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2017 Central Pole Championships: Amateur Days
MAY 27 & 28 2017

The Central Pole Championships is the regional qualifier for the U.S. National Pole Championships finals. We are an all-ages event, celebrating the art and sport of pole dancing. Over 150 performances, five skill levels, and four age groups.

Amateur tickets are good for either day; exchanges can easily be facilitated for no extra charge by calling, emailing, or coming to our box office.

Box Office 773.935.6875 (open seven days a week at noon)

2017 Central Pole Championships: Amateur Days
MAY 27 & 28 2017
2017 Central Pole Championships: Amateur Days

The Central Pole Championships is the regional qualifier for the U.S. National Pole Championships finals. We are an all-ages event, celebrating the art and sport of pole dancing. Over 150 performances, five skill levels, and four age groups.

Amateur tickets are good for either day; exchanges can easily be facilitated for no extra charge by calling, emailing, or coming to our box office.

Box Office 773.935.6875 (open seven days a week at noon)

All-ages. Amateur Days last 8 hours without intermission.
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MAY 27 & 28 2017
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Patton Oswalt
June 2, 2017

truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present Patton Oswalt, who is filming each of these shows during the 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival for his next comedy special!

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his Grammy-nominated comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertain audiences. In April, Oswalt released his sixth comedy special “Talking for Clapping” (Netflix) and can currently be seen on Netflix’s new show “Lady Dynamite,” starring with fellow comedian Maria Bamford, and on HBO’s “Veep.” He also recently finished shooting the big-screen adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle, alongside Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega.

Single Tickets for this show are SOLD OUT!

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Patton Oswalt
June 2, 2017
Patton Oswalt

truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present Patton Oswalt, who is filming each of these shows during the 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival for his next comedy special!

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his Grammy-nominated comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertain audiences. In April, Oswalt released his sixth comedy special “Talking for Clapping” (Netflix) and can currently be seen on Netflix’s new show “Lady Dynamite,” starring with fellow comedian Maria Bamford, and on HBO’s “Veep.” He also recently finished shooting the big-screen adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle, alongside Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega.

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The Onion’s VIP Badge is still available!

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Main Stage
June 2, 2017
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Nathan For You: Season 4 Sneak Peek and Q&A
June 3rd 2017

truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present a sneak preview to the fourth season of “Nathan For You” and a Q&A with Nathan Fielder during the 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival.

Nathan Fielder can currently be seen as the writer, director, and star of his hit Comedy Central series “Nathan For You,” which will soon return for a fourth season. Fielder also wrote and performed on the series “Jon Benjamin Has a Van” and “Important Things with Demetri Martin.”

Fielder has guest starred in many shows as well, including “Drunk History,” “The Kroll Show,” “The League,” and “Childrens Hospital.” Additionally, he has lent his voice to hit animated series including “The Simpsons” and “Bob’s Burgers.”

Hailing from Canada, Nathan is also well known for his online shorts and his weekly segments on the acclaimed CBC comedy series “This Hour Has  22 Minutes.” For his work on “22 Minutes,” Fielder received a Canadian Comedy Award, a Writer’s Guild Award, and was nominated for a Gemini.

In July 2014, Nathan received the Breakout Comedy Star of the Year award at the 2014 Just For Laughs Comedy Awards.

Nathan For You: Season 4 Sneak Peek and Q&A
June 3rd 2017
Season 4 Sneak Peek and Q&A with Nathan Fielder
Nathan For You: Season 4 Sneak Peek and Q&A

truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present a sneak preview to the fourth season of “Nathan For You” and a Q&A with Nathan Fielder during the 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival.

Nathan Fielder can currently be seen as the writer, director, and star of his hit Comedy Central series “Nathan For You,” which will soon return for a fourth season. Fielder also wrote and performed on the series “Jon Benjamin Has a Van” and “Important Things with Demetri Martin.”

Fielder has guest starred in many shows as well, including “Drunk History,” “The Kroll Show,” “The League,” and “Childrens Hospital.” Additionally, he has lent his voice to hit animated series including “The Simpsons” and “Bob’s Burgers.”

