Venue Details

48 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Studio
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
773-278-1500
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Be comfortable.
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Goldstar Member
The Merlot was weak.
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Phyllis
Parking was spotty. We found a spot but walked a bit.
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Mark
Easy parking in Jewel-Staples parking lot/near Blue line
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Goldstar Member
Be casual. Be ready to hang your coat up since it's important to be able to swivel in your chair.
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Goldstar Member
Loved being able to park in the Church lot for free
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Reviews & Ratings

57 ratings
4.4 average rating
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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 03 2012

Outstanding cast. The performances were flawless. This is a brilliant adaptation of a brilliant play about characters without a play. The juxtaposition of artifice and... continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

The theater is innovatively set up with swivel chairs allowing the audience to see the action which takes place all around the room. The actors were excellent and the play very thought provoking. I highly recommend it.

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6 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

6 Characters has been a favorite play of mine for years, and I don't think I've ever seen a better performance. Because it's a play about illusion and reality, it's a... continued

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Website

http://www.the-hypocrites.com

Quotes & Highlights

“… intensely vivid, frequently chilling.”—Chicago Sun-Times (_Highly Recommended)
“… irreverent, ambitious, risk-taking, self-aware, original-adaptation loving, off-Loop company with a style very much its own.”—Chris Jones, "
Chicago Tribune _":http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ott-0210-jones-loop-20120209,0,3490594.story
“… this brand new adaptation and updating — which lasts for just a brisk 90 minutes — from Steve Moulds is fresh, insightful and a great deal of fun.” —Chicago Tribune
“The lines between reality and fiction are beautifully blurred by director Halena Kays, who stages the production across three platforms that the audience follows in swivel chairs.” —Time Out Chicago
“… when the ghoulish family enters the basement (the most paralyzing moment onstage this season), your personal space becomes violated and disturbed in the most theatrically satisfying way imaginable.” —Podunk Critic Blog

Description

Running time is 80 minutes, with no intermission. This play contains mild profanity and brief moments of violence involving children.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Hypocrites

Their mission, which is ever-evolving to adapt to the growth of their organization, is to make a Theater of Honesty. They define a Theater of Honesty chiefly through two elements of their work: performance and presentation. In performance, their actors shall employ a genuine emotional vulnerability, rather than manufacturing a disconnected, intellectual version of emotion. In presentation, they shall acknowledge their presence in a theater and embrace high theatricality. Through this balance of an unyielding emotional honesty and accepting a concept of "play," they seek to strengthen the connection between artist and audience, enriching their audience's imaginative experience. Ultimately, they aim, perhaps somewhat naively, to spread understanding within society, thereby minimizing cruelty