

1333 N Milwaukee

Through November 13

TICKETS $20

Reserve your tickets HERE

Steppenwolf Theatre presents The Burials

Written by Caitlin Parrish

Directed by Erica Weiss

Sophie is everything an upstanding young millennial should be: engaged, devoted to her family, and a likely valedictorian. But her life is shattered when her brother goes on a high school shooting rampage. Thrust into the national spotlight, Sophie finds herself torn between defying the narrative being woven about her brother in the media, and stopping the father she loves from using the rampage for his own political ends. Inspired by Antigone, The Burials is a modern tale of civic responsibility and the gun epidemic in America

Ensemble includes Aurora Adachi-Winter, Stephanie Andrea Barron, Joel Boyd, Olivia Cygan, Matt Farabee, Coburn Goss, Ty Olwin, Becca Savoy, Kristina Valada-Viars

Performed at Steppenwolf Theatre

1650 N Halsted

Through October 22

TICKETS $20

Reserve your tickets HERE

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