Hailing from Canada, Nathan is also well known for his online shorts and his weekly segments on the acclaimed CBC comedy series “This Hour Has  22 Minutes.” For his work on “22 Minutes,” Fielder received a Canadian Comedy Award, a Writer’s Guild Award, and was nominated for a Gemini.

In July 2014, Nathan received the Breakout Comedy Star of the Year award at the 2014 Just For Laughs Comedy Awards.

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Main Stage
June 3rd 2017
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Visceral Studio Company 2017 Performance
June 10

Visceral Studio Company returns to the Athenaeum Theatre for their annual show highlighting the work of these talented young artists, with choreography of Founder/Artistic Director, Nick Pupillo.

Visceral Studio Company 2017 Performance
June 10
Visceral Studio Company 2017 Performance

Visceral Studio Company returns to the Athenaeum Theatre for their annual show highlighting the work of these talented young artists, with choreography of Founder/Artistic Director, Nick Pupillo.

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June 10
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Define Yourself 2017
June 11

Please join us for the show of the year. Definition Dance Academy’s annual dance recital will be the show of the summer. From ages 2-18 come see these amazing Chicago artists perform!

Define Yourself 2017
June 11
Annual Dance Recital
Define Yourself 2017

Please join us for the show of the year. Definition Dance Academy’s annual dance recital will be the show of the summer. From ages 2-18 come see these amazing Chicago artists perform!

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June 11
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New Dances 2017
July 15 & 16

Thodos Dance Chicago celebrates 17 years of dance creation with its annual New Dances choreography project and performances. Be part of an amazing evening of new dance discovery when TDC’s Ensemble members present their world premiere works.

New Dances 2017
July 15 & 16
New Dances 2017

Thodos Dance Chicago celebrates 17 years of dance creation with its annual New Dances choreography project and performances. Be part of an amazing evening of new dance discovery when TDC’s Ensemble members present their world premiere works.

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July 15 & 16
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Kids Write It!
July 27 - 7:30PM

Join Barrel of Monkeys for a magical night of stories written by kids and performed by some of the Chicago’s most talented actors and musicians. Join us as we perform stories from each of our 20 years, and honor the many alumni of our arts education programs in Chicago public schools and parks.

Kids Write It!
July 27 - 7:30PM
20 Years of Intergenerational Storytelling
Kids Write It!

Join Barrel of Monkeys for a magical night of stories written by kids and performed by some of the Chicago’s most talented actors and musicians. Join us as we perform stories from each of our 20 years, and honor the many alumni of our arts education programs in Chicago public schools and parks.

All-ages. Performance lasts 2 hours including one 15-minute intermission.
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July 27 - 7:30PM
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2017 NANBF/IPE Windy City Natural
August 19, 2017

The battle to win a Pro Status…Pros competing for over $20,000 in winnings…Awards to be won…Top of the line stage production!!!

You want to be motivated beyond belief???Come and witness the 2017 Windy City Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships and feel the energy run through your body!!!

2017 NANBF/IPE Windy City Natural
August 19, 2017
Bodybuilding & Fitness Competition
2017 NANBF/IPE Windy City Natural

The battle to win a Pro Status…Pros competing for over $20,000 in winnings…Awards to be won…Top of the line stage production!!!

You want to be motivated beyond belief???Come and witness the 2017 Windy City Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships and feel the energy run through your body!!!

All-ages. Each competition lasts 5 hours with varying breaks.
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Main Stage
August 19, 2017
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Willy Wonka, Jr.
August 25 & 26 2017

Dream Big’s 3rd Annual Production Camp proudly presents Willy Wonka Jr! Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. This professionally produced production performed by 2nd-8th graders is an impressive treat your whole family won’t want to miss! Whether your child loves musicals already or this is their first introduction to live theater, they will be inspired and thrilled by the magic on stage, performed by kids just like them!

Willy Wonka, Jr.
August 25 & 26 2017
Willy Wonka, Jr.

