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Chopin Theatre Studio
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
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"6 Characters in Search of an Author"
57 ratings
4.4 average rating
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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 authenticity is so well realized that I found myself thinking of certain cast...continued

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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
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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 play about theater itself--and vice versa. Key to the play is the interruption...continued

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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, "
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“… 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


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