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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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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The Three Faces of Dr. Crippen Strange Tree Group

Strange Tree Group remounts The Three Faces of Dr. Crippen, what was once the most famous criminal investigation the world has known: the calamitously comedic tale of Dr. H. H. Crippen, England's most notoriously inept cellar murderer. Chased across the sea by destiny and Marconi's wireless telegraph, this factual (and fanciful) turn of century tragedy explores three versions of the life and death of this homicidal homeopath.

Highly Recommended by Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times

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