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Next Draft Series: How to Kill a Rodent

June 1 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

How to Kill a Rodent By Eleanor McCaughey Canadians Guy and Carrie take a road trip to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania only days before Groundhog Day, in an effort to assassinate Punxsutawney […]

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Next Draft Series: How to Kill a Rodent
June 1 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

TGNC Theatre Maker’s Meetup

June 2 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm

🏳️‍⚧️MEETUP🏳️‍⚧️ Trans and gender non-conforming theatre makers, Join us June 2nd for an evening of community and connection. We’re hanging out 7pm to 10pm and keeping the cafe open for […]

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TGNC Theatre Maker’s Meetup
June 2 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Next Draft Series: How to Kill a Rodent

June 3 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

How to Kill a Rodent By Eleanor McCaughey Canadians Guy and Carrie take a road trip to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania only days before Groundhog Day, in an effort to assassinate Punxsutawney […]

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Next Draft Series: How to Kill a Rodent
June 3 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Next Draft Series: Infinity Burns

June 8 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Infinity Burns By Felix Abidor Giordano Bruno, a 16th-century monk, is sentenced to death for his radical beliefs in an infinite universe. Cast: Peter Ferneding Stephanie Fongheiser Madison Kiernan Playwright: […]

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Next Draft Series: Infinity Burns
June 8 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Next Draft Series: Infinity Burns

June 10 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Infinity Burns By Felix Abidor Giordano Bruno, a 16th-century monk, is sentenced to death for his radical beliefs in an infinite universe. Cast: Peter Ferneding Stephanie Fongheiser Madison Kiernan Playwright: […]

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Next Draft Series: Infinity Burns
June 10 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

G. L. O. W. : A Queer Sober Open Mic Night

June 14 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm

The Understudy presents G.L.O.W.: a Queer Sober Open Mic Night ABOUT THE EVENT Join The Understudy for G.L.O.W., a queer sober open mic night hosted by K.J Whitehead and Sharon […]

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G. L. O. W. : A Queer Sober Open Mic Night
June 14 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm

SERVICE by Makeda Delcet

June 24 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

When a close circle of buds have to go to their recently-deceased friend’s apartment to retrieve a suit for his burial, they discover a woman tied up in his closet. […]

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SERVICE by Makeda Delcet
June 24 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Grown in Chicago: Creating Your Community

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Where Should I Go While I’m In Chicago For SCA Expo 2024?

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Chicago Reader Best Coffee Shop 2023

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STORE EXPLORER: Where Magician Dennis Watkins Shops

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Here’s To Never Growing Up: A Review of “The Best Damn Thing” at The Understudy

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Best Damn Book Shop: The Understudy’s New Frontier

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Avril Lavigne-Inspired Musical ‘The Best Damn Thing’ Helps Viewers Connect With Their Inner Teen

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The Best Damn Thing explores teenage power and pain

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‘Cuppa Joe’ at The Understudy Coffee and Books

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Chicago’s Essential Coffee Shops

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Theatre Bookstore, Coffee Shop, Creative Hub
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Theatre Bookstore, Coffee Shop, Creative Hub
Triple Threat
Theatre Bookstore, Coffee Shop, Creative Hub
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