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Small World
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La Havana Madrid
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Girl in the Red Corner
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The Total Bent
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Mike Pence Sex Dream
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Sweet Texas Reckoning

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Girl in the Red Corner

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - March 1 @ 7:30 pm

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…

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The Total Bent

February 7 @ 8:00 pm - March 10 @ 8:00 pm

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.

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Mike Pence Sex Dream

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - March 15 @ 7:30 pm

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.

Welcome To Sentir Le Gant

February 23 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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.

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Fashion Show

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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!

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Hindrance and Hysteria

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

(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.

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Reap the Grove

March 15 @ 7:30 pm

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,…

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Small World

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - May 4 @ 7:30 pm

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.

Language Rooms

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - May 18 @ 7:30 am

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…

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I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - May 17 @ 7:30 pm

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…

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La Havana Madrid

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - June 22 @ 7:30 pm

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…

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Queen of the Mist

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - July 5 @ 7:30 pm

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…

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Sweet Texas Reckoning

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - June 30 @ 3:00 pm

CHICAGO PREMIERE, “A Treasure to be Savored” – Orange County Register, Ellie, a lonely, bigoted alcoholic, is eager to wed her daughter Kate off to Alan John, Kate’s childhood sweetheart. Imagine Ellie’s surprise when Kate visits with her beautiful black wife, Samantha. Written by Traci…

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