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...The theater closed in March and will
likely reopen May 2021.
Your donation will be crucial to help handle
operational costs and extend the life of this
magnificent theater and 100 years of history.
That history includes 2,000+ different events
during our 30 years tending to its
renovation, maintenance and
artistic endeavors. Trying to be
non-partisan and open to everyone.

 

We hope to see you soon in person.
Please recommend us to others.
All donations are tax deductible.


Yours truly

Zygmunt, Lela and Board of Directors

Prof A. Miller, M. Falendysz, CPA and

H. Kantner



 

 

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Polish Triangle beautication Chopin Theatre NFP

Nelson Algren fountain cover on the Polish Triangle, which is located across from Chopin Theatre, has seen better days. 

 

Learning that City's strained finances will not allow for fixing the issue this year, Chopin Theatre NFP offered to construct a new one painted with bright white and red holiday colors. Ald. Hopkins supported the idea and Department of Transporation will install it.  The work will be done in the currently empty theater.  Any assistance with construction materials, paint or labor ar welcomed.  


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Begins a Scar Photo & Poetry Project

Dear Friends,

We hope you're spending Thanksgiving weekend in happiness and safely surrounded by your closest ones during these critical times. Perhaps this also could be a time for reflection of our bigger, human family as well.

 

Recently I was honored to be a very small part of this extraordinary exhibition, Begins A Scar, a collaboration between world renown photographer Sandro Miller and poet and recipient of Library of Congress Bobbitt Prize Patricia Smith. It confronts the issue of name calling and the scars that follow. I have been identified by some of those names but I fully realize that other peoples "names" are much more devastating and have long lasting effects on their lives.

 

Hope that those powerful photographs and overwhelming poem brings more empathy to the subject.

 

Photos - Sandro Miller.  Poem - Patricia Smith

 

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Abstract artist’s concrete message in new North Side mural — ‘VOTE’ Mac Blackout in cooperation with BergArt and Chopin Theatre

Chicago Sun Times - "The Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park remains temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but a new marquee of sorts is encouraging people to participate in what will prove to be the culmination of a remarkable show: The Nov. 3 general election...McKenzie said. "I wanted to make it a big, positive message that didn't say which way to vote, one way or another, but try to create something and use my abstract visual language and artistic elements to create a feeling of positive presence and excitement....Chopin's owners both said it was important for them to display a non-partisan message to residents to exercise their right to vote". - Katie Anthony, 10/16/20


Full article here

Watch mural creation here

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Chicago Acts Together Week Chopin Theatre part of League of Chicago Theater campaign

Dear Friends
We are alive and still here
alongside 250+ Chicago theaters


"Chicago Acts Together Week" - "The past few months have been especially difficult for artists and theatres, but we are resilient. We are still planning and working towards the day that we can be together again to sing, act, dance, write, and create. While our stages may be dark, our creative spirit is brighter than ever".

Please watch the video and you'll see two of Chopin Theatre's last productions which were stopped because of Coronavirus..

 

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Verböten House Theatre of Chicago

From House Theatre of Chicago -  "In response to the mandate issued by the State of Illinois and City of Chicago on March 12, 2020 The House Theatre of Chicago has no other course of action than to cancel the remainder of the run of Verböten, as well as the one-night concert "A Night of Songs and Stories with Verböten composer Jason Narducy."

 

The House's production of Shakespeare's Henry V will be indefinitely postponed. If you have tickets to any of these events, The House will be in touch with you soon about your options".

 

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Hundred Days Kokandy Productions

From Kokandy Productions - "We are so proud of the cast and creative team of Hundred Days. It is for their safety, and the safety of our patrons, that we are canceling tonight's scheduled opening, and postponing the run of Hundred Days.

 

We will keep updating our followers as we have more information about an official rescheduling. Those who already have tickets can contact their place of purchase for a full refund, or consider donating the amount of the ticket back to the company.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding -- we look forward to seeing you soon, friends".

 

 

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