Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category

A Midwinter Mummer’s Tale Returns

Dec
06

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Chicago’s magickal theatre troupe Terra Mysterium presents the second year of A Midwinter Mummer’s Tale. Their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol previews on December 8 and runs through December 18, 2016, at Collaboraction in Wicker Park.

The …

Ubu the Puppet King

Sep
09

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Rough House Theatre presents Ubu the King. The 1896 proto-surrealist play will feature original music and over 70 hand crafted puppets. The show runs September 9 through October 1, 2016, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm at the Chopin Theatre

Debra Ann Miller: Historical Actor

Jun
14

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Debra Ann Miller goes beyond historical costuming. She has made a living by portraying historical figures. She kindly took the time to answer a few of our questions.

You’ve performed as Mary Todd Lincoln, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott and

Iron Horses Can’t Be Broken

Mar
29

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In January 2015, Steampunk Chicago featured Burning Brigid Media, a production company with an aim of creating stories for characters marginalized traditionally by their race, gender or orientation. They launched a serialized steampunk western, Iron Horses Can’t Be Broken

Terra Mysterium Presents A Midwinter Mummer’s Tale

Dec
15

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Theatre collective Terra Mysterium debuts its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, A Midwinter Mummer’s Tale. Esmerelda Pennywise encounters ancient beings who transform her Yuletide season.

The play runs for one weekend: December 18, 2016, at 7pm, …

Trilbymania!

Sep
16

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George Du Maurier launched Trilbymania. His tale of the free spirited Trilby O’Ferrall sold over 200,000 copies in its first year and inspired plays, movies, fashion and introduced new terms to the English lexicon.

On September 8, 1894, the novel …

Cirque du Soleil Goes Kuriosly Steampunk

Aug
11

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Cirque du Soleil rolls into Chicago with its steampunk-themed Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. Performances run August 6 through September 20, 2015, at the United Center.

The show revolves around an inventor and his wunderkammer, the titular cabinet of curiosities. …

Play and Paint

May
05

Prince Albert

Get your art on this week when esoteric theater company Terra Mysterium performs its new play The Secret History of Prince Albert: A Tale of the Clockwork Prince on Friday, May 8, 2015, and artist Jason Brammer holds his Open …

Burning Bluebeard: The Iroquois Theatre Fire

Dec
23

iroquoispostfire (1)Theatergoers did not know that when they went to see the musical Mr. Bluebeard on December 30, 1903, the Iroquois Theatre would become a deadly Inferno. Over 600 perished from the blaze. The Ruffians present Burning Bluebeard, a holiday show …

A Steampunk Christmas Carol Staged Reading

Dec
11

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It’s that special time of year for eggnog, staying in to watch a show, and getting all steamed up for the holidays. What better way to celebrate the turning of the year than with shows and stories we love, with …