The Den Theatre wins 3 Jeff Awards!

• Henry Behel - Scenic Design | City of Dreadful Night
• Cat Wilson - Lighting Design | City of Dreadful Night
• Mikey Moran - Original Incidental Music | City of Dreadful Night

Featured Shows at The Den Theatre


imgSun. April 20th @ 8pm

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North Park University Theatre presents:

Tickets: $10 General Admission | $5 North Park Faculty/Staff/Student

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Thursday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 25, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 26, 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 27, 2:30 pm

Thursday, May 1, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 2, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 3, 7:30 pm

Ghosts and Zombies is Scandinavian playwright Gustav Tegby's modern adaptation of Ghosts, by Henrik Ibsen. Theatre and performance studiesprofessor Chad Eric Bergman translated the script, originally written in Swedish, and will serve as director of the North Park Theatre Company production.

In step with the department's emphasis on the unique storefront model, the Company leaves campus to stage this production at the Den Theatre in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Seanachai presents the U.S. Premiere of:
by Billy Roche - Directed by Kevin Christopher Fox

Click here to purchase tickets or call (866) 811-4111.
 $26 Thu & Fri, $30 Sat & Sun

imgApril 25 - May 25, 2014
Thursday-Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 3pm 

Early 1960s. Delaney’s Traveling Roadshow tours the Irish countryside with bumper cars, bearded ladies, rifle ranges and the main attraction: the boxing ring. The Roadshow invites all comers to fight them to win a prize. Theo, the iron fisted patriarch, struggles to keep his crew in line and when his long abandoned daughter arrives, the patchwork family is thrown against the ropes.

The production is directed by Kevin Christopher Fox, who returns to Seanachaí having previously directed Hughie. The show stars Seanachaí ensemble members Ira AmyxJeff ChristianMichael GrantCarolyn Klein, and Dan Waller.

Forget Me Not Theatre presents: GOTHIC ARCH
By Jeffrey Fiske / Directed by Renee Lynn Jackson

Click here to purchase tickets, or call 872.588.0963 for ticket information. Tickets are $20.

imgApril 17 - April 27
Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm

Sundays @ 3:00pm

Produced as part of Forget Me Not's Workshop Series, Gothic Arch is inspired by the film Rashomon by acclaimed filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. It tells the compelling story of a single crime, retold and re-imagined through the unique lens of multiple witnesses. Gothic Arch explores the effect of perspective on storytelling, and how it can both mask and reveal something as complex as the truth.

GROUP DISCOUNT: Use code "dontforget" for discounts on groups of 6 or more.

INDUSTRY NIGHT: A special industry night on Thursday, April 24th features half-price tickets for industry professionals. Please bring a headshot, resume or business card to the box office.

TALK BACKS: Following the Friday evening performances on April 18th & 25th, you are invited to join members of the cast and playwright Jeffrey Fiske for a conversation about Gothic Arch.

Click here to visit Forget Me Not Theatre's website.


"It's showtime!"

For Tickets please visit or call (773) 620-9145.

imgTHURS 4/24 8:00 PM
FRI 4/25 8:00 PM

SAT 4/26 8:00 PM
SUN 4/27 MATINEE 3:00 PM
SUN 4/27 8:00 PM

Handbook is the newest show from InGen productions and is a play inspired by the film Beetlejuice, the music of Harry Belafonte, and the art of lip sync. Join us for an exploration of restless spirits, haunting song, and deadly puppetry.

Created and Produced by Tai Palmgren and Joseph Schupbach
Directed by Joseph Schupbach
Musical Directed by Curtis Williams
Choreographed by Amy Carlson
Production Managed by Victoria R. Golden
Stage Managed by Kate Grudichak 
Scenic and Prop Design by Emily Lindskoog
Additional Scenic and Prop Design by Archer Curry, Adam Mcaleavey, and Sarah Nelson
Lighting Design by Joe Giovannetti
Costume Desing by Kassi Bleifuss

The Cast includes: Kassi Bleifuss, Jen Bowser, Amy Carlson, Peter Carlson, Nancy Casas, Brandon Cloyd, Nick Hart, Mary Winn Heider, Emily Marso, Jessie Oliver, Tai Palmgren, Patrick Poulin, Zoe Schwartz, Kate Staiger, Gwen Tulin, Curtis Williams, and Rachel Wilson.

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Click here to purchase tickets or call  773-360-7330. Tickets: $15

May 2nd thru 25th - Fridays, Saturdays & Sunday @ 7:30pm

Sandy and her beach buddies get more than a tan when they visit a beach with a dark past and a dangerous secret.  Attack at Bikini Werewolf Beach Part II, Robot vs. Dinosaur's fun-filled comedic musical, mashes the best of the 50's beach flicks with classic werewolf movies.  Soak up the sun, boogie with some beach babes; just mind the moonlit maulings.   Featuring nine original songs and lots of laughs, Attack at Bikini Werewolf Beach Part II is sure to leave you screaming "Wawawhooey!"  So put all your friends in the fun buggy, grab your silver bullets, and come on down to twist and shout on Bikini Werewolf Beach!

Broken Road Theatre Company is proud to announce their debut production and Midwest premiere of: FAULT LINES by Rebecca Louise Miller

Click here to purchase tickets or call 773-332-6705.

imgMay 9th - June 1st
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 3pm 

In 1993, Bethany, Kat, and Rachel watched helplessly as their friend Nina was abducted from her twelfth birthday party. Twenty years after Nina’s abduction and subsequent murder, the former friends reunite on the eve of the murderer's execution to face the event that forever changed the course of their lives.

Inspired by the real-life events surrounding the 1993 abduction of California child, Polly Klaas, "Fault Lines" touches on the cultural and political repercussions of the kidnapping, but more importantly, explores the themes of identity and re-claiming your own narrative. When you face inexplicable tragedy at a young age, what power do you have to prevent it from becoming the defining moment of your life?

“The strength of this play lies in the stark contrast of the characters and how they have adjusted to their post-Nina lives,” says the play’s director, Dennis Frymire. “While the show does touch on the social and political ramifications of the event – the media sensationalism; the flawed ‘Three Strikes’ law that came as a result – the heart of the show truly lies with the friends who watched Nina being taken: the fear and the guilt they felt after, and the varying degrees in which the abduction shaped their lives as they transitioned into adulthood.”

Your Saturday Nights Belong to the Beast... Beast Women Spring Series 2014...

Click here to purchase tickets or call 773-278-1212. Tickets: $20

Saturdays @ 10:30PM, May 10th - June 14th


An All-Female Performance Variety Revue serving as a platform to showcase the best female talent in Chicago.  

A diverse assortment of genres are presented each week that highlight female strength through performance including music, poetry, dance, performance art, spoken word, burlesque, etc. This is not your typical show. The artists presented, display their passion, strength, freedom, and sensuality to reveal the very things that make them the women they are today. The only demands placed on them are to be original and be bold. The show is an invigorating and stimulating experience that operates on a concept of revolving individual performances, so every night is different offering a unique, exciting, and memorable experience for audiences.  




Our Misson Statement:
The Den Theatre is committed to producing theatre that explores our very human search for identity, companionship, and most importantly, a place to call home.  Our productions reflect this shared need to find our purpose and to understand our place in the world.

Guest Production
Ticket Sales:
Please note that The Den Theatre does not handle the ticket sales for productions taking place at The Den Theatre other than The Dens own productions (The Den Theatre Ensemble). Please click on the ticket links provided or visit each individual company's website.

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