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Hard Times
  • Location: Lookingglass Theatre Company
  • Address: 821 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
  • Phone: (312) 337-0665
  • Dates: October 4, 2017 - January 14, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Hard Times
    Adapted and Directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman
    From the Book by Charles Dickens
    In Association with The Actors Gymnasium
    Featuring Ensemble Members David Catlin returning to the role of Stephen Blackpool, Raymond Fox returning to the role of Mr. Gradgrind and Artistic Associate Troy West returning to the role of Mr. Bounderby

    Lookingglass launches its 30th Season with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times.

    A Dickensian carnival of characters inhabits the streets of smoke-choked Coketown: grim Mr. Gradgrind’s school churns out joyless students; poor Stephen Blackpool toils in the nearby mines; and mill-owner Mr. Bounderby, full of bluster and bombast, presides over it all. Only when a traveling circus alights nearby, and young orphan Sissy Jupe enters their world, does a ray of hope shine through.

    Artistic Director Heidi Stillman adapts and directs this timeless love-letter to the power of beauty, hope, and imagination.
Hard Times
  • Location: Lookingglass Theatre Company
  • Address: 821 N. Michigan Ave.
  • October 4, 2017 - January 14, 2018
  • Lookingglass Theatre Company
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday