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"Chicago's Best Stand-Up" at the Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Thu, November 23
+ 9 more dates
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Thu, November 23
Sat, November 25
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
Mon, November 27
Tue, November 28
Tue, November 28
Wed, November 29
Thu, November 30
Thu, November 30
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh F... [more+]

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring "Chicago's Best Stand-Up" show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer. [less-]

An Everyman's Journey in "Bob: A Life in Five Acts"

at Apollo Theater Studio, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Jesus had the manger. Lincoln had the log cabin. And for Bob, it all started on the floor of a Kentucky White Castle. Abandoned by his birth mother and discovered by an infertile waitress who raises h... [more+]

Jesus had the manger. Lincoln had the log cabin. And for Bob, it all started on the floor of a Kentucky White Castle. Abandoned by his birth mother and discovered by an infertile waitress who raises him as her own, Bob matures into an ever-enthusiastic American everyman who sets out on a lifelong quest to become a "great man" in this quirky, moving satire by acclaimed playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb ("Litter"). Along his journey in this rags-to-riches-to-fame-to-fall-to-legacy-to-the-love-of-living-life tale, Bob encounters love, loss and plenty of other peculiar characters who share in his determination to achieve the American dream. Shakespeare separated man's life into seven ages, but for Bob, it's "A Life in Five Acts". Find your own inner Bob when this fast-paced, award-winning comedy comes to Chicago's Apollo Theater Studio. [less-]

"Tomato Throw Show": Competing Comedians Must Get Laughs ... or Else

at The Comedy Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Tue, November 28
Tue, December 05
+ 2 more dates
Tue, November 21
Tue, November 28
Tue, December 05
Tue, December 12
Tue, December 19
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

The "Tomato Throw Show" is a comedy competition that gives new meaning to the concept of a "tough crowd." The stakes are high for any Chicagoland stand-ups who take the stage for this weekly Comedy Ba... [more+]

The "Tomato Throw Show" is a comedy competition that gives new meaning to the concept of a "tough crowd." The stakes are high for any Chicagoland stand-ups who take the stage for this weekly Comedy Bar showcase: Either your punchlines land, or tomatoes land ... "on you". At the start of the show, audience members are handed one (fake) tomato each and are encouraged to pelt the comedian they like least. By the show's end, the comedian with the fewest tomatoes is crowned the winner. Any comedian who's pummeled by more than 10 tomatoes will be immediately carted away, like so much old produce. [less-]

"Escape to Margaritaville": Pre-Broadway Engagement

at Oriental Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Wed, November 22
FULL PRICE: $53 - $73
OFFER PRICE: $39 - $55

Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make -- and the people we become -- once we've had a change in latitude. "Escape to Margaritaville" is the musical comedy getaway featuring bot... [more+]

Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make -- and the people we become -- once we've had a change in latitude. "Escape to Margaritaville" is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including "Come Monday," "Volcano," "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia ("My Name is Earl", "Raising Hope") and Emmy Award nominee Mike O'Malley ("Survivor's Remorse", "Shameless"), this rousing and refreshing new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine ("Come From Away", "Rock of Ages") and directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley ("Come From Away", "Memphis"). Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water's warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all, and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Take a break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar and kick back to the soothing sounds of the steel drum, at Chicago's Oriental Theatre. It doesn't get much better than this. All you need now is a ticket. "Escape to Margaritaville": It's more than a musical, it's a way of life. [less-]

"Fudge" at iO Theater: Where Music and Comedy Meet

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Tue, November 28
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

"Fudge" is an evening of comedy and music brought to you by the independent improv team Fudge. Comprised of Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci and Dan White, Fudge's goal has always been to exist... [more+]

"Fudge" is an evening of comedy and music brought to you by the independent improv team Fudge. Comprised of Damian Anaya, Tim Lyons, Vince Portacci and Dan White, Fudge's goal has always been to exist at the intersection of creative disciplines. Every show's unique atmosphere is directly influenced by that night's musical and comedic performances, which either compliment or juxtapose one another. Half concert, half comedy show, "Fudge" is a wholly unique experience unlike any other comedy show in Chicago. [less-]

"Q Brothers Christmas Carol": Hip-Hop Dickens Parody

at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Sat, November 25
+ 17 more dates
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Sat, November 25
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
Sun, November 26
Wed, November 29
Thu, November 30
Fri, December 01
Sat, December 02
Sun, December 03
Sun, December 03
Tue, December 05
Wed, December 06
Thu, December 07
Fri, December 08
Sat, December 09
Sat, December 09
Sun, December 10
Sun, December 10
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FULL PRICE: $38 - $52
OFFER PRICE: $27 - $52

Charles Dickens' holiday classic gets a clever hip-hop remix in "Q Brothers Christmas Carol". Created by the Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Theater creative producer Rick Boynton, the team behind ... [more+]

Charles Dickens' holiday classic gets a clever hip-hop remix in "Q Brothers Christmas Carol". Created by the Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Theater creative producer Rick Boynton, the team behind the international hit Shakespearean "ad-rap-tation" "Othello: The Remix", this irreverent update tweaks Dickens' beloved characters and sets Scrooge's time-traveling journey through the hip-hop decades to a live score by DJ Super Nova. You'll meet an Ebenezer Scrooge with an erotic passion for cash, a Jamaican Jacob Marley and Lil' Tim, the tiniest Cratchit with a slew of maladies, all singing to mashups of everything from reggae and dancehall music to dubstep and epic rock ballads. Sure to become a holiday favorite, "Q Brothers Christmas Carol" is as cheeky, intelligent and street smart as audiences have come to expect from the Q Brothers. See it at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. [less-]

"Irving Berlin's White Christmas": Beloved Musical

at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Wed, November 22
+ 2 more dates
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
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FULL PRICE: $40 - $90
OFFER PRICE: $30 - $80

Based on the holiday film favorite starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney, this stage adaptation of "White Christmas" tells the story of two successful song-and-dance men wh... [more+]

Based on the holiday film favorite starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney, this stage adaptation of "White Christmas" tells the story of two successful song-and-dance men who fall in love with a pair of beautiful sisters while struggling to save the fading Vermont inn owned by their former commanding general. Like a gorgeous Christmas card come to life onstage, this beloved musical features the songs "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "I Love a Piano" and the best-selling single of all time, "White Christmas." This song-and-dance extravaganza is bound to brighten anyone's holiday -- and with the magic of the Christmas season in full swing, you never know ... it may even snow. Don't miss this classic at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre. [less-]

Live Comedy at the World Famous Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
FULL PRICE: $10 - $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars fro... [more+]

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, the Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out. [less-]

Explosive Thriller: "Wild Boar"

at Pierce Hall, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Fri, November 24
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

An adaption from famed playwright David Henry Hwang and written by Hong Kong's Candace Chong, "Wild Boar" is a gripping look at journalistic integrity, city planning and social conscience. In this sto... [more+]

An adaption from famed playwright David Henry Hwang and written by Hong Kong's Candace Chong, "Wild Boar" is a gripping look at journalistic integrity, city planning and social conscience. In this story, we witness an editor and his student get to the bottom of a missing person case involving a controversial professor. As friendships are tested and media manipulation is explored, an explosive thriller unfolds at Pierce Hall in Chicago. [less-]

Improv Comedy Troupe Devil's Daughter Earns Big Laughs at iO Theater

at iO Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Tue, November 28
Tue, December 05
+ 3 more dates
Tue, November 21
Tue, November 28
Tue, December 05
Tue, December 12
Tue, December 19
Tue, December 26
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FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Improv comedy reaches new heights when placed within the structure known as the Harold, a performative feedback loop of intertwined scenes and bits that build on each other toward a big finish. Few gr... [more+]

Improv comedy reaches new heights when placed within the structure known as the Harold, a performative feedback loop of intertwined scenes and bits that build on each other toward a big finish. Few groups perform the Harold better than the clever troupe Devil's Daughter, who you can see with their Harold compadres Scout in a riotous double billing at famed Chicago improv outlet iO Theater. You'll laugh, you'll cry... with laughter, and then you'll laugh some more. [less-]

Live Jazz at Winter's Jazz Club

at Winter's Jazz Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Tue, November 21
Fri, November 24
+ 11 more dates
Tue, November 21
Tue, November 21
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
Sat, November 25
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
Sun, November 26
Tue, November 28
Tue, November 28
Wed, November 29
Wed, November 29
Thu, November 30
Thu, November 30
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in ... [more+]

As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago hosts jazz musicians specializing in everything from straight-ahead jazz to swing, big band, New Orleans-style and more. Every show at Winter's Jazz Club furthers the love of live jazz, where you can savor a drink for purchase along with tinnovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around. [less-]

