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Lookingglass Theatre Company

821 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2102
+1 312-337-0665
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Moby Dick is a must see

Absolutely wonderful. 2 hours and 40 minutes fly by. The actors are so committed you can feel them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lauren L
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Beyond Caring: Sublime

This British play has been adapted to suit American audiences. To be honest, this is a universal... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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821 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful. 2 hours and 40 minutes fly by. The actors are so committed you can feel them breathe.

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

This British play has been adapted to suit American audiences. To be honest, this is a universal story of the zero hour contract and how we treat people at work. He performances are 'in yer face', as is the play. The venue is welcoming, intimate...More

Thank MancTeacher
Management response:Responded May 11, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad you appreciated Beyond Caring. In regards to your comments about our volunteers, I wanted to give you some background that may explain their distant behavior. The artistic team wanted the audience to feel as...More

Reviewed December 30, 2016

This production uses people and puppets in the spirit of War Horse and The Lion King. Two actors carry the production and, with the help of video and various types of puppets, craft an enjoyable evening of theatre. The production is for adults; it is...More

1  Thank Janet R
Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I attended the world premiere of the play, Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth. The set was innovative, the use of shadow puppets and real puppets was creative. The story line was interesting and the production was brilliant. The two actors were very strong...More

2  Thank Susan J
Reviewed November 25, 2016

We saw the show 'Life Sucks' and it was really fun. The stage is small and surrounded on three sides by seats, most on the ground floor. There is a row of seats in the balcony overlooking all the action where we sat and we...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed November 1, 2016

That was the name of the show we saw at Lookingglass. It didn't suck at all. In fact, it was fabulous!! I've been to most of the theaters in Chicago for one show or another, but had never been to Lookingglass. What a wonderful space....More

Thank mrmatheny
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Saw "Life Sucks" over the weekend. A modern take on Uncle Vanya. Every character had an important and interesting part. Bit of audience participation as well. I laughed and cried. Everyone can relate to something in this story. Two thumbs WAY up! Really enjoy attending...More

1  Thank Faith653
Reviewed August 2, 2016

What an amazing experience we had at the Lookingglass Theater in June. Saw a "Thaddeus and Slocum" and we were thoroughly pulled in. From the direction, the layout of the theater, the set design, the way the audience was a part of the production, the...More

Thank JenniferNola
Reviewed July 24, 2016

My friend Amber, who works in Chicago theatre, & I attended Lookingglass Theatre's production of THADDEUS AND SLOCUM: A VAUDEVILLE ADVENTURE. This is the world premier. I have attended 4 other productions here and all have been 1st rate. The subject matter of black &...More

Thank SMLeek69
Reviewed July 15, 2016

Thaddeus and Slocum was excellent and perfect for today's times. The location was good. Discount ticket are available on various websites. The cast was fantastic.

1  Thank Y3761BXcindyb
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The Lookingglass Theater is near North Avenue Beach... but it is a theater.