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First Time Will Not Be the Last Time

We purchased tickets specifically to see the production of , The Originalist, the story of Supreme... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
Always dependable; often soaring!

Don't think that "Classical Theater" means all Greek, Roman or Shakespeare. Court does a mix each... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
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May 21, 2018
“First Time Will Not Be the Last Time”
Apr 30, 2018
“Always dependable; often soaring!”
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Good selection of well-done performances. This intimate theater is tucked in the campus of University of Chicago. Ticket holders get free parking in a nearby covered lot. A nice change of pace from downtown and Northside the theaters.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

We purchased tickets specifically to see the production of , The Originalist, the story of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Not only were we moved by Edward Gero's portrayal and the presentation of this very colorful character, we found the entire experience convenient. The free...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Don't think that "Classical Theater" means all Greek, Roman or Shakespeare. Court does a mix each season. For example, their recent version of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner was a wonderful adaptation of the movie, with just enough "updating" to keep it relevant without losing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gayhayward
Reviewed February 17, 2017

I'm not a professional theater-goer, but I love this one. Varied, interesting productions that are beautifully staged. Very affordable. The staff are great and seem to love being there. Each show has one performance that is followed by discussion with the people involved with the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed June 9, 2016

Wonderful theater space, free parking, amazing cast. I'm not a fan of physical comedy, but my companion loved the show. Very impressed that the cast could act, sing and play musical instruments

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ruth M
Reviewed April 25, 2016

consistently great productions. just saw Long Day's Journey Into Night which was superb. small theater with excellent sight lines. highly recomended

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Court is located in the Hyde Park area, a neighborhood worthy of exploring for a number of reasons (museums, book shops, restaurants, Obama history). Court ,when in session, offers terrific productions of classic theater, not always meaning traditionally accepted definitions of "classic". A car is...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

The Court Theatre is located in Chicago's Hyde Park community (University of Chicago). I've seen numerous productions at the Theatre. The Midwest Premiere of Satchmo at the Waldorf by Terry Teachout was outstanding. Featuring Barry Shabaka Henley (Ali, Devil in a Blue Dress, Collateral, among...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

As I am a fan of August Wilson, I was excited to see Gem of the Ocean at Court Theatre. It was excellent! This was my 2nd visit to Court for a Wilson play (Jitney 2012). Have also seen Wilson's plays in Washington DC (Radio...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed downtown (The Thompson) and made the trip to the Court Theater on the Univ. of Chicago campus for a Sunday matinee. Very glad we did. It's a small, intimate theater, no bad seats, and the production - "The Good Book" - was great....More

Date of experience: March 2015
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and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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