American Writers Museum: Explore Words With Friends

at American Writers Museum, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
+ 32 more dates
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
Tue, November 28
Wed, November 29
Thu, November 30
Fri, December 01
Sat, December 02
Sun, December 03
Tue, December 05
Wed, December 06
Thu, December 07
Fri, December 08
Sat, December 09
Sun, December 10
Tue, December 12
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Tue, December 19
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sun, December 24
Tue, December 26
Wed, December 27
Thu, December 28
Fri, December 29
Sat, December 30
Sun, December 31
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Get lost in a world of books. Open to the public since May 2017, this cool new museum immerses you in a wonderland of words through cutting-edge technology, tracing the history of U.S. literature, as ... [more+]

Get lost in a world of books. Open to the public since May 2017, this cool new museum immerses you in a wonderland of words through cutting-edge technology, tracing the history of U.S. literature, as well as other forms of writing, from songs and ad slogans to poetry and sci-fi. In addition to fascinating revolving exhibits, you'll delve into the actual creative process, with a collaborative story area (complete with pencils, typewriters and digital access), a kid lit gallery and the "Anatomy of a Masterwork", which takes you into the mind of an author. And for all you logophiles (word lovers) out there, there's even a game room featuring interactive tabletop consoles. [less-]

The Second City's "Holidazed & Confused: Mandatory Merriment"

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Fri, December 01
+ 18 more dates
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Fri, December 01
Sat, December 02
Tue, December 05
Wed, December 06
Wed, December 06
Thu, December 07
Fri, December 08
Fri, December 08
Sat, December 09
Tue, December 12
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Mon, December 18
Tue, December 19
Wed, December 20
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FULL PRICE: $31 - $36
OFFER PRICE: $15.50 - $18

It may be fall, but the bells, they are a-jingling already. And if you're dreading the start of the holiday season, then The Second City has the perfect recipe in "Holidazed & Confused: Mandatory Merr... [more+]

It may be fall, but the bells, they are a-jingling already. And if you're dreading the start of the holiday season, then The Second City has the perfect recipe in "Holidazed & Confused: Mandatory Merriment", another hilarious production that takes aim at traditional holiday fare. So when you're tired of frosty snowmen, Black Friday "bargains," pumpkin spice, dreidels and everything in between, join the quick-witted cast at Chicago's Up Comedy Club for a night of comedy that will make you "ho ho ho." [less-]

The Turkey Crawl: Black Wednesday Fun

at John Barleycorn Pub, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, November 22
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Get yourself good and ready to spend time with the fam this year by downing a pre-Thanksgiving drink or two, courtesy of The Turkey Crawl, Wrigleyville's only Black Wednesday bar hop. Tickets include ... [more+]

Get yourself good and ready to spend time with the fam this year by downing a pre-Thanksgiving drink or two, courtesy of The Turkey Crawl, Wrigleyville's only Black Wednesday bar hop. Tickets include a dinner buffet, gift cards to use on the crawl, drink specials, giveaways and more. [less-]

"Elf the Musical": A Modern Holiday Classic

at Paramount Theatre, Aurora
OFFER DATES:
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Wed, November 29
+ 16 more dates
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Wed, November 29
Wed, November 29
Thu, November 30
Thu, November 30
Fri, December 01
Sun, December 03
Wed, December 06
Wed, December 06
Thu, December 07
Fri, December 08
Tue, December 12
Wed, December 13
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
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FULL PRICE: $38 - $64
OFFER PRICE: $38 - $64

Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, and tie a big Broadway bow around it, and you've got the sweet family treat known as "Elf the Musical". The festive... [more+]

Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, and tie a big Broadway bow around it, and you've got the sweet family treat known as "Elf the Musical". The festive fun starts as soon as you enter the lobby of Aurora's Paramount Theatre, where you'll be greeted by a two-story Christmas tree and thousands of sparkling lights. Then fasten your sleigh belts for a fun ride that follows the story of Buddy, a little boy who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. He grows up unaware that he's an actual human, but his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities eventually force him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy then takes off on a journey to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help the city remember the true meaning of Christmas -- and this sparkling holiday show will no doubt do the same for you and yours. [less-]

A Ballet-Free Adaptation of "The Nutcracker"

at Chopin Theatre Mainstage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
+ 26 more dates
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
Sat, November 25
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
Fri, December 01
Sat, December 02
Sat, December 02
Sun, December 03
Fri, December 08
Sat, December 09
Sat, December 09
Sun, December 10
Sun, December 10
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Tue, December 26
Wed, December 27
Thu, December 28
Fri, December 29
Sat, December 30
Sat, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $45
OFFER PRICE: $24.50 - $31.50

