Goffredo, the Captain General of the Christian army, is leading his men in attacking Jerusalem. He has also promised the hand of his daughter, Almirena, to the Christian hero, Rinaldo. Argante, the Saracen King of Jerusalem, seeks a truce and works with the sorceress, Arminda, to abduct Almirena. Rinaldo now is resolved to save Almirena but is intercepted by Armida who disguises herself as Alimirena. However, Rinaldo rejects her. Armida’s anger is further aroused when Argante, thinking he is addressing Almirena, protests his love for her. Later, with the help of a magic want, Goffredo reaches Armida’s magic mountain. Already, Rinaldo has arrived in Armida’s garden and saved Almirena. With the help of Goffredo and his magic wand, the garden is turned into a desert. Argante and Armida, now reconciled, review their troops and the Christian forces prepare for battle in which they are victorious, thanks to the heroism of Rinaldo. Argante and Armida are taken prisoner. But after they convert to Christianity, they are pardoned.
Open mic at The Den Theatre every Tuesday. List goes out at 7pm. Sign up online or in person. Free!
Welcome to Russia! We are just a few of the many proud students of Susan Hart and Jeffrey Carlson. After their most recent Chekhov class, several of us decided that we wanted to share the scenes we had worked on, so…
Join us for an evening of scenes from the Chekhov canon! Each evening will include a different suite of scenes, therefore, please feel free to join us both days. September 8th will feature The Proposal (a lesser known one act play), The Three Sisters, Ivanov, The Bear (a lesser known one act play). September 9th will feature Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, The Reluctant Tragic Hero (a lesser known one act play).
The Better Boobie Bureau Burlesque Productions, Chicago’s Buffet of Burlesque, presents a fully immersive burlesque experience. Take part in a bawdier career fair as you are guided through a myriad of career choices including a lumberjack, an astronaut, even a doctor! After experiencing this show, you’ll realize its never too late to dream about what you want to be when you grow up!
DIN AT THE DEN is a monthly series showcasing musical artists whose clarity and focus cut through the noise of our daily lives. On September 19th, we tune into rapper Jhon Myquale and band Leftridge & The Jones. Spiritual sensations will be served. Don’t miss this eleventh installment of a consistently quality series highlighting emerging Chicago musicians. All ages welcome!
Doors open 7pm // Show 8pm // Tickets $11
In a city of more than ten million people, every individual, every community, and every neighborhood makes a unique contribution to the life of the city. Chicago Stories honors the experiences of our neighbors – of living, breathing Chicagoans – by setting their stories to music. We’re back in this second installment of this annual show with three new Chicago stories, set by three new Chicago composers, and performed by Chicago artists. It’s music about, by, and for Chicagoans.