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Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party!
THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT! Armed with a quick wit and fabulous hairTyler Oakley has won the hearts of over five million YouTube subscribers with his weekly videos. Tyler’s sassy & hilarious vlogs have earned him two Teen Choice Awards, inclusion as one of The Advocate’s 40 Under 40 Emerging Voices, and an invite to the White House for a meeting with the President. Now, Tyler is packing up his living room and hitting the road for his first-ever live tour! Tyler’s Slumber Party is an one-of-a-kind live experience packed full of inside scoop, interactive games – and plenty of surprises! VIP ticket holders get an up close and personal meet and greet with everyone’s YouTube bestie! 
Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party!
Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party!
THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT! Armed with a quick wit and fabulous hairTyler Oakley has won the hearts of over five million YouTube subscribers with his weekly videos. Tyler’s sassy & hilarious vlogs have earned him two Teen Choice Awards, inclusion as one of The Advocate’s 40 Under 40 Emerging Voices, and an invite to the White House for a meeting with the President. Now, Tyler is packing up his living room and hitting the road for his first-ever live tour! Tyler’s Slumber Party is an one-of-a-kind live experience packed full of inside scoop, interactive games – and plenty of surprises! VIP ticket holders get an up close and personal meet and greet with everyone’s YouTube bestie! 
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Main Stage
October 4th
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Bablilonas
This is a music and multi-media, multi-cultural event project that incorporates Lithuanian, Eastern European, American jazz, R&B, Blues, Gospel, dance, Lithuanian folk, modern classical, and Latin influences into one performance piece.
Bablilonas
Bablilonas
This is a music and multi-media, multi-cultural event project that incorporates Lithuanian, Eastern European, American jazz, R&B, Blues, Gospel, dance, Lithuanian folk, modern classical, and Latin influences into one performance piece.
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Main Stage
October 11th 2014
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Damien Rice
Damien Rice releases his first album in 8 years – see his incredible live show first this October!

SOLD OUT!

Ticket price: $52
On Sale: Friday, September 19th at 10am CDT
Damien Rice
Damien Rice
Damien Rice releases his first album in 8 years – see his incredible live show first this October!

SOLD OUT!

Ticket price: $52
On Sale: Friday, September 19th at 10am CDT
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Main Stage
October 13th
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Maria Bamford
Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stonejust named her one of their 50 Funniest People! Maria recently recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as “fantastic” (Entertainment Weekly) a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine). She also recurred on fX’s critically-praised Louie and Comedy Central’s Kroll Show. Maria is the creator and star of the Chill.com direct-to-fans event Maria Bamford: the special special special, which Vulture.com named one of the Top 10 Stand-Up Specials of 2012, and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design and was described as a “cold blast of brilliance” by The New Yorker. Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie and currently contributes comedic voiceovers for many award-winning animations.

In terms of showbiz, Maria has made it and is swimming in a gravy boat, filled with scrumptious gravy. 
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Maria Bamford
Maria Bamford
Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stonejust named her one of their 50 Funniest People! Maria recently recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as “fantastic” (Entertainment Weekly) a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine). She also recurred on fX’s critically-praised Louie and Comedy Central’s Kroll Show. Maria is the creator and star of the Chill.com direct-to-fans event Maria Bamford: the special special special, which Vulture.com named one of the Top 10 Stand-Up Specials of 2012, and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design and was described as a “cold blast of brilliance” by The New Yorker. Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie and currently contributes comedic voiceovers for many award-winning animations.

In terms of showbiz, Maria has made it and is swimming in a gravy boat, filled with scrumptious gravy. 
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Main Stage
October 16th
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Chicago Dance Crash & LehrerDance
Chicago Dance Crash, described by the Chicago Tribune as “a compelling mixture of ballet, breakdancing, hip hop, martial arts and dangerous acrobatics,” brings their friends from Buffalo, NY… Jon Lehrer and LehrerDance along for an exciting new joint repertory concert… featuring a premier work by Benjamin Wardell and many more!
Chicago Dance Crash & LehrerDance
a part of Dance Chicago 2014
Chicago Dance Crash & LehrerDance
Chicago Dance Crash, described by the Chicago Tribune as “a compelling mixture of ballet, breakdancing, hip hop, martial arts and dangerous acrobatics,” brings their friends from Buffalo, NY… Jon Lehrer and LehrerDance along for an exciting new joint repertory concert… featuring a premier work by Benjamin Wardell and many more!
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Main Stage
October 18, 2014
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Chicago Tribune – Trib Nation

 

For questions concerning Trib Nation Events, please email TribNation@tribune.com or call 312-222-4369

Chicago Tribune – Trib Nation
Chicago Tribune – Trib Nation

 

For questions concerning Trib Nation Events, please email TribNation@tribune.com or call 312-222-4369

