Archive | November 2006

Paper! Free and Cheap Tix to Trueblinka This Weekend!

"They are brilliant. They are absolutely briliant….If you thought the absurd-into-violent of Pillowman was exciting, then this is your cup of tea." Kelly Kleinman, Dueling Critics on WBEZ's 848.

We are offering comps to the Thur., Nov. 30 and Dec. 3 shows of Trueblinka and $5 for Fri., Dec. 1 and Sat., and Dec. 2 to the first 10 people that reply or each night!!!!

People should e-mail to reserve your tickets.

If you haven't seen this powerful show, this is your chance. Please forward this opportunity to interested and like minded individuals.

Midwest premiere of TRUEBLINKA by Adam Rapp, directed by Anthony Moseley Nov. 16 – Dec. 17 @ Chicago Dramatists

coming in March The Chicago Premiere of THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN OF JENNY CHOW An Instant Message with Excitable Music by Rolin Jones ( Directed by Cecilie Keenan Opening March 1 at Chicago Dramatists 2006 Pulitzer Finalist, OBIE Award Winner or call 312.226.9633

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Two For One Tickets To Adam Rapp’s Trueblinka!

* Buy Your Discount Trueblinka Tickets Now! *

This Weekend ONLY we are offering a special Thanksgiving offer to you, our Collaboraction friends.

Purchase your tickets in advance for any performance this week and include the number "2" after your last name to receive TWO full price ($25) tickets for the price of one.

So, when ordering, if your name is "John Doe", enter "John Doe 2" instead and order only HALF the number of tickets you wish to purchase.

Limit 4 tickets per customer, this offer cannot be combined with any other discount. This offer is ONLY available for advance ticket purchases which can be made
Online, Through Our Secure Server Or by calling the Box Office at 312 226 9633

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Please note, due to the holiday this week's performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 8 PM Sunday, 3 PM

Don't miss this opportunity for a DEEP discount on an incredible piece of theatre that critics are praising:

"Adam Rapp is a playwright with a provocative, visceral vision. His plays are edgy, dark and explosive, it takes a brave company to tackle Rapp's emotionally devastating dramas" — Mary Houlihan, Chicago SunTimes

"Director Anthony Moseley and his cast throw themselves into the vortex…with admirable abandon and bravery." — Hedy Weiss, Chicago SunTimes

November 17 Through December 17 Chicago Dramatists 1105 W. Chicago Avenue
Click Here For Tickets or call 312 226 9633

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Pick a show, any show, and as many tickets as you want are YOURS YOURS YOURS

Fri 17 7:30p Sat 18 7:30p Sun 19 3p Fri 24 7:30p Sat 25 7:30p Sat 25 9:30p Sun 26 3p Sun 26 7p

Simply write to the email address at right with date, time, and party size. More info @

This is the last Santaland discount. I'm told tickets will probably sell out for the rest of the run.

"Nobody, except perhaps Sedaris himself, can capture the world-weary tone of a deeply disillusioned elf like Baker can." Catey Sullivan, UR Chicago, Nov 06

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$8 Santaland Diaries previews!!!

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For the last two years, *The Santaland Diaries* has been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, selling out the entire run. Now you can help us out and see the show for cheap cheap cheap!

A smart and bratty production with 80 SOLID minutes of legit laughs!
— Chicago Sun Times

Santaland provides delightful, offbeat Christmas fare
— Lerner Papers

Drop-dead comic delivery
— Gay Chicago

Baker gets laughs I thought only Sedaris could make funny
— Chicago Reader

Critic's Choice
— Windy City Times

[a] darkly hilarious monologue
— Chicago Tribune

Hilarious! A wonderful show!
— Talk Theater Chicago

Lance Baker returns for one year only. Jack Helbig wrote "Baker follows Sedaris' lead but creates his own version of the writer's bitchy wit as he describes signing up for the most humiliating holiday job around…. The resulting character, half Baker and half Sedaris, is almost as winning as Sedaris himself… in the end he was getting laughs with lines I thought only Sedaris could make funny." This year he takes over the role of the Elf in our production of this acerbic classic of the trials and traumas of the professionally cheery at a time of year when patience is low and tensions are high. Don't miss this command performance.

We'll even make it easier on you. New actor, new production, we need *you*as a guinea pig. Call the box office for any preview performance (November 17th and 18th at 7:30 or the 19th at 3) and say "I heart Elves". You can see the show for only $8 in a special pre-Turkey dinner rate. That's right, ten American smackeroos for Chicago's best Christmas show experience. If you can't join us that soon, come by for the regular run.

Opens November 24th at Theatre Building Chicago 1225 W Belmont
*Performance Times* Thursdays @ 7:30 Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 & 9:30 Sundays @ 3 & 7

All performances $24 Note: there is no performance December 24th

David Sedaris' holiday classic routinely sells out! Call *773-327-5252* or visit our web site before you miss out!
P.S., We aren't evil. If this mail aggrivates you, reply with "delete" and a human being will fix you up so you aren't bugged any more.

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RED ORCHID: Pinter’s HOTHOUSE now playing


featuring ensemble member Jennifer Engstrom
with Peter DeFaria, Brian R. Dongarra, Gregory Hardigan, Daniel Rivkin, Steve Walker and Troy West
Christmas Eve is hectic enough in the company of loved ones.  But when you’re the warden of a government institution, the holiday promises to anything but a silent night.  A riotous blend of farce and terror, The Hothouse is considered to be Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter’s most comic play.




“A Red Orchid Theatre’s production of THE HOTHOUSE is so good – with an ensemble at once razor sharp, blisteringly funny, horrifying, desperate, outrageous and perhaps just one step shy of totally insane – you wish Pinter were in good enough shape to come see it.”  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

“… a smart-eyed, droll and menacing little show typified by an endlessly witty set from Grant Sabin, and numerous deliciously complex performances from the likes of Troy West (who is a hoot) and the knockout Steve Walker, who’ll remind you of Russell Crowe doing Beckett, if you can get your head around that juxtaposition.”

“Dado and her outstanding ensemble leave you laughing – nervously.”  CRITIC’S CHOICE!




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