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Lookingglass Theatre Company

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Address: 821 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312-337-0665
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Description: The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of...
The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all.Through theatre, which invites, even demands, interaction with its audience, the company's goal is to fire the imagination with love, to celebrate the human capacity to taste and smell, weep and laugh, create and destroy, and wake up where we first fell --- changed, charged and empowered.
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good theatre

thought provoking and funny a great experience. the theatre itself was enjoyable and the performance was marvelous.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is an unassuming theater in a moderate neighborhood with well done productions. We saw a children's play that was wonderful--well acted, well attended. Cute little city theater. Parking is available, and the theater is easily accessed by public transportation. Neighborhood may seem a little intimidating at night, but perfectly delightful during the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

thought provoking and funny a great experience. the theatre itself was enjoyable and the performance was marvelous.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Captivating a must to see while in chicao . Michael Patrick Thornton is mesmerizing and makes you think.. That's what we need !! Thank you !!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

One of the most simple and stirring productions from Lookingglass in recent memory. I've been seeing shows there for more than 10 years, and this one is one of the finest. Will Eno's play takes you to familiar places allows reflection in the most unique and imaginative ways. This play is a treasure in a gem of a theater. Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My children and I went to a production of Alice in Wonderland that featured acrobatics and interaction with the audience. It was fantastic! The two gentlemen playing the Mad Hatter and the March Hare performed jaw-dropping feats with folding chairs. The woman playing Alice performed breath-taking maneuvers on the trapeze rope. The gentleman playing the White Knight was very funny.... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My son and I saw Alice on 2/14 and it was a once in a lifetime event. It was phenomenal! Actors did a terrific job. Great audience interaction. Spell binding. Theater... There wasn't a bad seat in the house. We hope to make it a habit of going more often. Recommend for young and old alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Looking Glass Alice was a fantastic show for all ages. The actors was mesmerizing and my granddaughters, 6 and 9 1/2 enjoyed the show and sat for the 90 min without moving. The balcony seats, only ones left to purchase, were difficult for the kids with the railing in the way- but leaning over helped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

"Lookingglass Alice" is a wonderful show. Absolute magic! Reaches theatre-goers of all ages. The theatre is an intimate space -- never more than twenty feet from the performers! Listen: I'll be honest! I've been a fan of this show for years. I've seen it several times. And each time, I'm simply enchanted. I already can't wait to see it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was the second performance I attended at the Looking Glass, and the first production involving the Actors' Gymnasium. What a wild and wonderful ride it was! My husband is a long-time fan of the Alice books, and he loved the production and how it kept a lot of the flavor, if not the text, of the original. Based on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is the second time I have been to the theatre and loved it. Easy to buy tickets online. I would recommend any traveler to Chicago make this a must see.

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