Venue Details

36 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
773-278-1500
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Glass of wine is $5 in the bar, & you can take it into the theatre.
Season on the Line info Sep 15 2014 star this tip starred
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You will find several places to eat along Division street west of Ashland. Smoke Daddy is about 1800 West Division. On the cheap side, if you want a hot dog joint that has what I regard as the best Italian sausage in Chicago, drive north on Ashland a short distance for Choppers. Get the sausage with hot giardiniera. Shakes are good, too.
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34 ratings
3.9 average rating
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30 reviews
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attended May 05 2013

It was very creative and the performers were good (especially Princess), but whether it was me or the performance, it kind of left me cold.

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1 review
7 stars
attended May 05 2013

I loved everything about this. The acting was superb. The staging was magical. The theater was lovely -- small but ever so charming. The play itself was amazingly performed -- these are top notch actors. If you go, sit in one of the "reserved"...continued

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70 reviews
12 stars
attended May 25 2013

Incredible visual and sonic feast in telling part of Chicago-related history. Would help to read the program's timeline of the actual, concrete facts in the lives of Bathhouse John et al, but once the audience gets used to the fantasy format we...continued

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Website

http://www.the-hypocrites.com/season

Description

Ivywild stars Kurt Chiang (The NeoFuturists), Anthony Courser (Burning Bluebeard at The NeoFuturists, Barrel of Monkeys), The Hypocrites company member Tien Doman (The Fall of the House of Usher, Romeo Juliet, Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses_), Jay Torrence (_Burning Bluebeard, Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck_) and Ryan Walters (_Six Characters in Search of an Author, former artistic director of The NeoFuturists).

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