United Flight 232 House Theatre of Chicago

 

“I love you, hurry home. I love you.” On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 headed for O’Hare with 296 people aboard is paralyzed mid-air. The crew hold back their own panic as they work to keep the plane from rolling out of the sky and crashing to the ground. Over the course of 44 minutes, all on board contemplate their fate as the descend for an emergency landing towards Sioux City, Iowa. As they plummet, we hear their own words mix with intimate, swirling scenes of neatly packed rows, chairs, and airplane wings. And we’ll experience the passengers’ terror turn not to panic, but to the most exceptional human kindness, illuminating the very best of what we are.
 
Drawing on the interviews and research conducted by Evanston author Laurence Gonzales for his critically acclaimed book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival, this brand new play is a reflection of our inherent sense of responsibility and compassion towards one another.

Feb 29th - May 1st - Drawing on the interviews and research conducted by Evanston author Laurence Gonzales for his critically acclaimed book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival, this brand new play is a reflection of our inherent sense of responsibility and compassion towards one another.

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Death & Harry Houdini House Theatre of Chicago

 

After playing sold-out crowds in Chicago and Miami from January through August of 2012 and again in the summer of 2013, we're thrilled to bring back this dynamic, award-winning, magic-filled production.
 
A ringmaster leads us through the events of Harry’s life, all told through stunning magic, poignent dialogue and original music. We travel from the untimely passing of his father, through his first tent shows with his younger brother Theo, meeting his wife Bess, and beginning a journey towards fame on the Vaudeville circuit. All the while, Harry feels Death close on his heels and he won’t rest until he’s conquered him once and for all. Harry will walk on broken glass, swallow razor blades and risk his life in the Water Torture Cell, but will he pull off an escape from Death? Marvel with us as Houdini battles Death once more.

May - Aug'2016 - After playing sold-out crowds in Chicago and Miami from January through August of 2012 and again in the summer of 2013, we're thrilled to bring back this dynamic, award-winning, magic-filled production. 

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Twisted Knots Chicago Commercial Collective

April 25th - June 16th - "Twisted Knots" a smart and sexy new drama written by Dale Danner and directed by Tara Branham. A down and out salesman hires an escort for New Years Eve in a Gold Coast hotel. But the night has several kinks in it, not least because Frank's date (and his job) aren't what they dreamed they would be."

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MACBETH Theatre Y

Oct 10th - Dec 4th - Theatre Y, after a year long collaboration with one of France's most lauded contemporary actors, presents Shakespeare's MACBETH. Georges Bigot, also of Theatre du Soleil fame, hunts for the paradox that animates the nightmare of MACBETH: 'that a passion for this world means devouring it, that a kiss is the beginning of cannibalism (Georges Bataille). 

This presentation by Theatre Y and director Georges Bigot is a part of Chicago Shakespeare's yearlong Shakespeare celebration. 

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