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UnVeiled
Nomi gets up close and personal by presenting works that expose their deepest thoughts, fears, and passions. The company aims to peel back the layers to reveal moments that shape their lives, careers, and relationships. Look forward to premieres from Nomi’s own Katie Carey and Brittany Reuss, as well as archiving critically acclaimed works by award winning choreographers Paul Christiano and Artistic Director Laura Kariotis. Don’t miss this stirring performance combined with Nomi’s own eclectic mix of artistry at its best! One Night Only!
UnVeiled
presented as part of Dance Chicago
UnVeiled
Nomi gets up close and personal by presenting works that expose their deepest thoughts, fears, and passions. The company aims to peel back the layers to reveal moments that shape their lives, careers, and relationships. Look forward to premieres from Nomi’s own Katie Carey and Brittany Reuss, as well as archiving critically acclaimed works by award winning choreographers Paul Christiano and Artistic Director Laura Kariotis. Don’t miss this stirring performance combined with Nomi’s own eclectic mix of artistry at its best! One Night Only!
This all-ages performance lasts 75 minutes including one 15-minute intermission.
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Main Stage
Nov 21
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Demetri Martin
Ticket price: $37.50
On Sale: Friday, September 19th at noon
AEG Live presents
Demetri Martin
Demetri Martin
Ticket price: $37.50
On Sale: Friday, September 19th at noon
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Main Stage
December 7th 2014
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The Nutcracker 2014
Every year, The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable journey with Marie as she travels from her home on Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets. For children, it is the opportunity to create new memories. For everyone, it is a time for sharing and giving among family and friends. 
The Nutcracker 2014
The Nutcracker 2014
Every year, The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable journey with Marie as she travels from her home on Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets. For children, it is the opportunity to create new memories. For everyone, it is a time for sharing and giving among family and friends. 
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Main Stage
December 13th - December 21st 2014
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Studio One
Take Me Out
Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the world champion New York Empires, is young, rich, famous, talented, handsome, and so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he’s gay, he assumes the news will be readily accepted by everyone. It isn’t. Friends, fans, and teammates react with ambivalence, and when the slipping Empires call up the young phenom Shane Mungitt to close their games, the ambivalence turns to violence. Angry, lonely, guilt-ridden and confused, Darren finds some unlikely solace in the form of friendship with his new business manager, Mason Marzac–a brilliant but repressed guy, who, as everyone around him copes with disenchantment, blooms in the ecstatic discovery of baseball.
Take Me Out
Take Me Out
Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the world champion New York Empires, is young, rich, famous, talented, handsome, and so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he’s gay, he assumes the news will be readily accepted by everyone. It isn’t. Friends, fans, and teammates react with ambivalence, and when the slipping Empires call up the young phenom Shane Mungitt to close their games, the ambivalence turns to violence. Angry, lonely, guilt-ridden and confused, Darren finds some unlikely solace in the form of friendship with his new business manager, Mason Marzac–a brilliant but repressed guy, who, as everyone around him copes with disenchantment, blooms in the ecstatic discovery of baseball.
Due to some nudity and strong language, this show is recommended for ages 16+. Performance lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

Call the box office at 773-935-6875 and ask about subscription packages!
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Studio One
Oct 3 - Nov 2
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Studio Two
Owners
Marion’s husband wants her dead, but she’s too busy to notice. The North London real estate market is booming, and she’s out to make a killing. A savage comedy from groundbreaking playwright, Caryl Churchill. Directed by Jeffry Stanton.
Owners
Owners
Marion’s husband wants her dead, but she’s too busy to notice. The North London real estate market is booming, and she’s out to make a killing. A savage comedy from groundbreaking playwright, Caryl Churchill. Directed by Jeffry Stanton.
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Studio Two
October 2nd - November 2nd
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6 Stories Up In Equality!
Six middle school students and their adult mentors with and without disabilities explore the struggle for equality in U.S. history and in their own lives.  This original musical is comppletely written and performed by the cast and is appropriate for audience members ages 9 and up and will also be enjoyed by adults.
6 Stories Up In Equality!
6 Stories Up In Equality!
Six middle school students and their adult mentors with and without disabilities explore the struggle for equality in U.S. history and in their own lives.  This original musical is comppletely written and performed by the cast and is appropriate for audience members ages 9 and up and will also be enjoyed by adults.
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Studio Two
November 7th - November 16th 2014
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A Klingon Christmas Carol
Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology.

The Dickens classic tale of ghosts and redemption adapted to reflect the Warrior Code of Honor and then translated into tlhIngan Hol (That’s the Klingon Language). This production of “A Klingon Christmas Carol” marks the fifth year of out-of-this-world holiday mayhem in Chicago.
A Klingon Christmas Carol
Now in its 5th year!
A Klingon Christmas Carol
Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology.

The Dickens classic tale of ghosts and redemption adapted to reflect the Warrior Code of Honor and then translated into tlhIngan Hol (That’s the Klingon Language). This production of “A Klingon Christmas Carol” marks the fifth year of out-of-this-world holiday mayhem in Chicago.
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Studio Two
Dec 4 - Dec 21
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Studio Three
The Clean House
Matilde is a Brazilian cleaning woman who would rather be a comedian and invent the perfect joke than clean a house. A runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize, The Clean House is a whimsical,wildly funny romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a native of Wilmette, Illinois that takes a poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.
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The Clean House
by Sarah Ruhl
The Clean House
Matilde is a Brazilian cleaning woman who would rather be a comedian and invent the perfect joke than clean a house. A runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize, The Clean House is a whimsical,wildly funny romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl, a native of Wilmette, Illinois that takes a poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.
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Studio Three
September 29th - October 25th
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Mud, River, Stone
The Lynn Nottage season concludes with the rarely produced Mud, River, Stone.  An African-American couple vacationing in Africa finds themselves stranded during the rainy season in the remains of a grand hotel when guests are taken hostage by an angry bellhop.  His demands are simple: grain for his village, and a blanket for his mother.
Mud, River, Stone
part of the 2014 Lynn Nottage Season
Mud, River, Stone
The Lynn Nottage season concludes with the rarely produced Mud, River, Stone.  An African-American couple vacationing in Africa finds themselves stranded during the rainy season in the remains of a grand hotel when guests are taken hostage by an angry bellhop.  His demands are simple: grain for his village, and a blanket for his mother.
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Studio Three
Nov 14 - Dec 6
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