For the Lovers Hosted by Georgia Rising

The Understudy Coffee and Books 5531 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United States

An exploration of the eight kinds of Greek love through the lens of Black drag performers with music by Black artists. Presenting For the Lovers: an exploration of the 8 kinds of Greek love through the lens of Black drag performers with music by Black artists. Hosted by Georgia Rising in collaboration with Cafe Royalty, […]

$15.00

Working in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Mark Larson

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents' Dining Hall 800 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, United States

PLEASE NOTE: This event occurs offsite at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum Join the celebration for the release Mark Larson’s book "Working in the 21st Century" & participate in an exclusive discussion with Larson. Why do we show up to the jobs we’ve chosen? Or why don't we? How has the upheaval of the […]

Free

Legland: An Absurd “Staged” Reading

The Understudy Coffee and Books 5531 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United States

LegLand creates absurdist, bouffon-inspired devised theatre pieces that parody everything from Greek drama to reality TV to consumer culture We thought we had already found all the great lost works of the past. We thought wrong. LegLand is proud to present an absurd “staged” “reading” of all the newly discovered texts from their private archives, […]

$20.00

USITT Presents The Stage Rigging Handbook

The Understudy Coffee and Books 5531 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United States

Join us for this special event on March 4, at The Understudy in Chicago! USITT Executive Director Laura Lee Everett will sit down with co-author Shane Kelly and scenic designer Regina García to discuss the latest edition of the Stage Rigging Handbook, working in the industry, and the impact Jay O. Glerum’s work has had […]

Free

THE LACY PROJECT by Alena Smith

The Understudy Coffee and Books 5531 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United States

The Lacy Project directed by Clara Zucker A Snails on a Bike Production Her mother's photographs turned Lacy into an icon of childhood innocence and beauty. Now, on the night of her 22nd birthday, Lacy has to navigate between image and reality, sex and friendship, self-indulgence and responsibility. This wild tragicomedy presents a portrait of […]

THE LACY PROJECT by Alena Smith

The Understudy Coffee and Books 5531 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United States

The Lacy Project directed by Clara Zucker A Snails on a Bike Production Her mother's photographs turned Lacy into an icon of childhood innocence and beauty. Now, on the night of her 22nd birthday, Lacy has to navigate between image and reality, sex and friendship, self-indulgence and responsibility. This wild tragicomedy presents a portrait of […]

THE LACY PROJECT by Alena Smith

The Understudy Coffee and Books 5531 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United States

The Lacy Project directed by Clara Zucker A Snails on a Bike Production Her mother's photographs turned Lacy into an icon of childhood innocence and beauty. Now, on the night of her 22nd birthday, Lacy has to navigate between image and reality, sex and friendship, self-indulgence and responsibility. This wild tragicomedy presents a portrait of […]

BRAWL! by Connor Ermir Bradshaw

The Understudy Coffee and Books 5531 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United States

Masculinity, desire, and belonging form a heady mix at the center of the boxing ring in BRAWL! Will Lucky find a way out? Dug into the backyard of Diesel Philips’ home is The Pit: the home and training ground for young boxers in the Mowbray Mountain valley. Here, limbs lock until a bell dings or […]

$10.00

ECHO’S INFERNO by Juliet Kang Huneke

The Understudy Coffee and Books 5531 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United States

It's 1884, and Echo really doesn't get along with her brothers. Or anyone. Then, the devil offers her a chance to skip forward and start over. Will she take it? Will it matter? With biting humor and irreverent logic, ECHO'S INFERNO explores girlhood, rage, ambition, and connection. Cast and Creative Team TBA About Freshly Brewed […]

$10.00