Athenaeum Theatre

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2936 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657.


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    $6.00 for $10.00 - It's One Last Awkward Party Before the End of Days in "barbecue Apocalypse"


    A backyard barbecue designed to impress the neighbors quickly devolves into a battle for human.. read moreity's survival in outrageous end-of-days comedy Barbecue Apocalypse. A winner of best new play honors last year from the Dallas Observer and DFW Theater Critics Forum , this fast-paced dark comedy centers around quirky, unstylish couple Mike and Deb, who have invited their hip, foodie neighbors for a barbecue to help overcome their status as the street's social outcasts (with the dumpiest house in the 'hood to match). But unbeknownst to any of these partygoers, the world is quite literally about to fall apart -- and apocalypse has a way of putting things in perspective. The Ruckus presents this devilish new social satire from rising local playwright Matt Lyle, the writer behind The Boxer and the City Life Supplement .

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    $14.50 for $27.00 - Two Couples Try and Survive the Zombie Apocalypse in Horror Drama "the Revenants"


    It's the zombie apocalypse and two married couples are forced into hiding in an abandoned base.. read morement, but not before two of the spouses are infected with the zombie virus. The remaining pair then struggles with the pain of seeing their significant others transformed -- and hungry -- and are forced to come to terms with the question: When does love die? Find out for yourself when Scott T. Barsotti's dark relationship drama The Revenants comes to the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago.

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    $9.50 for $17.00 - Tap-dancing Superhero Saves Chicago: "the Adventures of Tapman"


    One part Superman and one part Fred Astaire, Tapman unleashes the power of Tap-Fu to vanquish .. read morethe enemies of freedom and keep Chicago safe. Follow The Adventures of Tapman through various episodic shows as he takes on The MADD Tapper, The Invisible Tapman and a host of evil villains (who happen to have great moves). An entertaining twist on '60s-era comic books and featuring incredible tap dancing from a talented group of performers, the show also contains light-hearted humor and larger than life projected special effects at the Athenaeum Theatre's Studio One.

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    $14.50 for $27.00 - "spinning into Butter": Biting & Funny Drama Explores Campus Racism


    With issues of racism and social justice dominating the national conversation, one play speaks.. read more volumes: Spinning Into Butter. When an African-American student at a small Vermont liberal arts college is the subject of anonymous hate mail, the school's dean is forced to confront her own prejudices as the campus erupts in recrimination and condemnation. Heralded by Time magazine, Rebecca Gilman's gripping and bitingly funny drama now receives a brilliant new staging from Eclectic Theatre. Company member Andrew Pond directs at Athenaeum Theatre Studio One.

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James P.
Customer service was outstanding! I was originally frustrated with a recent concert, that I was excited to attend. (Damien Rice) I had logged in at the...

Amy R.
Came here to see Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories a few weeks ago with a group of 6 friends. For those of you unfamiliar with Tim & Eric, go watch a few...

David R.
I saw an outstanding comedy show here a couple of months ago, featuring Kyle Kinane and Tig Notaro. I thought that I was familiar with all of the small and...
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Tom Yoder
This is, where Abrhaam Lincoln got shot I think
Athenaeum Theatre
STUDIO ONEWildclaw Theatre presents - KILL ME Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pmFeb 11th through Mar 18th
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Athenaeum Theatre 3 minutes agoSTUDIO THREE Six Hours Short Productions presents: Chester and the Unbearable Burden, Parts I and II Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Feb. 9 - Mar. 4
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rating 4.3 out of 5
Bill Jones
It's a cool, old theater. Smaller side and intimate, and I like that at least for the A.V. comedy fest, you could choose your own seats on the map through the ticketing system. Small bar, but it moves very fast despite the large crowds and has a good selection. My only major complaint is that after ....
Aaron M
Amazing theater. Great place to see a show. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. The balcony is a bit steep, if that's a concern for you be aware.
Gerald Stuhrberg
This was a really great theater not only were the people very friendly and helpful the sound was very rich. They have a bar.
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