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Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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If you're taking kids, make sure you take something to snack on during intermission. They don't really have anything for kids. I took crackers and it worked out well.
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Parking sucks, so make sure you leave with plenty of time to look for parking.
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"Ivywild: The True Tall Tales of Bathhouse John"
34 ratings
3.9 average rating
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167 events
99 reviews
15 stars
attended May 25 2013

Incredible visual and sonic feast in telling part of Chicago-related history. Would help to read the program's timeline of the actual, concrete facts in the lives of Bathhouse John et al, but once the audience gets used to the fantasy format we...continued

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44 reviews
7 stars
attended May 02 2013

Theater of the absurd, bizarre, loud, annoying. Save yourself a trip. Stay home and read a good book.

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33 reviews
-6 stars
attended May 05 2013

It was very creative and the performers were good (especially Princess), but whether it was me or the performance, it kind of left me cold.

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Ivywild stars Kurt Chiang (The NeoFuturists), Anthony Courser (Burning Bluebeard at The NeoFuturists, Barrel of Monkeys), The Hypocrites company member Tien Doman (The Fall of the House of Usher, Romeo Juliet, Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses_), Jay Torrence (_Burning Bluebeard, Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck_) and Ryan Walters (_Six Characters in Search of an Author, former artistic director of The NeoFuturists).

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