The Den Theatre is excited to announce THE ONE: THE MATRIX PARODY MUSICAL, an exciting new musical by Laura Marsh that will make you question you own sense of reality. Directed by C.J. Tuor, THE ONE will play August 2 – August 25, 2019 at The Den Theatre (1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.). Tickets for the production are $25 and are currently available online at thedentheatre.com or by calling the box office at (773) 697-3830. The show’s running time is 90 minutes with one 10-minute intermission. The Den Theatre houses multiple bars and drinks are allowed inside the theater.
The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW) will put the sizzle in your summer at CLLAW XXXIII: A Midsummer Night’s Smack Down on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. CLLAW’s 33nd benefit match will feature Chicago’s biggest, baddest lady arm wrestlers, live musical entertainment from indie rock band Mister E Machine and a cash bar. Doors open at 9 pm with the first match beginning at 9:30 pm. Tickets, priced at $20, are available in advance at www.cllaw.org or $25 at the door (the ladies will gladly take cash or credit at the door). The event is 21+.
Haven Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2018-19 Season with the Chicago premiere of KISS by Guillermo Calderón, Chile’s most acclaimed playwright-director. Monty Cole directs and performs in this bold theatrical experience that asks if art is a tool for empathy, what are the limits? Abhi Shrestha associate directs. KISS plays July 18 – August 18, 2019 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at haventheatrechicago.com.
Due to popular demand, The Den Theatre is pleased to announce its hit revival of Joel Drake Johnson’s true-to-life drama FOUR PLACES, directed by ensemble member Lia Mortensen, will extend through Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. (2B) in Chicago. Tickets for all performances are currently available at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at the The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830.
Steep Ensemble Member Robin Witt will close out the company’s 18th season with Alistair McDowall’s Pomona. McDowall was the playwright behind Steep’s 2015 hit Brilliant Adventures, which marked his U.S debut and was also directed by Witt. His work has been produced extensively, including productions at the Royal Court, the National Theatre, and the Royal Exchange. McDowall is a Bruntwood Prize winner and recipient of the 2018 Pinter Commission from the Royal Court. Robin Witt is a longtime director at Steep whose work includes the 2018 hit Linda and Cordelia Lynn’s Lela & Co, which won 2018 Jeff Awards for Director, Production, and Performer in a Principal Role.
(sub)version productions is proud to announce the return of THE BUTTCRACKER: A NUTCRACKER BURLESQUE©️ at its newest location: THE DEN THEATRE, 1331 N Milwaukee, December 5th, 12th and 19th, and 26th at 8:00pm, as well as the premiere of CLARA’S LATE NIGHT HOLIDAY PARTY, following The Buttcracker each night at 10:30pm.
Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) proudly announces its 22nd Anniversary Season, “Take Control. Take Action. Make History.,” consisting of two full productions and three developing scripts as part of the Fighting Words Festival 2020, all reflecting how women take ownership of their circumstances and how they manage to prevail. Tickets for the 2019 – 2020 season go on sale soon. For more information go to BabesWithBlades.org.
Due to popular demand, Goodman Theatre adds eight performances to its run of The Music Man, staged by Tony Award-winning Director Mary Zimmerman—now appearing through August 11. Hailed a “musical comedy at its feel-good best” (The New York Times), Meredith Willson’s Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece, based on the story by Willson and Franklin Lacey, features beloved songs including “Goodnight My Someone,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Gary, Indiana,” and “Till There Was You.” The Music Man appears at Goodman Theatre June 29 to August 11, 2019, in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. Tickets ($25 – $142; subject to change) are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/MusicMan, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn).
The About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the world premiere of 20/20, an exhilarating dive into recent queer history devised and performed by members of the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble and co-directed by Associate Director of About Face Youth Theatre (AFYT) Donny Acosta and Artistic Director Megan Carney. 20/20 will play July 12 – 28, 2019 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Tickets ($20 or pay-what-you-can) are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565.
Strawdog Theatre, under the new artistic leadership of Leda Hoffmann, is pleased to announce its 32nd season, “Truth.”
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