Now Playing

JOHANNA FAUSTUS

Directed by Sean Graney, Presented by The Hypocrites

Limited Engagement – May 20-29

An hour-long modern Faust story told by six actors who also serve as the design team in the spirit of Graney’s previous hits 12 Nights and Romeo Juliet. The tale is enacted using the barest elements with purposeful limited resources. In this new adaptation, Faust is a woman questioning whether success can really bring power. What would you trade for satisfaction?

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THE HOT DOG STAND

Presented by Dandelion Theatre

May 20-22
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30, Sunday at 3PM & 7:30

A night of brand-new, wacky, tender, wonderful, rib-tickling short plays by Chicago area playwrights! Featuring 10 playwrights, 25 actors, 10 directors, and 1 hot dog stand.

With the ubiquitous hot dog as a connecting thread, THE HOT DOG STAND turns our everyday lives upside-down and shakes out a merry-go-round of extraordinary characters and remarkable events that remind us of the joy of the unexpected.

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THE IRISH CURSE

By Martin Casella, Presented by Level 11 Theatre

May 19th – June 12th
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Martin Casella’s comedy The Irish Curse is a humorous and heartbreaking look at the lives of four average men who struggle to navigate life in our super-sized world. Size matters to this group of Irish-American men who meet every Wednesday night in the basement of Father Shaunessy’s Church, a support group for men who have certain “shortcomings”. One evening when an unknown blue-collar guy joins the group, he challenges everything the other men think about “the Irish curse”… tackling issues with body image and self-perception, unmasking the comical and truthful questions of identity, masculinity, sex and relationships.

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MERONYMY

A Gallery of Chicago Theater portraits. The gallery is open prior to performances, beginning at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays and on Sundays @ 2pm

There are 7, 36 x 40 inch prints in handmade wooden frames, along with 20, 11 x 17 prints, also in handmade frames.

The portraits in this gallery are of: 
David Woolley
Kirsten Fitzgerald
Sheldon Patinkin
Sandra Marquez
Ike Holter
Charoline Neff
and Michael and Mona Heath
David Pasquesi
Fancis Guinan
Mike Nussbaum
John Judd
Chay Yew
Molly Brennan
Kimberly Senior
Stephanie Heller
Michael Patrick Thornton
Danny Goldring
Sean Fortunato
Heather Gilbert
Christine Pasqual
Michael Shannon
Elizabeth Laidlaw 
Erica Daniels
Leah Karpel
Marti Lions
Shade Murray
Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Brett Neveu
Bonnie Metzgar
Jon Berry

 

CHICAGO IMPROV AT THE DEN

Every Tuesday at 8PM and Friday and Saturday at 10:30PM

Come check out Chicago Improv at The Den every Tuesday at 8PM ($5) and Friday and Saturday at 10:30PM ($8). The show is free with any Improv ID.

About The Chicago Improv Den:
The Chicago Improv Den is an advanced, supplemental, improvisational training program. We are focused on training our students to be the best actors, listeners and—most importantly–ensemble players. This program commits itself to doing this through a carefully considered curriculum with a variety of Chicago’s best improv minds, as well as bi-weekly labs that reinforce curriculum.