Dream Big’s 3rd Annual Production Camp proudly presents Willy Wonka Jr! Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. This professionally produced production performed by 2nd-8th graders is an impressive treat your whole family won’t want to miss! Whether your child loves musicals already or this is their first introduction to live theater, they will be inspired and thrilled by the magic on stage, performed by kids just like them!

This all-ages performance lasts 90 minutes with no intermission. Children under 2 are free, but must sit on a guardian's lap.
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August 25 & 26 2017
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Max Amini Live in Chicago
Sept 9, 2017
Max Amini Live in Chicago
Sept 9, 2017
Max Amini Live in Chicago
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Sept 9, 2017
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Ariane et Bachus by Marin Marais
9/30, 10/1, 10/3

A perfectly balanced blend of glorious music, poetry, dance, and spectacle, based on a story of betrayal, revenge, and love. Haymarket Opera Company offers Chicago audiences the first chance ever to see this gem of a Marin Marais opera outside Paris, and the first chance for anyone, anywhere to see it since 1696!

Ariane et Bachus by Marin Marais
9/30, 10/1, 10/3
Ariane et Bachus by Marin Marais

A perfectly balanced blend of glorious music, poetry, dance, and spectacle, based on a story of betrayal, revenge, and love. Haymarket Opera Company offers Chicago audiences the first chance ever to see this gem of a Marin Marais opera outside Paris, and the first chance for anyone, anywhere to see it since 1696!

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9/30, 10/1, 10/3
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Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour
October 14
Edgy political satire ….the 2017 Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour is completely irreverent, no anyone person or institution is safe.
Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour
October 14
Presented by WCPT 820
Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour
Edgy political satire ….the 2017 Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour is completely irreverent, no anyone person or institution is safe.
Event lasts 2 hours 15 minutes without intermission. Not for all ages, due to strong language.
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October 14
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Crash Year 15
November 18, 2017
Chicago Dance Crash, one of the premiere hip hop/contemporary dance companies in the country, will be celebrating their 15th year with some of their favorite repertory dance works, a few jokes, a few surprises, and tons of fun!
Crash Year 15
November 18, 2017
The 15th Anniversary of Hip Hop/Contemporary Fusion
Crash Year 15
Chicago Dance Crash, one of the premiere hip hop/contemporary dance companies in the country, will be celebrating their 15th year with some of their favorite repertory dance works, a few jokes, a few surprises, and tons of fun!
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November 18, 2017
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Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake
Sun, Nov 19

Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production for the first time includes the rarely seen Waltz of the Black Swans, and features Russia’s brightest ballet stars.

Odette, a beautiful princess, falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Only Prince Siegfried’s devotion can save her.

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake combines pure romanticism and tragedy, in a magical tale of love and deception. The glorious score and gravity-defying choreography have enchanted audiences for over a century, and continue to inspire new generations of dancers and music lovers of all ages.

All-ages. Performance lasts 2 hours 30 minutes with two 15-minute intermissions.

Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake
Sun, Nov 19
Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake

Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production for the first time includes the rarely seen Waltz of the Black Swans, and features Russia’s brightest ballet stars.

Odette, a beautiful princess, falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Only Prince Siegfried’s devotion can save her.

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake combines pure romanticism and tragedy, in a magical tale of love and deception. The glorious score and gravity-defying choreography have enchanted audiences for over a century, and continue to inspire new generations of dancers and music lovers of all ages.

All-ages. Performance lasts 2 hours 30 minutes with two 15-minute intermissions.

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Sun, Nov 19
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Studio One
The Radiant
May 18th - June 11th 2017
Genesis Theatrical productions is proud to announce the Chicago premiere of The Radiant by acclaimed playwright Shirley Lauro. This powerful and poignant play portrays the tempestuous life of scientist Marie Curie (nee Sklodowska) struggling for acceptance in turn of the century Europe. The Radiant will be directed by Kaitlin Taylor.
The Radiant
May 18th - June 11th 2017
A play about Marie Curie
The Radiant
Genesis Theatrical productions is proud to announce the Chicago premiere of The Radiant by acclaimed playwright Shirley Lauro. This powerful and poignant play portrays the tempestuous life of scientist Marie Curie (nee Sklodowska) struggling for acceptance in turn of the century Europe. The Radiant will be directed by Kaitlin Taylor.
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Studio One
May 18th - June 11th 2017
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Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies
June 15 - July 2

t’s early evening of the 1939 Academy Awards–young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress in Dark Victory, and the Los Angeles Times LEAKS the OSCAR winners EARLY!! “This year Vivian Leigh will take home the Oscar for Best Actress!”

