Venue Details

54 Star Starred
Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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Member Tips

dress

Casual
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travel

Arrive early
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Parking is scarce
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dining

Dine before you go
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Goldstar Member
jeans
dress Jun 03 2013 star this tip starred
Piquet
Neighborhood parking is minimal. Theater offers $10 valet parking. Take it. Dress is casual. Ranged from sport coats to one person who was in weekend grunge. Theater is chilly- bring a wrap
info Jun 05 2013 star this tip starred
StefanieM
Go to Cooper's across the street for a great meal and fantastic beer selection. Free parking, and can park for the play if you eat there.
dining Jun 06 2013 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

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4.4 average rating
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39 events
25 reviews
24 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Extraordinary production in a very small space. Terrific singing and dancing. Just don't go if overt homosexuality bothers you.

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31 events
19 reviews
32 stars
attended Jun 28 2013

This show was awesome! I'd never seen Kiss of the Spider Woman before, but I'd heard good things and knew the general premise. When I walked into the theater, I was... continued

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32 events
15 reviews
9 stars
attended May 31 2013

Excellent production, very well done in a unique space.

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More Information

Website

http://bohotheatre.com/shows/kissofthespiderwoman.php

Description

_Kiss of the Spider Woman _

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by Peter Marston Sullivan

Serving an eight-year sentence in a Latin American prison for homosexuality, Luis regularly escapes the torture and humiliation by inventing a fantasy world of movies starring the vampy diva Aurora. But his ability to escape reality is tested by his new cellmate, a Marxist revolutionary named Valentin. For despite falling in love with Valentin, Luis has been co-opted by the prison warden and the secret police to get information out of his cellmate in exchange for early parole. Can Luis’ fantastical tales of Aurora and her Spider Woman character help navigate the dangerous events of the real world?

Kiss of the Spider Woman won the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score when it debuted on Broadway. A harrowing tale of torture and political oppression, this musical nonetheless embraces hope and the beauty of love.

About the Ticket Supplier: Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Mission:
Creating theatre that incorporates the arts as a whole -- Art for art's sake.

Vision:
To challenge convention through literary originality and eclectic expression while fostering an ever-evolving artistic environment in which people are inspired to learn, think, dream, and feel. To teach others and ourselves how to expand, create, and present art through theatre while reveling not only in the process, but also in the journey.

Being "Bohemian":
Bohemia is not so much a place on a map but a timeless concept that knows no geographic boundaries. The Bohemian recognizes that cherishing all aspects of art is tantamount to progression of mankind as more than just a living being.

The Four Basic Principles of the Bohemian represent their core values:

Truth -- That which is at the core of all things good and soulful
Beauty -- The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle
Freedom -- Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. -Camus
Love -- Life in abundance comes only through great love.