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Lookingglass Theatre Company

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Address: 821 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2102
Phone Number: 312-337-0665
12:00 pm - 7:30 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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One of my favorite Theatre experiences in Chicago. Intimate and interesting.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 events at Lookingglass.

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 intimacy of the theater, and the unbelievable brilliance of the actors, it was wonderful. I... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 & white relations was handled in a way that rewards the audience with entertainment & history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Oak Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

We've been subscribers for a couple of years now, so I suppose I'm overdue to write this... we've come here with friends, with my parents, with our kids (ages 10 & 8), and on our own, and we have always enjoyed the work Lookingglass does. This company is massively creative, quirky, talented, professional, and fun. (not all shows are suitable... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

While I typically might associate this theatre with tourist-oriented productions and, hence, we had not tried it to date, we really enjoyed the theatre's debut production of Thadeus & Slocum. If you're from out of town, the production does have a Chicago context with the story set in the just after the turn of the last century in Chicago. The... More 

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Derry City, N Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed every moment of our visit to Lookingglass Theatre Co. The theatre is a really intimate space set on two levels with seating forming three sides of a square round a projected stage. We attended an amazing production of Lorca's Blood Wedding. The play consists of three acts and the first two acts were performed on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Treasure Island and Lookingglass were AMAZING. The theater was so intimate and there was not a bad view in the house. The balcony seats were probably a bit better but I couldn't find any available for any of the shows so they must sell out quickly. For Treasure Island, the boat was built into the set and there were many... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

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.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

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.

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