Chicago Theatre Week February 12-22, 2015
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Chicago Theatre Week February 12-22, 2015

Chicago Theatre Week

Chicago Theatre Week 2015 is a celebration of Chicago’s world-class theatre scene. Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week is returning for its third year and will take place February 12-22, 2015. This coming February, visitors and residents will again have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 productions and sample the extraordinary range of theatrical offerings throughout Chicago.

February 12-22, 2015
$15 and $30 tickets (or less!)


Tickets are now on sale – Browse the participating productions below and try searching by genre, date, or neighborhood.

Remember, with over 250 professional theatre companies in Chicago, there’s no need to wait until February to begin your theatre adventures! Chicago theatres are a vital part of the neighborhood landscape year-round, offering top-notch musicals, new works, classics, and more — housed in spaces ranging from renowned downtown theatres to the unique, raw, and intimate settings of Chicago’s storefront stages.

Theatre Week Events  for the week of 2/12 to 2/18

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TimeLine Theatre Company
TimeLine Theatre
615 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-281-8463 x6

Theatre Week - Drama
2/12/2015
Tony Award winner Richard Nelson’s widely celebrated series of four The Apple Family Plays explores politics, change, and family dynamics. Set on dates of historic significance between 2010 and 2013, the plays have been heralded by The New York Times as “a rare and radiant mirror on the way ... Read More

About Face Theatre
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Theatre Week - Drama
2/12/2015
Alex and Greg’s intelligent and precocious four year-old son Jake is a leading candidate for enrollment in one of Manhattan’s top kindergarten programs. But when attention turns to his passion for Cinderella and dress-up, Jake's behavior becomes a lightning rod, calling into question assumptions about gender, class, education and ... Read More

A Red Orchid Theatre
A Red Orchid Theatre
1531 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
312-943-8722

Theatre Week - Drama
2/12/2015
In a dive-y gay bar on Manhattan’s lower east side the regulars and the restless others do battle, joke and drink their way through a lonely winter evening. Different generations and backgrounds collide, secrets are revealed and old wounds are torn anew as these survivors come to grips with ... Read More

ComedySportz of Chicago
ComedySportz Theatre
929 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-549-8080

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/12/2015
A hilarious 90-minute improv comedy show in which two teams create comedy scenes, songs and games right on the spot based on your suggestions. You choose the winner and the show is never the same twice! It’s clean, smart comedy for families and all ages! There are over 100+ ... Read More

Trap Door Theatre
Trap Door Theatre
1655 W. Cortland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
773-384-0494

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/12/2015
In Cookie Play, a mother from the heartland, fearing her son may be the next Edward Snowden, agrees to hold him captive in her basement to save both son and country. What happens next upends everyone's moral equilibrium in this twisted, off-beat satire. The truth of black sites, whistle-blowing ... Read More

Raven Theatre Company
Raven Theatre Company
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
773-338-2177

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/12/2015
Chicago premiere of Horton Foote’s last new play to be presented on Broadway. This comedy-drama focuses on the feuds and disputes among members of a wealthy Texas family whose fortunes have declined, and who are considering dividing the family estate while their octogenarian matriarch is still alive. See below ... Read More

The Theatre School at DePaul University
The Theatre School
2350 N. Racine
Chicago, Illinois, IL 60614
773-325-7900

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/12/2015
by Molly Smith Metzler Labor Day has come and gone on Martha’s Vineyard when Devon arrives to visit her sister Simone at her place of employment: a grand estate on the island. When Simone’s wealthy employer reappears in the midst of a marital crisis, the weekend is thrown into chaos. ... Read More

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Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/12/2015
written & directed by Graham Brown finding gräfenberg explores the sexual, professional and political tensions in and out of the work place with clarity and unapologetic honesty. Moving from the office, to the bar and, inevitably, into the bedroom, finding gräfenberg places the audience into the action of the ... Read More

Collaboraction
Collaboraction
1579 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622
312-226-9633

Theatre Week - Drama
2/12/2015
Forgotten Future: The Education Project is back! Remounted from it's successful original run, Forgotten Future takes three student's unique perspectives of the Chicago school system and how it both serves and is failing them and their potential future. It has been constructed from extensive research and tackles the key ... Read More

Stage Left Theatre
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150

Theatre Week - Drama
2/12/2015
a world premiere by Penny Penniston directed by Greg Werstler produced in association with Theater Wit As assistant to the celebrity pastor of an evangelical mega church, Arthur obeys orders, attacks paperwork, and guards against sin. So Arthur is surprised when the church pastor commissions a mural from Irene ... Read More

First Folio Theatre
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 31st St
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/12/2015
Neil Simon’s hilarious reminiscence of his days with the Sid Caesar show catapults us into the world of 1950’s comic maniacs, from Mel Brooks to Carl Reiner to Selma Diamond. As they scramble to top each other’s gags, they also struggle to deal with the rise of the commie-hunting ... Read More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650

Theatre Week - Drama
2/12/2015
*Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information.* Before Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, there was Marie Antoinette. In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created ... Read More

The Theatre School at DePaul University
The Theatre School
2350 N. Racine
Chicago, Illinois, IL 60614
773-325-7900

