Sneak Peak Part Five: Theaters in West and South neighborhoods

 

Sometimes theater companies perform in more than one space and some venues host more than one resident theater company. Looking at the venues west of I 94 you find both so some of these companies have been listed elsewhere. Also, be sure to check out what’s playing at the fine theaters south of the loop such as Court Theatre and The Chicago Children’s Theatre.

One of the spaces at The Den, a popular multi-show venue. (The Den photo)
One of the spaces at The Den, a popular multi-show venue. (The Den photo)

West

Chopin Theatre

A Multi theater venue at 1543 W. Division St. has “Borealis” by The House Theatre of Chicago Aug. 30-Oct. 21 and Rough House Theatre will be doing the “Walls of Harrow House” in October.

For tickets and other information call (773) 278-1500 and visit Chopin Theatre.

 

The Den Theatre

A multi-theater venue at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave, The Den’s resident companies include Broken Nose, Firebrand, First Floor, Griffin, Haven, New Colony and WildClaw but it also hosts other companies. Here are some of the plays performing at The Den in the 2018-19 season

For thickets and other information  call (773) 697-3830 and visit The Den Broken NoseFirst Floor, The New ColonyGriffin, Firebrand,  Haven and WildClaw.

New Colony is continuing the production of “The Light” at the Theatre on the Lake through Aug. 24, then is doing  “Fun Harmless War Machine” Oct. 3-Nov. 4. It continues in 2019 with “Small World” Mar 27-May 5. New Colony is on second floor of the Den. (773) 413-0862.

Grifin is continuing “The Harvest” through Aug. 25.  The Jacobins are doing “The Book of Sebastian” Aug. 24-Sept. 1 and Broken Nose is doing “Plainclothes” Nov. 9- Dec. 15.

New American Folk Theatre has “Scraps” Sept. 1-29 and WildClaw has “Second Skin” Sept. 11-Oct. 13.

Interrobang which is listed here later at its own space will be doing “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” Mondays Sept. 24-Nov. 12 and First Floor is doing “Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies” Oct. 20-Nov. 17, “Mike Pence, Sex Dream” beginning Feb. 18 and “I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard” beginning Apr. 19.

Firebrand is doing “Caroline Or Change” Sept. 22-Oct. 28 and The Haven has “Directors Haven” Oct. 13-31 that showcases plays by Charlotte Drover, Airos Sung-En Medill and Dani Wieder.

The Haven continues in 2019 with “The Total Bent” Feb. 7-Mar. 10 and “Kiss” July 18-Aug. 11 and First Floor is doing “Mike Pense, Sex Dream” beginning Feb. 18 and “I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard” beginning Apr. 19.

The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. is doing “Cosmologies” Oct. 19-Dec. 9.  For tickets and other information call  (773) 283-7071 and visit The Gift Theatre.

 

Interrobang Theatre

The theatre is doing  “The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia” at its new location at Rivendell Theatre,  5779 N.Ridge Rd. Sept. 7-Oct. 6. In 2019 Interrobang is doing “I Call My Brothers” Jan. 5-Feb. 2  and “Utility” Apr. 5-May 4.

For tickets, show locations and other information call (312) 219-4140 and visit Interrobang Theatre Project.

 

Trap Door Theatre  is at 1655 W.Cortland St. Trap Door is doing “Naked” Sept. 20-Oct. 27. For tickets and other information call (773) 384-0494 and visit Trap Door.

 

South

Court Theatre on the University of Chicago campus. (Court Theatre photo)
Court Theatre on the University of Chicago campus. (Court Theatre photo)

Court Theatre

The theatre is at the west end of the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus at 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

The season starts with “Radio Golf” Aug. 30-Sept 30 and then “Frankenstein” Nov 1- Dec. 2. It continues in 2019 with “Photograph 51” Jan. 17-Feb.17, “For Colored Girls (Who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf)” March 14-Apr.14 and “The Adventures of Augie March” May 9-June 9.

For tickets and other information call  (773) 753-4472 and visit Court Theatre.

 

Free Street Theater https://www.freestreet.org/

Free Street Theater has a space at 1419 W.Blackhawk but is doing “Meet Juan(ito) Doe” Now thru Sept 7, Fridays at The Storyfront 4346 S. Ashland Ave.

For tickets and other information call (773) 772-7248 and visit Free Street Theater.

 

The Station

The venue is home to the Chicago Children’s Theatre at 100 S. Racine Ave.

Chicago Children’s Theatre is doing “Frederick” Oct. 9-Nov. 11 and “The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party”  Dec 8- 24 then “X Marks the Spot, An Extrasensory Experience,” Jan. 22-Mar. 3, 2019.

For tickets and other information call (773) 227-0180 and visit Chicago Childrens Theatre.

 

 

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