Theater Thursday: Promethean’s “Measure for Measure”

Theater Thursday, May 28th

Measure for Measure  by William Shakespeare

Promethean Theatre Ensemble at City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago  (map)

Measure for Measure by William ShakespeareJoin Promethean before their intriguing new take on the Bard’s classic play to sample tasty baked sweets provided by Flourish Bakery Cafe. At 8 p.m. your entertainment begins: the company’s bold rethinking of the story of Isabella, who must choose between yielding to a corrupt ruler’s advances or sacrificing her brother’s life. Afterwards, the audience will have a chance to connect with cast member and other artistic staff, pose questions and share reactions in a discussion. 

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

TICKETS ONLY $20
For reservations call 773.305.2897 and mention “Theater Thursdays.”

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Theater Thursday: “Arabian Nights” at Lookingglass

Thursday, May 21

Arabian Nights
Lookingglass Theatre
Michigan Ave. and Pearson., Chicago

arabiannightsFresh from sold-out runs at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman‘s The Arabian Nights returns to Lookingglass for a limited run. This stunning theatrical piece incorporates powerful storytelling, lush visuals and vibrant music to weave a rich tapestry from one of the world’s most enduring works of literature. The event begins with a reception catered by Il Mulino. Lookingglass artists will lead a discussion, offering unique insight into the production, beginning with its inception during the first Gulf War.

Event begins at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS ONLY $30
For reservations call 312.337.0665 and mention "Theater Thursdays."

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Theater Thursday: the side project’s "After/Math"

Thursday, May 7

After/Math

the side project
1439 W. Jarvis Ave., Chicago

aftermathpicCome see the critically acclaimed After/Math playing as part of the side project’s Cut to the Quick, a year-long exploration of short works. The six short works of the evening explore the twisted nature of love, time, power and reality. Beforehand, enjoy fine Indian cuisine at Luzzat, located 1/2 block from the theatre, at 1505 W Jarvis Ave. 

Dinner served at your leisure beforehand. Seating recommended before 6:30 p.m.

Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS ONLY $20 FOR DINNER AND A SHOW
For reservations call 773.973.2150 and mention "Theater Thursdays."

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Theater Thursday: Tony Kushner’s "The Illusion" at Northwestern University

The Illusion by Tony Kushner

Thursday, April 30th, 7pm

Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University Josephine Louise Theater, 20 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston

illusionpicJoin us for a pre-show reception featuring the delectable catering of Evanston’s own Rollin’ in Dough, as well as a fun-filled performance by a strolling magician! Then stay for the magic, merriment and mystery of The Illusion, by Tony-award winning playwright Tony Kushner, followed by a post-show discussion with director Kathryn Walsh and members of the cast. An unyielding father is filled with regret after giving his son no alternative but to flee the family home. Through the help of a magician, he is allowed to view three scenes from his son’s life, only to learn his remorse may have come too late. Or maybe not. Freely adapted from Pierre Corneilles 17th century classic L’Illusion Comique, The Illusion takes us from mayhem to magic and back again as it questions what it really means to love, and the obligations that may come with that emotion.  The Illusion has a lighter mood than Kushner’s most famous play, Angels in America, but the two plays share a love of poetic dialogue and theatricality.
Event begins at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m.
TICKETS ONLY $25
For reservations call 847.491.7282 and mention “Theater Thursdays.”

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Theater Thursday: "The History Boys" at TimeLine

Thursday, April 23

The History Boys by Alan Bennett

TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave.

Take a trip to England with TimeLine Theatre! First, help us welcome our new neighbor, Firkin & Pheasant, to Lakeview East and enjoy some great atmosphere and a historyboysselection of light hors d’oeuvres and drinks with TimeLine artists. Then it’s off to TimeLine to be among the first in Chicago to see Alan Bennett’s worldwide theatrical sensation in its highly anticipated local premiere. The recipient of more than 30 major awards, including Tony and Olivier awards for Best New Play, The History Boys follows a rambunctious group of clever young men as they pursue higher learning, games, sexual identity and a place at university under the guidance of three wildly different teachers and a headmaster obsessed with results. Set during the 1980s in northern England, it is a hilarious and provocative play about the anarchy of adolescence and the purpose of education, specifically, how history should be taught.

Event begins at 6 p.m. at Firkin and Pheasant, 670 W. Diversey

Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS ONLY $30
For reservations call 773.281.8463 x24 and mention “Theater Thursdays.”

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Theater Thursday: Mozart’s "La Clemenza di Tito"

Thursday, April 16

Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

Chicago Opera Theater
Harris Theater in Millenium Park
205 E. Randolph St., Chicago

titoimageYour evening will include a pre-opera reception at Tavern at the Park (130 E. Randolph) with 2 free drinks (wine or beer only) and light appetizers followed by the final dress rehearsal of La Clemenza di Tito. Don’t miss this Wolfang Amadeus Mozart masterpiece. While absent from Chicago for more than a generation, this towering tour de force has made a resurgence in the rest of the world, most notably at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center.
Event begins at 6 p.m., show at 7:30pm
TICKETS ONLY $30
For reservations call 312.704.8414 and mention “Theater Thursdays.”

 

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Theater Thursday: "God’s Ear" and Dog and Pony Theatre

Thursday, April 9

God’s Ear     by Jenny Schwartz

Dog and Pony Theatre  at the Viaduct Theatre

3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago

dog&pony-god's earDon’t miss this special evening of reflection and discussion with the creative team of God’s Ear. Following the performance, please join the cast and crew for pizza and beer and participate in an intimate and animated discussion of the work. God’s Ear is a heartbreaking work that uses unconventional structure and language while exploring a couple’s relationship as they mourn the death of their son.  

Show begins at 8 p.m.

Event begins immediately following the performance
TICKETS ONLY $20
For reservations call 773.296.6024 and mention “Theater Thursdays.”

Midwest premiere directed by Artistic Director Krissy Vanderwarker

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The Cast: Gina D’Ercoli, Jeff Fisher, Luke Hatton, Faith Noelle Hurley, Teeny Lamothe, Elizabeth Levy, and Mike Trehy.

The Crew: set design by Grant Sabin; sound design by Stephen Ptacek; lighting design by Aaron Weissman; props by Linda Laake; composition by Abraham Levitan of Baby Teeth.

 

 

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