…With newspaper in hand the BOLD, DEFIANT and DISILLUSIONED Bette Davis decides to leave! Journey into the young starlet’s battle to win freedom from the grip and control of Hollywood’s studio moguls. Witness Bette’s most defining moments as a tenacious young actor fighting her way to the top!! See what happens when someone who always wins…loses.

BDAFS has performed in Edinburgh, Scotland receiving glowing 5-star reviews, had a run at The St. James London, a sold-out off-broadway run at 59E59 Theaters, and toured performing arts centers in Chicago, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York.

5 Stars “Brilliant hour of Theater. A performance that was worthy of an Oscar.” –Mumble Theatre
5 Stars “Sherr is mesmerizing to watch–a dynamic performance.” –Edinburgh Guide
4 Stars “She is sardonic, sultry, sexy, vicious and vivacious, dominating the stage from word one (Bette would’ve been proud).” –Broadway Baby

Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies
June 15 - July 2
A 5-Star Solo Show
Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies

t’s early evening of the 1939 Academy Awards–young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress in Dark Victory, and the Los Angeles Times LEAKS the OSCAR winners EARLY!! “This year Vivian Leigh will take home the Oscar for Best Actress!”

…With newspaper in hand the BOLD, DEFIANT and DISILLUSIONED Bette Davis decides to leave! Journey into the young starlet’s battle to win freedom from the grip and control of Hollywood’s studio moguls. Witness Bette’s most defining moments as a tenacious young actor fighting her way to the top!! See what happens when someone who always wins…loses.

BDAFS has performed in Edinburgh, Scotland receiving glowing 5-star reviews, had a run at The St. James London, a sold-out off-broadway run at 59E59 Theaters, and toured performing arts centers in Chicago, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York.

5 Stars “Brilliant hour of Theater. A performance that was worthy of an Oscar.” –Mumble Theatre
5 Stars “Sherr is mesmerizing to watch–a dynamic performance.” –Edinburgh Guide
4 Stars “She is sardonic, sultry, sexy, vicious and vivacious, dominating the stage from word one (Bette would’ve been proud).” –Broadway Baby

A 5-Star Solo Show
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June 15 - July 2
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Studio Two
The Liar, by David Ives
April 21 - May 27 2017

Driven by the character of Dorante, The Liar is constantly reinventing his life and telling wild, compelling stories. This play takes the classic French farce and revives it with fresh, modern language that pulls conventions and linguistic stylings from the past while creating a dynamic new rendition of the story.

The Liar, by David Ives
April 21 - May 27 2017
adapted from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille
The Liar, by David Ives

Driven by the character of Dorante, The Liar is constantly reinventing his life and telling wild, compelling stories. This play takes the classic French farce and revives it with fresh, modern language that pulls conventions and linguistic stylings from the past while creating a dynamic new rendition of the story.

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Studio Two
April 21 - May 27 2017
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Gidion’s Knot
6/2/17 - 7/2/17

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Gidion’s Knot
6/2/17 - 7/2/17
Gidion’s Knot

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Recommended for ages 13+, due to strong language. Performance lasts 90 minutes without intermission.
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Studio Two
6/2/17 - 7/2/17
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Iron Irene: A Musical Fable
July 13-16

Written by Liz Falstreau and composed by Ashley Flanagan, “Iron Irene: A Musical Fable,” is a new musical fable that tells the story of two sisters and their fight for equality, family, and a better life in post-civil war Wyoming.

