The Midwest Premiere of GIRL IN THE RED CORNER by Stephen Spotswood, Directed by: Elizabeth Laidlaw – Unemployed and fresh from an abusive marriage, Halo steps into a gym one day and signs up for mixed martial arts lessons. Her family thinks it’s ridiculous. Her…Find out more »
When a British record producer arrives in Montgomery, Alabama to hook Marty Roy, a young black musical prodigy, he launches us back into Marty’s tumultuous upbringing. The son of a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer, Marty spent his childhood writing the songs that have made his charismatic father famous. But in a nation on the verge of social upheaval, with the rising heat from the street guiding his pen, Marty finds himself at odds with his spiritually forceful father as he strives to create a masterpiece that will change America – no matter the cost.Find out more »
In the aftermath of the 2016 election, newlyweds Gary and Ben find their marriage put to the test. Ben wants to fight the power. Gary wants to climb the corporate ladder to comfort and safety. When an unscrupulous client makes him an irresistible offer, Gary makes a choice that Ben wouldn’t like— setting down a path of violent delights that will lead to violent ends. From the recent past to the near dystopia, Mike Pence Sex Dream is a romantic travesty about bringing home the bacon and fucking a pig.Find out more »
New concert series where artists, travelers, and locals alike will come together for a unique gathering of some of the most talented undiscovered musical/visual artists in the city! Get cozy in the upstairs lounge, where you will discover some of Chicago's best local sounds and art vibes!
Meet and mingle with these artists. Then, enjoy a very special, stripped-down, unplugged set. It is an evening for sharing, discovering, and enjoying that which keeps us connected on so many levels! Music!
Coffee & Whiskey Productionsis proud to present Welcome to Sentir le Gant, a scripted vaudeville-esque variety show from the weird minds of artistic director Nic Wehrwein and Jay Rohr (a prolific, Chicago-based writer and storyteller). Channeling the likes of Jack Benny, Abbott & Costello, and Bob Hope, Wehrwein and Rohr are bringing both a modern sensibility and sense of humor to this always fun format. A rotating band of some of Chicago’s most talented actors fill out the small cast, while the most fresh, most compelling acts the city has to offer will entertain even those who are quick to hurl rotten tomatoes.Find out more »
This is Golden Street's first fashion show! With designs from Yaseen Llewelyn, HBCU Made Love, and Distressed Not Pressed. There will also be performances by Chicago Mc's Kotk, Parnell & Ridgio. With Games and Prizes, this will be an event for everyone!Find out more »
(you must) Join the leader dearest Hindrance on his international exploration "rumspringa", in a celebration of everything (understandably) not allowed in his home country (the greatest country there is). There will be Dance, Music, diplomatic immunity, Burlesque, consensual pat-downs, comedy, and more. All in the spirit of Life, Liberty and TOTAL DOMINATION.
Produced by Lady Jack Entertainment and starring Lindsey Marks, Scott Ray Merchant and a new line-up of Chicago's finest Neo-Vaudevillian performers; Hindrance and Hysteria promises to help keep your Monday nights weirdly sexy and dangerously funny with a new celebratory theme every month.Find out more »
Get ready, little monsters ... award-winning performers Robert Deason (dueling pianist extraordinaire) and Lauren Paris (most recently seen in a critically acclaimed performance as Percy in THE SPITFIRE GRILL, Refuge Theatre Project) are back with their third round of Chi-Town Sings, after their sold-out performances of CHI-TOWN SINGS SARA BAREILLES, and CHI-TOWN SINGS DEMI LOVATO. This collaborative evening of song will feature classic and innovative interpretations of Gaga’s beloved hits, backed by a 5 piece band, and featuring 20 performers from Chicago's fantastic musical theatre community. Put your paws up.Find out more »
Kate Quigley is a standup comedian, host, and actress. She recently hosted the AVN Awards (airing on Showtime) and can be seen on MTV2's ADD TV (All Def Digital). Widely know as the "up for anything" star of UNDERCOVER on Playboy TV, Kate's other TV credits include The Office (NBC), The Josh Wolf Show (CMT), the Danny Comden Project (Pilot for Warner Bros), the Megan Mullally Show (NBC) and Talkshow with Spike Feresten (Fox). Kate tours as a headlining comedian and is a regular the the Improv, Laugh Factory, Icehouse, Comedy Store, & Haha Comedy Club in Hollywood.Find out more »
Playwright Caity-Shea Violette returns to Chicago for an exclusive performance of her riveting play about a family of women facing death with dignity, dark humor and heartrending expectations. Caity-Shea’s national award-winning work has been seen in Washington D.C., New York City, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Toronto,…Find out more »
Beth Stelling is a Chicago-bred comedian best known for her Netflix special The Standups and appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Conan. She's written for I Love You America with Sarah Silverman, HBO's Crashing, Comedy Central’s Another Period and most recently the film Good Boys premiering this year at SXSW. Beth has also guest starred on Comedy Central's hit show Corporate and Amazon's Red Oaks opposite Jennifer Grey.Find out more »
World Premiere of SMALL WORLD, By Jillian Leff and Joe Lino and Directed by Andrew Hobgood. It’s the end of the world…maybe? There’s no way to confirm for three cast members trapped inside their attraction at the happiest place on earth. The music won’t stop, there’s a body in the moat and one of the group is impaled under a smiling animatronic. Can they force their way off the ride? And what waits for them on the other side? It’s a world of hopes, it’s a world of fears. It’s a small world, after all.Find out more »
Come find out why Vicki Barbolak's is one of the funniest comedians selling out theaters across America! Vicki was a TOP 10 finalist and fan favorite on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, where Howie Mandel told Vicki and America, “I think you just came up with…Find out more »
Comedian Christopher Titus brings his newest show AMERIGEDDON to theaters across the country. Employing what he's labeled “hard funny,” Titus has released seven ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has six one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central, and his seventh special, BORN WITH A DEFECT, premiered in 2017. Titus is currently performing his newest show in sold out theaters across the country. He also formed Combustion Films, a production company which produced his last three specials and most recently a full-length film called SPECIAL UNIT, released in 2017.Find out more »
LANGUAGE ROOMS by Yussef El-Guindi Directed by: Kaiser Zaki Ahmed Midwest Premiere Ahmed loves America, and he’s proud to prove his patriotism whenever possible. He pays his taxes on time, he’s comes to the office dressed for success, and he’s made a point to be…Find out more »
Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress with a desperate need to make her father David, a famous playwright, proud. making her famous playwright father David proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, Ella and David spend the evening digging into family…Find out more »
Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s "Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show. Greg has a new one-hour standup special on Comedy Central, stars in season 2 of “How to be a Grown Up” (TRU TV)...Find out more »
La Havana Madrid by Sandra Delgado directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce co-produced by Teatro Vista and Collaboraction is back by popular demand. La Havana Madrid is an immersive theatre experience complete with live music, based on the true story of the 1960’s Chicago nightclub. Teatro…Find out more »
QUEEN OF THE MIST is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, who in 1901 set out to be the first person to go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous…Find out more »