Venue Details

10 Star Starred
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at N Troy St 3502 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
312-409-3247
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Member Tips

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Casual
info Jul 21 2012 star this tip starred
bettys
Small concession stand, tiny water bootles for sale and alcohol, eat dinner beforehand
info Jul 21 2012 star this tip starred
bettys
Lots of parking on the street and a quick walk off the 152 Addison bus on Elston
info Jul 21 2012 star this tip starred
Jillian Dooley
It was rather warm in theater, dress light
info Jul 23 2012 star this tip starred
Jillian Dooley
Bring cash! The show is only 90 minutes, you'll live if you wait to eat until afterwards
info Jul 23 2012 star this tip starred
Michael Keefer
Walk a few minutes north on Elston and eat at Little Bucharest.
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Reviews & Ratings

29 ratings
4.3 average rating
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5 reviews
20 stars
attended Aug 12 2012

Pretty raunchy, but what do you expect of the Elizabethan era? It was fall out of your seat funny.

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 05 2012

Not sure what to expect when I got there.......left with a belly full of laughs, great performance with enough quirks that had me talking about the play to others, cleverly done- I applaud it.

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39 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 22 2012

While the story line was quite humorous and the acting itself was good-I didn't realize how crude the language and jokes would be. From the description on Goldstar, I... continued

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More Information

Website

http://www.thefactorytheater.com/shows/renfaire.html

Quotes & Highlights

Check out a preview video for Ren Faire! A Fistful of Ducats
“Kyle Hamman’s production reaches—lunges, even—beyond the usual Factory lampoonery, evoking Mel Brooks’s genre parodies like Blazing Saddles while displaying wicked wit, satisfying comic timing, and fantastic swordplay.” -_Time Out Chicago _(four stars - Critic’s Pick)
“Lowbrow humor pairs well with high-class execution…” -The Chicago Reader
“…an 85-minute hybrid of spaghetti western and Elizabethan swordplay.”-Chicago Theater Beat (Three Stars)

Description

_ WARNING: In Traditional Factory Tradition, this play is Traditionally raunchy … be warned! _

About the Ticket Supplier: Factory Theater

Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1992, Factory Theater is a theater organization dedicated to the writing, directing, performance and production of original works written by ensemble members that are accessible to inexperienced as well as seasoned theatergoers. Since 1992 the Factory has produced more than 60 productions that have been enjoyed by both critics and audience members.

Factory Theater bridges the gap between critical acclaim and audience accessibility. Most of their shows have received rave reviews and awards by various publications including The Reader, New City, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and L.A. Weekly, among others.

In 1998, Factory Theater opened a branch company in Los Angeles, California, and many of their ensemble members relocated out west to pursue careers in film, television and screenwriting and to help create a national presence for the company. Factory Theater has also taken trips out to New York on two separate occasions - in 1998 their After-Dark award winning production of The Vinyl Shop was the hit of the Fringe Festival, and in 2001 Factory was invited to the H.E.R.E. space in Soho by PSNBC to perform The Death And Life Of Barb Budonovich, a short version of their production Varations On Death.

The Factory attributes its success to hard work, dedication, and love for theater. Those attributes continue on in the Factory's vision of writing and producing new works to provide their ever-growing audience with laughter and inspiration.