Theatre Week - Drama
2/12/2015
by Steven Berkoff Gregor Samsa, an overworked salesperson,wakes up from disturbing dreams to find he has transformed into an insect-like creature. His new condition disorients the Samsa family household who depend on him for their bread and butter. Gregor can’t communicate, can’t get enough to eat, and he certainly ... Read More

Million Dollar Quartet
Apollo Theater
2540 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-935-6100

Theatre Week - Musical
2/12/2015
Million Dollar Quartet is Chicago's longest running Broadway musical! The smash-hit is inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. See below for how to buy Theatre Week ... Read More

Theater Wit
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150

Theatre Week - Musical
2/12/2015
What are we left with when everything is taken away? After life as we know it has ended, small bands of survivors band together to keep the pilot light of civilization burning. Their path to redemption is as unexpected as it is inevitable. A paean to the power of ... Read More

Clockwise Theatre
Clockwise Theatre
221 N. Genesee St
Waukegan, IL 60085

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/12/2015
A one man show about the life and times of Jack Benny, starring Tim Newell. This play has been performed to great acclaim on the east coast and we are very happy to be bringing Mr. Benny home to Waukegan! Mr. Benny dramatizes Jack Benny’s family life, his roots ... Read More

TUTA Theatre Chicago
The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Theatre Week - Drama
2/12/2015
By Jean-Luc Lagarce Music Hall, a US premiere by French writer Jean-Luc Lagarce, directed by Founding Artistic Director Zeljko Djukic, tells the funny and deeply moving story of three fading performers, who act, sing, and dance every night. Lagarce explores the vulnerability of the life of a theatre artist, ... Read More

BoHo Theatre
Heartland Studio
7016 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
866-811-4111

Theatre Week - Musical
2/12/2015
*Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information.* From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that ... Read More

The New Colony
The Den
1333 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
773-413-0862

Theatre Week - Musical
2/12/2015
When recently widowed Delores Clarke meets Tupperware pioneer Brownie Wise, a new phenomenon sweeps through their picturesque 1950s Kissimee, FL neighborhood. Selling a few hours of independence to local women with a revolutionary plastic craze, they tackle social norms, small-town politics and change the face of the American dinner ... Read More

Bailiwick Chicago
Victory Gardens Richard Christianen Theater
2433 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000

Theatre Week - Drama
2/12/2015
Princess Mary Demands Your Attention is a new play inspired by parts of Tolstoy’s War & Peace that tells the soulful story of Amari Bolkonski, a gay, black daydreamer suffering from agoraphobia and seemingly “stuck” in life while living with his overbearing mother. After a chance encounter with a ... Read More

Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601
312-443-3800

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/12/2015
The Pulitzer Prize finalist, hailed as “intensely smart, immensely funny” by The New York Times, makes its Chicago debut in a sharp new production. Grad school pals Catherine and Gwen pursued completely different lives after graduation. Catherine became a controversial author, while Gwen married Catherine’s ex-boyfriend Don and raised ... Read More

Signal Ensemble Theatre
Signal Ensemble Theatre
1802 W Berenice
Chicago, IL 60613
773-698-7389

Theatre Week - Drama
2/12/2015
A group of forty-somethings take their annual trip to 'Red Bud,' a championship motocross race. The group has nearly wrung their mutual friendship dry and uses the overnight camping party to relive past glories, play asinine games and beat the holy hell out of each other. Frustration, weirdness and ... Read More

Victory Gardens Theater
Victory Gardens Theater at the Biograph
2433 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/12/2015
Americans Katie and Craig are having a baby with Suraiya, a surrogate from India. As all three “parents” anxiously await the baby’s due date, Katie and Suraiya are attacked by flights of their imagination: a seductive Frenchman and a sharp-tongued fetus. Originally developed at Victory Gardens’ IGNITION New Play ... Read More

Porchlight Music Theatre
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-5252

Theatre Week - Musical
2/12/2015
In this first-ever Chicago production of the complete catalogue of a master’s career since its Broadway premiere, Stephen Sondheim's final say on his unparalleled body of work is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words and music featuring new arrangements of more than two-dozen Sondheim ... Read More

Mercury Theater Chicago
Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
773-325-1700

Theatre Week - Musical
2/12/2015
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family-The Musical. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, and Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa. The Addams Family-The Musical features an original story, and it’s ... Read More

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FAQ
How do I take part in Chicago Theatre Week?
Attend a show! Theatre Week specially-priced tickets went on sale at 10:00am CST January 6, 2015. There are limited quantities available, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase Theatre Week tickets in advance. All participating shows and offer details are listed on the Theatre Week website: ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.
Which theatres are involved?
Over 100 shows are participating in Chicago Theatre Week February 12-22, 2015. The complete list of participating shows and theatres can be found on ChicagoTheatreWeek.com. Participating theatres range from downtown venues to the suburbs, comedies, dramas, musicals, family theatre, and more.
Do tickets need to be purchased in advance?
It is highly recommended that patrons purchase their Theatre Week tickets in advance – Tickets are available now for performances taking place February 12-22, 2015. Theatre Week tickets are first come, first served. Please be aware that some shows will sell out.
CONTACTS
For Media/Press Inquiries
Cathy Taylor, Cathy Taylor Public Relations
773.564.9564
For Theatre Week Information
Laura Nair, League of Chicago Theatres
 
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