Lookingglass Announces 30th Season and Featured Casting

Ensemble Member David Schwimmer will return to direct a Kevin Douglas’ world premiere comedy PLANTATION!

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Dozens of Chicago Theaters Will Pledge Inclusion and Compassion on Eve of Inauguration
On Thursday night at 5:30 PM, thousands of theater practitioners will gather outside of hundreds of theaters across the country to participate in a ceremony promising to create a “light for dark times ahead.” The event is called “The Ghostlight Project,” and is organized by many theater luminaries. Inspired... Read more
Lookingglass Announces Cast for BEYOND CARING and MOBY DICK

Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning MOBY DICK, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin.

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MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH is a Visual Treat at Lookingglass

There is a visual treat of fairytale proportions playing at the Lookingglass stage this month brought to you by the titular characters of MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH. An aesthetic so well executed and true to its genre, that you could swear book pages were flipping over and coming to life in front of your eyes.

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THADDEUS AND SLOCUM Wows at Lookingglass

It is highly likely that THADDEUS AND SLOCUM will be the most delightful entertainment you’ll see this summer. Stacked and packed with song and dance numbers, the new Lookingglass production explores racial inequalities in showbiz at the turn of the 20th century through heartfelt laughter and with vaudevillian proportions.

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LIFE SUCKS Cast Announced
Lookingglass Theatre Company announced the cast for the Midwest premiere of LIFE SUCKS. Written by Aaron Posner and directed by Andrew White LIFE SUCKS features Philip R. Smith (Astor), Eddie Jemison (Vanya), Danielle Zuckerman (Sonia), Chaon Cross (Ella), Barbara Robertson (Babs), Jim Ortlieb (Professor) and Penelope Walker (Pickles). A... Read more
BLOOD WEDDING – a Valiant Effort, but Missed Opportunity

Though the collaboration of Lorca and Lookingglass is promising, the production’s aesthetic choices dominate Lorca’s words and characters instead of supporting them.

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