Athenaeum Theatre

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2936 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657.


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    Comp for $20.00 - "lips Together, Teeth Apart" Kicks off Eclipse's Terrence Mcnally Season


    Athenaeum Theatre opens its Terrence McNally season with Lips Together, Teeth Apart. It's th.. read moree July 4th weekend and two straight couples are relaxing together in the gay community of Fire Island after one of them inherits a beautiful beach house there. As parties rage on around them, the four characters try desperately to amuse themselves with food, cocktails, charades and crossword puzzles. Just beneath the surface, however, their inner monologues -- heard only by the audience but not by each other -- reveal feelings of isolation and alienation that spill over into barbed remarks aimed both at each other and the boys next door. Don't miss this insightful play about homophobic unease by four-time Tony winner McNally.

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    $12.00 for $22.00 - Drama "tiger at the Gates" Explores Peace Rather Than War


    The Trojan War is etched into history and implanted onto public conscious thanks to the massiv.. read moree scale of the battle and the epic poem, The Iliad , written about the conflict. But what if the Trojan War had been avoided, and in its place there was a passionate plea made by a warrior for a story of peace? In Tiger at the Gates , the war is on the horizon, but Trojan military leader Hector attempts to avoid the battle with the Greeks. The men around him, however, captivated by the beauty of power of glorious Helen, have other plans in mind.

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    $17.00 for $32.00 - the Birth of the Big Bang Theory Erupts Onstage in "creation's Birthday"


    Edwin Hubble is best known as the namesake of the large space telescope that's spent the last .. read morequarter-century floating in Earth's orbit, delivering unforgettable high-res images that have led to countless scientific breakthroughs. But Hubble was also a war hero, a Rhodes scholar, a boxing champ and a prodigious astronomer who, in teaming up with a moonshine-peddling janitor by the name of Milton Humason, helped discover our expanding universe and expose a theoretic blunder of Albert Einstein's that forever changed the way scientists view the creation of the universe. This Athenaeum Theatre production of Creation's Birthday bridges the oft-significant gap between art and science, crafting an entertaining tale of love, passion and conflict unfolding within a limitless universe.

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    $17.00 for $32.00 - "picture Imperfect": Single Mom Fights for Autistic Child


    Inspired by a real events, this new drama delves into the world of Mary, a struggling single m.. read moreother, who's faced with heart-wrenching decisions when it comes to ensuring the best life for her young autistic son. Mary finds herself broke, alone and tormented by mistakes she's made in the past, as she fights hard against a frustrating system that's threatening to take her beloved child away. Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre stages this world premiere, which aims to raise awareness about autism as it engages and entertains with its emotional story.

    • Added 02/03/15 by goldstar | Purchase by: 04/04/15
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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...

Corey D.
Came here for the first time this past December for the Nutcracker and loved it. I mean, the play was alright. Wife and daughter loved it. I was stoked over...
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Tom Yoder
This is, where Abrhaam Lincoln got shot I think
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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 4.2 out of 5
brandi wesensten
Horrible customer service. Their website makes it seem like finding somewhere to park is easy. I arrived 25 minutes before the show I was seeing was supposed to start and after finding somewhere to park and walking 10 minutes back to this place I was 5 minutes late. Then when I went to get my ticket....
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.
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