Iron Irene: A Musical Fable
July 13-16
Iron Irene: A Musical Fable

Written by Liz Falstreau and composed by Ashley Flanagan, “Iron Irene: A Musical Fable,” is a new musical fable that tells the story of two sisters and their fight for equality, family, and a better life in post-civil war Wyoming.

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Studio Two
July 13-16
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“Black!”
July 20 - 30

This show highlights the nuances and life perspectives of various people who are from the ‘Black global Community’. There are many stereotypes that exist which seem to ‘mesh’ all black people and their stories together. The truth is that there are distinct differences, yet, a very definite similarity between black people from all walks of life. There’s an African, African American, Caribbean and even English or European perspective to consider. These are still only a few in consideration of the much larger picture. Last but not least is the conversation regarding the usage of ‘Black verses African American’?

Each carry distorted and often exaggerated opinions about the other, which is a way to distinguish a separation, even though in truth, we are more alike than otherwise. These factors are well known within the black community, as well known as the unspoken disparity between light skinned blacks verses those who are darker in colour.

Those who live ‘outside’ the black daily experience may never know or realize the inner discrimination that has existed for years. But where did it come from? And why does it still exist?

“Black!”
July 20 - 30
A One Man Show About Color and Indentity
“Black!”

This show highlights the nuances and life perspectives of various people who are from the ‘Black global Community’. There are many stereotypes that exist which seem to ‘mesh’ all black people and their stories together. The truth is that there are distinct differences, yet, a very definite similarity between black people from all walks of life. There’s an African, African American, Caribbean and even English or European perspective to consider. These are still only a few in consideration of the much larger picture. Last but not least is the conversation regarding the usage of ‘Black verses African American’?

Each carry distorted and often exaggerated opinions about the other, which is a way to distinguish a separation, even though in truth, we are more alike than otherwise. These factors are well known within the black community, as well known as the unspoken disparity between light skinned blacks verses those who are darker in colour.

Those who live ‘outside’ the black daily experience may never know or realize the inner discrimination that has existed for years. But where did it come from? And why does it still exist?

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Studio Two
July 20 - 30
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Shockheaded Peter
8/12 - 9/16

In this Chicago Storefront Premiere musical, a sinister but incompetent master of ceremonies leads the audience through the tale of a childless couple that has their fondest wish granted in the most delightfully dreadful way imaginable, accompanied by vignettes in which the hilariously horrible fates that befall naughty children everywhere are brought to darkly comedic life. Featuring music composed by the Tiger Lillies, this musical returns to the Athenaeum (and Chicago) for the first time since the show toured here with the original cast in 2001 in its first homegrown production by Black Button Eyes Productions.

Shockheaded Peter
8/12 - 9/16
Shockheaded Peter

In this Chicago Storefront Premiere musical, a sinister but incompetent master of ceremonies leads the audience through the tale of a childless couple that has their fondest wish granted in the most delightfully dreadful way imaginable, accompanied by vignettes in which the hilariously horrible fates that befall naughty children everywhere are brought to darkly comedic life. Featuring music composed by the Tiger Lillies, this musical returns to the Athenaeum (and Chicago) for the first time since the show toured here with the original cast in 2001 in its first homegrown production by Black Button Eyes Productions.

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Studio Two
8/12 - 9/16
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Studio Three
Naked Boys Singing!
June 9 - July 2nd

The Naked Boys are back in Chicago! This hilarious review features 16 original songs, 8 beautiful men and no clothes – a winning combination if ever there was one! Audiences and critics alike have hailed Naked Boys Singing! As a surefire crowd pleaser. Come celebrate pride with this delightful and original music treat.

Naked Boys Singing!
June 9 - July 2nd
Naked Boys Singing!

The Naked Boys are back in Chicago! This hilarious review features 16 original songs, 8 beautiful men and no clothes – a winning combination if ever there was one! Audiences and critics alike have hailed Naked Boys Singing! As a surefire crowd pleaser. Come celebrate pride with this delightful and original music treat.

