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American Theater Company

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The Picnic one of our favorites

We have enjoyed this intimate theater a number of times.Its always a pleasure.The Picnic was a very... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2017
Important local theater

Small house tucked away in the north center neighborhood of Chicago. Amazing performances... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Apr 24, 2017
“The Picnic one of our favorites”
Jul 14, 2016
“Important local theater ”
American Theater Company is an ensemble of artists committed to producing new and classic American stories that ask the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" We provide a truly intimate home for the community to experience meaningful...more
1909 W Byron St, Chicago, IL 60613-2731
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

We have enjoyed this intimate theater a number of times.Its always a pleasure.The Picnic was a very pleasant underrated production.Sadly it wasn't as crowded as before.Thats a shame because the performance was memorable...Great stop on the path of life..

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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Small house tucked away in the north center neighborhood of Chicago. Amazing performances, productions and just well written plays. The humans was so good, it landed a spot on Broadway. But, my favorite is the projects. Make it a point to see a show here

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Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I've now seen a couple of shows at this theater and both were amazing. The most recent was The Projects. Very powerful and so well-acted. For a little red brick, non-descript building in my neighborhood, I would never expect the amazing theater performed here. Can't...More

Thank RickInPittsburgh
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Small theater, often debuts new plays and musicals that sometimes go on to national and world-wide acclaim. If you love theater, you need to check their website and see what they are up to. All productions are topnotch and professionally executed. Truly, no bad seats...More

Thank cj2468
Reviewed January 1, 2015

I've seen many plays here, most recently The Humans, which I found uncomfortable and familiar, evoking all of the internal dialogue one hopes will come from theatre. "Disgraced" staged by ATC in 2012, continues to be one of the most powerful theatre evenings I've experienced.

Thank WindyCityRosa
Reviewed June 7, 2014

A very good, high energy performance of this great hippie/Vietnam era musical. Young cast for whom 1967 must seem like ancient history, does a fine job with this show. Solid vocals and excellent set design, music and directing make for a fun Chicago theater experience.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

great cast, wonderful singing, well directed and choreographed... loved the stage, the atmosphere, and reminiscing. this production of Hair had everything from sing-a-longs to half naked hippies-- ah the good ol' days!

Thank DSBrandt
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our family attended a very well-done "Radio" performance of It's A Wonderful Life. The scripting and acting was great, very crisply delivered with remarkable sound effects. The theater is really small and some of the seating is ad-hoc. The rear of the theater has some...More

Thank Lewis W
Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is an incredibly talented theater company with consistently excellent plays and performances. The theater setting is intimate and the experience is sublime. We just saw The Radio Play: Wizard of Oz and it was entirely captivating. If you love local theater you will love...More

Thank RML1
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This theater is so intimate..Only about 50 seats at most..We saw Columbinus here and it was one of the best performances we have ever seen..The actors were perfect for this tragic story..The sound effects were powerful..Got half price tix for a Saturday in the Irving...More

Thank hemingwayscantina45
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