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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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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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

The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical...

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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High Quality Mainstream Theatre

Saw Treasure Island. Was pleased with performance. This acting troupe made a children's classic appealing even to a hardened adult visitor. I especially liked the set and would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, IL

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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice intimate place to see live theatre. Stage easy to see from any seat. Only complaint is the seats in the balcony are standard folding chairs and for 2 hour show not the most comfortable long term.

Thank Katherine V
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Treasure Island. Was pleased with performance. This acting troupe made a children's classic appealing even to a hardened adult visitor. I especially liked the set and would go back but, alas, I do not have another [gasp!] 60 dollars for a ticket.

Thank wlamb123
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Treasure Island did not disappoint us after seeing Lookingglass Alice last year. We love this small venue and the incredible talent at this theater. I think we are now rather spoiled for a conventional play and theater.

Thank Nancy P
Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second try at a review of the okay Treasure Island. I love the Lookingglass and always rave about their productions. But this one didn't hit the mark with me, my family and may in the theatre that both. I noticed it was not their usual ensemble but a production in connection with another theatre group. I will... More 

Thank jazzyart
Antlers, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed Treasure Island in this quaint venue. The local talent does not dissapoint. I give the venue 5 with the play receiving a 4. Worth the time!

Thank Cbattsr
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The play was adventurous, inspiring, and funny. The set was beautiful, because it moved and it looked like a real ship. My favorite character is Jim Hawkins, because he is clever, kind, and adventurous. He helps his mother, he learned a lot on the voyage, and his accent was very old fashioned. One of my favorite scenes was when Jim... More 

Thank Susan B
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We have seen multiple productions at this theater and always enjoy them due to the small intimate venue. There are typically only a few rows of seats and a row of seats in the balcony.

Thank Diane K
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We left at intermission. Three out of four of us were bored out of our minds. I really wanted to enjoy this but didn't. Some performers were better than others but all in all it just didn't hold our attention.

2 Thank Marleneyi
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I saw the Lookingglass Theatre's production of Treasure Island on a recent visit to Chicago & it turned out to be the highlight of the trip. For me, being a Brit, the start of the show was Andrew White who played the part of Dr Livesey, for his faultless and amusing 'upper crust' British accent ! The boy who played... More 

1 Thank Helena S
Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Great theater! Great Production! Only reason I didnt give it a 5 is because the main character hawkins, played by a young boy was very very difficult to understand, even from the second row. Fortunately I knew the Treasure Island story, but the rest in my party did not and I had to explain much of the play to them... More 

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