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: Peter Pan at Lookingglass Theatre


Join Lookingglass Theatre in the historic Water Tower Water Works for the boisterous, playful, and darkly comic new adaptation of Peter Pan (our review ★★★), followed by a post-show reception at The Underground.


Peter Pan (A Play)


Date: Thursday, January 6

Where: Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan Avenue

Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Event begins following the performance.   Tickets: $40

For reservations order online or call 312.337.0665 and use code THEATERTHURSDAY.


Theater Thursday: ComedySportz vs. Theatahh


Theater Thursday – October 14th


Comedy Sportz vs. Theatahh

at The Comedy Sportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont (map)

comedysportz2ComedySportz vs Theatahh is a great event running the entire month of October.  Every Thursday, guest players from local ensemble theaters will join a team in the 8 p.m. ComedySportz shows. For the event on October 14 there will be a very special guest.  One of the long-time performers at Blue Man Group!   Join ComedySportz at 7 p.m. for a reception with drink specials and, in honor of having a Blue Man (albeit out of make-up) in the house, free Twinkies and Cap’n Crunch!

Event begins at 7 p.m.  Show begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $22

For reservations call 773.549.8080 and mention code "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 

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:

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 Sound of Yellow Flower

Thursday, September 23

The Sound of a Yellow Flower

Strangeloop Theatre  at Trap Door Theatre -1655 N. Cortland

yellowflowerJoin Strangeloop Theatre and event sponsor m.henry for this world-premiere production.  There will be a post-show discussion with the playwright and members of the cast and crew about the process of creating a new play for a small Chicago theatre company.  Come have a drink before the show and stick around afterwards for snacks from the popular Edgewater restaurant, which offers globally inspired, new American style cooking: chow for now.

Event begins at 7 p.m.    Show begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $25  -   For reservations visit



Theater Thursday: The Book of Liz

Thursday, September 16

The Book of Liz by Amy and David Sedaris


Chemically Imbalanced Theater 
1420 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago

bookoflizJoin the cast and crew of The Book of Liz (our review ★★★★) after the show for a discussion and wine and cheeseball reception. Amy Sedaris‘ famous cheese ball recipes will be served. Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, has been her whole life. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated among her Squeamish brethren, and she decides to try her luck in the outside world. New comedy from the talent family, David and Amy Sedaris.

Show begins at 8 p.m.
Event begins immediately following the performance.

Tickets: $25
For reservations call 800.838.3006 and mention "Theater Thursdays."

Theater Thursday: Red Herring at Pheasant Run Resort

Thursday, September 9

Red Herring by Michael Hollinger

Noble Fool Theatricals at Pheasant Run Resort 

4501 E. Main St., St. Charles


redherringCome to Jambalaya before the show to enjoy hot spinach dip, cheese, crackers and a special Sparking Red Sangria cocktail by the resort’s New Orleans-inspired restaurant. Then stay for the murder mystery comedy Red Herring, followed by a post-show Q&A with Director John Gawlik. Pre-show party, show, and post-show discussion take place within the resort; free parking. Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage…oh my! It’s 1952: America’s on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower’s on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy’s on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor-or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.

Event begins at 7 p.m.  Show begins at 8 p.m.    Tickets: $15

For reservations call 630.584.6342 and mention "Theater Thursdays."