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Not Just Another Manic Monday

We are thrilled that even past the weekend, you can still support amazing artists creating safe and diverse spaces in our theater scene. Here are things to see TONIGHT.

The Gift Theatre presents Swallowing Frogs, a staged reading

Written by Samantha Bailey

Directed by Chika Ike

The Gift Theatre Company

4802 N Milwaukee Avenue


A young couple gets trapped in their Logan Square apartment during a bad storm. When an unexpected guest shows up, their relationship is jeopardized as they try to make it through the next 24 hours. Swallowing Frogs explores what love and vulnerability look like through the eyes of some imperfect individuals.

The cast includes McKenzie Chinn, Julian Parker, Dana Black and Vahishta Vafadari

Ticket Price: FREE

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Firebrand Theatre presents Juke Joint

Conceived and Directed by Lili-Anne Brown,

Music Directed by Jimmy Morehead

1329 N Milwaukee Avenue

Bringing all the grit and soul you could ask for on a steamy Monday in July. You don't want to miss this! "The juke joint is where you can go and get yourself a drink or four, and hear some low-down, gutbucket musical truth administered by funky soul priestesses. You'll want to dance a dirty boogie, or testify, or both. I hear there might be Harold's Chicken if folks act right and don't start no mess." -Lili-Anne Brown (Conceiver and Director)

Emceed by J.C. Brooks and with a rockin' band including Nick Davio, Adam DeGroot, Ethan Deppe, Katie Hickey, Charles Roberts, and Jake Saleh.

The cast includes Chicago powerhouses Angela Alise, Karla Beard, Elisa Carlson, Sydney Charles, Rashada Dawan, Sharriese Hamilton, Donica Lynn, Meghan Murphy, Alexis J. Rogers, Bethany Thomas, and Lina Wass.

Where: The Den Theatre cabaret space (Ground floor). 1329 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL 60622. When: Monday July 25th 9pm Ticket price: $25 Industry: $20

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