Venue Details

49 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Studio
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
773-278-1500
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70 ratings
4.2 average rating
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 25 2014

Acting was good but the content was disturbing. Not what I expected.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 11 2014

Great theatre; I really loved the space and concept.
About the plays... Let's just say there's a reason why those are some of his 'lesser-known' works. Good/tolerable acting performed by the cast. Wouldn't go again but if the price is right I'd...continued

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2 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 10 2014

The main actor was incredible, but the first piece didn't go anywhere, the second piece was too creepy, and the third piece had heart!

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Website

http://www.the-hypocrites.com

Quotes & Highlights

“… insightfully mixed-and-matched, often hallucinatory series of voyages into the playwright’s heart of darkness …” —Chicago Sun-Times

Description

Program:_**

**The Big Game_

Setting: A hospital in St. Louis

Dave says goodbye to Tony, a college football player, and meets Walton, a war veteran.  

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**The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme. Le Monde_

Setting: An attic in London

Mint is visited by Hall, a friend from his childhood boarding school, Scrotum-on-Swansea.   

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**And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens…_

Setting: An apartment in the French Quarter of New Orleans

Candy reaches out to a sailor named Karl.

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