AMAL - Chicago Premiere Combat Hippies (4th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival)

Sep 30 - Oct 3rd  

AMAL examines impact of war with equal parts humor and urgency.  Tough and tender, AMAL relays stories of veterans, refugees and civilians adjustment to life after war.


**CLATA is a part of a growing coalition of performing arts venues and producers across Chicagoland that have agreed upon Covid-19 Vaccination and Mask Requirements for audiences through the end of 2021.

 

This unified COVID-19 protection protocol will be in effect for indoor productions, requiring audience members to provide proof of vaccination or negative test certification upon entry and to wear masks **

 

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The Fifth World Teatro Vista

Oct 9-10


A live premiere listening immersive party of the first two episodes of a serial audio play about Sebastian Reyes who arrives in the small desert town of Palomas, Arizona to make his name producing a true crime story about a missing child in the desert.


**Teatro Vista is a part of a growing coalition of performing arts venues and producers across Chicagoland that have agreed upon Covid-19 Vaccination and Mask Requirements for audiences through the end of 2021.


This unified COVID-19 protection protocol will be in effect for indoor productions, requiring audience members to provide proof of vaccination or negative test certification upon entry and to wear masks **

 

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Corazon de Papel: historias del Huracan (Midwest Premiere) Aqua, Sol y Sereno (4th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival)

Oct 14 - 17

A teacher/writer, who lost his job and inspiration, hears the whispers of the thousands of unaccounted dead from Hurricane María, bringing to light their stories of the events and the absence of an effective response. 


**CLATA is a part of a growing coalition of performing arts venues and producers across Chicagoland that have agreed upon Covid-19 Vaccination and Mask Requirements for audiences through the end of 2021.

This unified COVID-19 protection protocol will be in effect for indoor productions, requiring audience members to provide proof of vaccination or negative test certification upon entry and to wear masks ** 

 

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House of the Exquisite Corpse Rough House Theatre

Oct 7 - 30

Descend into the HOUSE OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE, an all-new immersive anthology of horror told through peep-show puppetry. Rough House has assembled six teams of Chicago's most ingenious puppet artists to concoct six unique visions of intimate horror.  Brave the halls of a cursed and ancient house to peer through keyholes, cracks, and hidden doors to discover surreal worlds that will terrify and amaze.


**Rough House Theatre is a part of a growing coalition of performing arts venues and producers across Chicagoland that have agreed upon Covid-19 Requirements for audiences. Please click Tickets Link to read their COVID safety, disclaimers and protocol before attending their indoor performances ** 

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Create Your Garden Chopin Theatre with Heart & Bone

February-September 


Throughout our fundraising we are trying to give something back to our community.
First last Fall we replaced the deteriorating gloomy fountain cover at the Polish Triangle across Chopin with new brightly colored holiday cover to give people hope and feeling of safety.

In late February we covered the now famous VOTE mural by Mac Blackout with a new beautiful one from Kelsey and Andrew w/Heart & Bone Signs. This new mural paraphrases slightly Voltaire's Candide quote - "tend your own garden".

We hope that even in these desperate times that each of us can do something meaningful. And hopefully the sign with its awesome flowers, cheers up those passing and driving by.

 

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Dateline NBC

A lot of Chopin walls & and furniture were used for another full of mystery episode of Dateline airing in May on NBC.

To see Meade Jorgenson, Julie Kim, Bob Lapp, Natalie Morales, Mridula Rajagopal, Mark Ringo and Mike Simon in action was really something special.

 

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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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Illumination 2020 ClayCo Foundation

Chopin Theatre was proud to lend its facility for a taping to fundraise for  ClayCo Foundation's very noble cause of fighting RCVL (retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy). See details below and watch 

 

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Polish Triangle making it beautiful Chopin Theatre Productions

Nelson Algren fountain cover on the Polish Triangle, which is located across from Chopin Theatre, has seen better days. It was deteriorated, unsafe and depressing. So we decided to do something about it to make you smile!....

 

 

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Abstract artists concrete message in new North Side mural 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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