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Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
773-278-1500
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Parking can be scarce, so arrive early and if possible go on Sunday. The meters don't have to be fed.
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Parking is a bit tight in this neighborhood. There is paybox parking on Milwaukee and on Ashland and Division. Paybox parking is free on Sundays
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“It is not often that an actor manages so brilliantly to blur the boundaries between staged performance and reality. Pip Utton can successfully do so." -Bristish Theatre Guide 2007
“Terrifying, searing, transfixing… It is quite impossible to be anything other than totally absorbed by Utton’s performance. Adolf reaffirms the need and worth of political theatre.” -The Scotsman
“Utton’s superb performance makes the Führer tangible yet terrifying. This is an extremely clever warning. Truly powerful theatre.” -The Herald

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Adolf

Set in Hitler’s underground bunker in 1945 as the party faithful are gathered to hear a final address that provides revealing insights into the mesmerizing impact of his ideological justifications and ideas.  The potent delivery by an utterly compelling idealist reveal both the logic of a madman and the manipulating magic of speech.  The audience experiences how intolerance can be exploited and used to seduce.  And then, in a startling transition to the present moment, Pip Utton’s breathtaking coup de theatre leaves the audience stunned.

Bacon

Based on a day in the complex and destructive life of arguably the greatest British painter since Turner — or, as Margaret Thatcher would have it, “the dreadful man who paints those horrible pictures”.  His was a life fuelled by drunkenness, gambling and a liking for a bit of rough.