Not for all ages, due to nudity and strong language. Performance lasts 85 minutes without intermission.
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Studio Three
June 9 - July 2nd
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Megastasis
Jul 13 - Aug 13

Nineteen-year-old Tray loves his grandfather and loves caring for his infant daughter, hoping one day to marry the baby’s mother. But in the War on Drugs, a joint at a party becomes a major military provocation, and Tray unwittingly falls into a black hole of bewilderment, rearranging his plans and his life. Workshopped through New Works Brooklyn at Brooklyn College and New York Theatre Workshop. Directed by Aaron Todd Douglas.

Megastasis
Jul 13 - Aug 13
part of the 2017 Kia Corthron Season
Megastasis

Nineteen-year-old Tray loves his grandfather and loves caring for his infant daughter, hoping one day to marry the baby’s mother. But in the War on Drugs, a joint at a party becomes a major military provocation, and Tray unwittingly falls into a black hole of bewilderment, rearranging his plans and his life. Workshopped through New Works Brooklyn at Brooklyn College and New York Theatre Workshop. Directed by Aaron Todd Douglas.

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Studio Three
Jul 13 - Aug 13
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Pants, Pants, Pants
Aug 25 & 26

In Pants, Pants, Pants we stay alive, we stay positive, and we entertain. Through show tunes, fast choreography, interviews and games, balloons and break away walls, Mocrep and Ludwig Abraham team up to beg the question “What is entertainment?”. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be part of something new and exciting, like nothing you’ve seen before. Our sharped dressed, multi-talented, handsome cast will leave you wanting more Pants, Pants, Pants!

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Pants, Pants, Pants
Aug 25 & 26
Pants, Pants, Pants

In Pants, Pants, Pants we stay alive, we stay positive, and we entertain. Through show tunes, fast choreography, interviews and games, balloons and break away walls, Mocrep and Ludwig Abraham team up to beg the question “What is entertainment?”. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be part of something new and exciting, like nothing you’ve seen before. Our sharped dressed, multi-talented, handsome cast will leave you wanting more Pants, Pants, Pants!

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Studio Three
Aug 25 & 26
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Ladies First
Sept 14 - 17

Ladies First is an evening-length collaboration consisting of three independent but connected pieces. Using sound, film, movement, and object manipulation, we explore societal views of femininity, competition, durability, and gaze.

Through our own personal experiences, we write, discuss, and dissect what it means to be a woman. We’re learning how to build each other up, combat the negative ways that women are portrayed, and find self-love, compassion, and sisterhood.
Ladies First
Sept 14 - 17
Ladies First

Ladies First is an evening-length collaboration consisting of three independent but connected pieces. Using sound, film, movement, and object manipulation, we explore societal views of femininity, competition, durability, and gaze.

Through our own personal experiences, we write, discuss, and dissect what it means to be a woman. We’re learning how to build each other up, combat the negative ways that women are portrayed, and find self-love, compassion, and sisterhood.
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Studio Three
Sept 14 - 17
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Breath, Boom
Nov 9 - Dec 17

The 2017 Kia Corthron Season concludes with Breath, Boom. A startling acute portrayal of Prix, a hardened female gang member in New York, whose only escape from her narrow, abusive life is an obsession with creating the perfect fireworks display. The play is based heavily on research into the lives of young women who choose to lead violent lives on the streets.

It captures the tough and often poetic language that people who inhabit a world cut off from normal existence use to both mask and portray a perilous existence. Mignon McPherson Stewart makes her Eclipse directorial debut.

Breath, Boom
Nov 9 - Dec 17
part of the 2017 Kia Corthron Season
Breath, Boom

The 2017 Kia Corthron Season concludes with Breath, Boom. A startling acute portrayal of Prix, a hardened female gang member in New York, whose only escape from her narrow, abusive life is an obsession with creating the perfect fireworks display. The play is based heavily on research into the lives of young women who choose to lead violent lives on the streets.

It captures the tough and often poetic language that people who inhabit a world cut off from normal existence use to both mask and portray a perilous existence. Mignon McPherson Stewart makes her Eclipse directorial debut.

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Studio Three
Nov 9 - Dec 17
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