The House Theatre of Chicago's original, ballet-free version of "The Nutcracker" returns to Chicago's Chopin Theatre Mainstage with its fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored hol... [more+]

The House Theatre of Chicago's original, ballet-free version of "The Nutcracker" returns to Chicago's Chopin Theatre Mainstage with its fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored holiday story. With lots of humor and heart, this fresh theatrical interpretation centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas following her brother's death. With the help of a magical nutcracker given to her by her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer, she bravely fights the Rat King to save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs and spellbinding imagery to tell a heartwarming holiday story of love, loss and hope. [less-]

"It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago"

at Stage 773, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
+ 12 more dates
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
Sat, November 25
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
Wed, November 29
Thu, November 30
Fri, December 01
Sat, December 02
Sat, December 02
Sun, December 03
Wed, December 06
Thu, December 07
Fri, December 08
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FULL PRICE: $29 - $41.50
OFFER PRICE: $14.50 - $29

For 16 years, the American Blues Ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago". The incredible cast recreates the entire town of Be... [more+]

For 16 years, the American Blues Ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago". The incredible cast recreates the entire town of Bedford Falls with Foley sound effects, an original score and holiday carols. Critics call this "perfect Christmas theater" and "first-class holiday fare." After each performance, milk and cookies are served by the cast. Take part in this joyous Yuletide tradition at Stage 773. [less-]

Speakeasy Murder Mystery Cocktail Party

at Pranzi - River North, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, November 22
FULL PRICE: $49
OFFER PRICE: $31.50

Join Art Room Events for a night to remember, full of death, deceit and ... craft cocktails. John Jones, the spirited founder of the Chicago Dil Pickle speakeasy, has been murdered, and you're invited... [more+]

Join Art Room Events for a night to remember, full of death, deceit and ... craft cocktails. John Jones, the spirited founder of the Chicago Dil Pickle speakeasy, has been murdered, and you're invited to join his closest friends and family to put on "heirs" over cocktails at Pranzi in River North, where the executor of his will shall review who'll inherit his millions. The Dil Pickle Club was an actual place -- a site of cultural interchange, full of radicals, activists, artists, and even hobos. Characters of this murder mystery will take on a persona inspired by an actual historical figure at the time the Dil Pickle Club was open in Chicago. You'll receive character descriptions and rules prior to the event, and are encouraged to dress (and act) the part for the entire evening. Each ticket includes three craft cocktails, and food will be available for purchase. [less-]

Magical One-Man Play "This Wonderful Life"

at The Edge Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
+ 2 more dates
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
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FULL PRICE: $29 - $39
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $19.50

While some Christmas shows lean on extravagant costumes and decorations, "This Wonderful Life" gets to the heart of the season with a powerful story told by one man. James Leaming inhabits every role ... [more+]

While some Christmas shows lean on extravagant costumes and decorations, "This Wonderful Life" gets to the heart of the season with a powerful story told by one man. James Leaming inhabits every role in this hilariously touching stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film "It's a Wonderful Life" in this American Blues Theater production at The Edge Theater in Chicago. Simple props and effects complete the scenes, and "the effects take on a life of their own, and the audience is swept up in the suspension of disbelief" ("San Diego Union-Tribune"). George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter and the gang come to life as a single actor tells the heartwarming story of one hardworking man's life and his effect on the people around him. The "San Diego Union-Tribune" calls it "theatrical magic ... [a] tour de force performance [by Leaming]," and it comes Jeff Recommended. [less-]

Emily Dickinson's Life in Whimsical One-Woman Show

at Court Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Sat, November 25
+ 3 more dates
Wed, November 22
Fri, November 24
Sat, November 25
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
Sun, November 26
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FULL PRICE: $50 - $68
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $34

It is easier to get front row "Hamilton" tickets than it was to get Emily Dickinson out on the town, but with this play you will have intimate access to her famously isolated world with the perfectly-... [more+]

It is easier to get front row "Hamilton" tickets than it was to get Emily Dickinson out on the town, but with this play you will have intimate access to her famously isolated world with the perfectly-suited style of a whimsical one-woman show. This paradoxical poet was as complex as her writing and her distinct humor and charm break through her anguish in "The Belle of Amherst". This drama was "skillfully crafted" ("Variety") from the recluse's poems, letters and diary entries -- making this breathing biography a true-to-life portrayal of the 19th-century nonconformist. According to this beloved observer of life, "forever is composed of nows" -- so bust out of your own reclusion and get to know the endearing cake-loving artist behind the words you studied in high school at Chicago's Court Theatre. [less-]

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