Now on sale through October 2018!
"A SOPHISTICATED NIGHT-CAP. You’ll be mightily impressed!"
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“A perfect evening of illusion and laughter… The Magic Parlour TRANSFORMED a roomful of tired adults into WIDE-EYED, WIDE AWAKE innocents. And that in itself is Watkins’ most impressive trick."
Chicago Theater Beat
“This late-night magic show is exactly what it should be: funny, lively, intimate, and UTTERLY BAFFLING.”
The Chicago Reader
An intimate evening of classic magic
Award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery in one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences. Experience the premier magic show in Chicago, featuring mystifying feats of prestidigitation, sleight of hand, mentalism, and more!
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RUN DATES: An open run continues on Fridays and Saturdays, with more performances this year than ever before!
TIMES: Fridays 7:30 & 9:30pm, Saturdays 4:30, 7:30 & 9:30pm.
AGES: Recommended for adults and youth ages 12 and up
RUN TIME: This is a 90-minute experience.
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago IL 60603
*Guests convene at Potter's on the lobby level and will be escorted to the private performance venue*
Join us this summer for a sneak peek at new work being developed at The House! We are thrilled to host and support 16 original works of theatre in the Chicago area this summer!
On August 18, you have the opportunity to experience a few of these exciting new shows in one afternoon!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 at 3:00pm
Chicago Performance Lab
University of Chicago
915 E. 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
These four projects will be showcased in at the August 18th Open House!
Adapted for the stage by Joseph Steakley and Ben Lobpries
Directed by Chris Mathews
APPEARING IN OUR SEASON 17 - SPRING 2018
The House brings to life the classic fairy tale of a wooden boy who wishes to become real. Funny, imaginative, and moving, Pinocchio explores how the lies we tell ourselves hurt those we love. The House employs its savvy and heartfelt storytelling to the boy with no strings, and his toymaker father, learning to accept each other for who they are.
By Bennett Fisher
Directed by Monty Cole
APPEARING IN SEASON 17 - FALL 2018
Borealis takes us on a House-style adventure with multi-armed monsters, mazes, and missing persons. All set in the corporate headquarters of an Alaskan oil conglomerate. In summer workshops, the artistic team will investigate the theatrical tools we'll use to tell this epic quest story.
Little Girl, Don't Fall
By Jesse Roth, with music by Matthew Muñiz
Little Girl, Don’t Fall is a heroine’s journey, a gothic ghost-story, and a fairytale mash-up musical for young women who don’t know how to fall in love–and are too chippy to listen to those who try to tell them.
Adapted and Directed by Vanessa Stalling
From the creator of 2016's award-winning production United Flight 232
A collage of several stories pulled from and inspired by the WBUR podcast Kind World.
This piece will explore what it is that makes someone stop and help a stranger in need. It features stories of kindness and the profound effect that one act can have on a person’s life. Stories include individuals realizing that they are a part of an invisible community all connected through their local gas station attendant, a man who willingly sacrifices his life for a person he had only just met, thousands of strangers writing letters to a young man on his death bed simply because his brother posted a note saying that what makes his brother happy is to receive letters in the mail...