Theater Thursday: Ghosts of Atwood – MPAACT

  
  

Theater Thursday: January 20th

   
   
Ghosts of Atwood
  
by Shepsu Aakhu
MPAACT at Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago (map)
   

ghostsofatwoodMeet the MPAACT family for a wine and cheese reception before the show and stay for a post-show discussion with the playwright, director and cast. Atwood School for Boys–an ivy covered paradise tucked away in the rolling hills of Wisconsin.  Quinn finds himself "alone with white people" for the first time in his life.  The challenges of isolation and racial tension greet him as he begins to navigate this new world.  But in the Ghost of Atwood, deeper questions erupt as Quinn discovers that there are far greater dangers lurching in the hallowed halls of the Academy.

Tickets: $25  /  Event begins at 7pm  /  Show begins at 8pm

For reservations call 773.404.7336 and mention MPAACT THEATER THURSDAYS.

  
  

Theater Thursday: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Thursday, December 16

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally

Hubris Productions at the Greenhouse Theater Center 

2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago (map)

frankienjohnnieJoin Hubris Productions at the Greenhouse Theater Center before the show for a holiday wine tasting with a renowned wine expert from "In Grape Company" then stay for the critically acclaimed Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (our review ★★★), after which we will conclude with a second wine tasting (both paired with holiday treats) along with a meet and greet with members of Hubris Productions.

Event begins at 7 p.m.  Show begins at 8 p.m.   Tickets: $30

For reservations call 773.404.7336 and mention "Theater Thursdays."

        
       

Theater Thursday: Lady’s Not For Burning (Theo Ubique)

Thursday, October 30th

The Lady’s Not For Burning  

 

Written by Christopher Fry
Directed by Fred Anzevino
Theo-Ubique Cabaret Theatre
at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood (map)

ladyburningA romantic comedy written in verse by Christopher Fry. Set in the Middle Ages, it reflects the world’s exhaustion and despair following World War II. The Story is about a disillusioned veteran who wants to be hanged unitil he is wooed by the happier accused witch on her way to the stake. Special guest, Neil Tobin, a well known Chicago mentalist and expert in supernatural history will appear with Fred Anzevino, director and Theo Ubique’s artistic director in a post-show discussion.  A complementary dessert and coffee will be served to Theatre Thursday guests at intermission and a $5 discount is offered.

Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Event begins immediately following the performance.  

Tickets: $20

For reservations visit www.theoubique.org 

and use discount code "TheatreThursday."


 

Additional offers for The Lady’s Not For Burning

 

Weekend Special: 2-for-1 tickets for Friday, Sunday shows

 

Buy 2 tickets for the price of one for the Friday and Sunday performances this weekend (October 1 and 3) through the ticket service at 800-595-4849 or through their website: www.theoubique.org.

A limited number of discount tickets also will be offered through Hot Tix for the duration of the run of The Lady’s Not for Burning, closing October 31 with a special Halloween Party performance package.

  
  

Theater Thursday: The Tallest Man – Artistic Home

Thursday, July 1st

The Tallest Man by Jim Lynch

The Artistic Home, 3914 N. Clark (map)

    

tallest manCome before the show to enjoy a pint of Murphy’s Stout and live Irish music with playwright Jim Lynch. Then stay for the show the Sun-Times has called "forged in the tradition of such grand Irish writers as Synge and O’Casey" and the Tribune called "delivered with such a wry topspin" and the Reader said was delivered with "raucous zeal". After the show, stay for an opportunity to chat with the playwright, director John Mossman, and actors about the world premiere of this charming play.

The Tallest Man (our review ★★★) is a wildly hilarious celebration of perseverance in turn of the century Ireland. It begins as a ghost story, but draws its power from the very real problems of the living. Culled from a childhood nourished by tales of Irish fantasy, this world premiere tells of hardscrabble survivors in County Mayo, a high-spirited young tinker struggling to stay one step ahead of the English landlords, and corrupt clergy and vengeful locals filled with prejudice and superstition. A charming and delightful classic, told for the very first time!

Event begins at 6:30 p.m.   Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25

For reservations call 866-811-4111

   
   

Theater Thursday: Fuerza Bruta – Look Up

Thursday, June 24

Fuerza Bruta: Look Up

Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map)

fuerzabrutaYou’ve got to see it to believe it!  Come see Fuerza Bruta: Look Up (our review ★★★),  a theatrical experience that floods the senses.  Experience a 360-degree heart-pounding theatrical event, filled with flying dancers, pumping beats, engaging dream sequences and a multi-dimensional swimming pool above the heads of an audience who is standing on stage in the middle of the action.  Enjoy a free open bar for 60 minutes before the show and stay after for a special question-and-answer session with the amazing cast.  Please note, the performance is general admission and is 65-minutes long.

 

Event begins at 6:30pm.  Show begins at 7:30pm.

Tickets: $50

For reservations, visit www.BroadwayinChicago.com, and use code “THURSDAY” when ordering.  Tickets also available by calling 800-775-2000, or visit the Auditorium Theatre box-office or any Broadway in Chicago box-office.

    
    

Theater Thursday: The Ghost Sonata at Oracle Theatre

Thursday, May 20

The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg 

Oracle Theatre, 3809 N. Broadway, Chicago

 

ghostsonataJoin Oracle for wine and appetizers before the show and a post-show discussion on the direction of Oracle’s 2010-2011 season. Max Truax follows up his Oracle directorial debut – 2008’s stunning conceptual Termen Vox Machina – with an elegant, haunting interpretation of Strindberg’s classic chamber play. This mesmerizing and complex narrative portrays a world where two families are imprisoned in their legacy of greed, duplicity and manipulation. Truax’s vision highlights the play’s depiction of the destructive force of truth. There are things in life much more frightening than death.

Event begins at 6:30 p.m.  Show begins at 8 p.m.

TICKETS ONLY $25 – For reservations visit http://oracletheatre.org/Tickets.htm

   
   

If what you really wanna do is produce… Here’s a chance to pick the brains of the industry’s elite

goodmanSo you wanna be a producer? Mark the weekend of March 19 – 21 and plan on attending the Chicago Producing Intensive Conference   at the Goodman Theatre’s Owen Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. A $350 ticket ($275 for members of the League of Chicago Theatres) includes access to presentations and networking opportunities with a who’s who of heavy-hitter producers and  general managers from blockbuster shows in Chicago and on Broadway as well as national tours.

Presenters scheduled for the conference include  Tom Viertel, partner with Scorpio Entertainment  (A Little Night Music);   Allied Live Managing Partner Laura Matalon (Broadway’s Hair, Billy Elliot, Mama Mia and Legally Blonde,  among others);  Broadway in Chicago Vice President Eileen LaCarioJujamcyn Theatres Creative Director Jack Viertel;  Steppenwolf Theatre Executive Director David Hawkanson;  David Richards of Richards/Climan (general managers for Broadway’s  Blithe Spirit and All My Sons, among others) and Goodman Theatre Executive Director Roche Schulfer.

Presenters are slated to address audience development, script and story development and promotional strategies and marketing techniques, among others topics.

The conference is open to anyone interested in producing, co-producing or investing in the theater, be it in Chicago, New York or for national tours. Aspiring general managers and investors are also invited.  Program planners say the weekend will be of special interest to anyone exploring relationships between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in the development of a theater project.

The Commercial Theater Institute, now in its 29th year, is a project of Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and The Broadway League, Inc. Dedicated to training the next generation of commercial theatre producers, CTI strives to provide resources and guidance to people interested in creating commercial productions for the stage.

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