Season Flex Passes Now On Sale for Rogers Park Theatres
Rogers Park-area theatres BoHo Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Raven Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre return for a seventh year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015. Dubbed "Chicago's answer to off-Broadway" by the Chicago Sun-Times, the quintet of companies garnered nine Non-Equity Jeff Awards out of thirty-six nominations during the 2013-2014 season and want to share their neighborhood's commitment to excellence with the entire community, by offering this discounted pass with up to 75% savings over regular single tickets.
The $50, five-show pass - good for one adult or kids show, anytime during the season, at each of the five participating theatres (does not include participant shows at venues outside Rogers Park, or visiting companies' productions at participant venues) - is available at each theatre's box office, and through www.rogersparkflexpass.com. The pass is business card-sized to be kept throughout the season, punched when used at each theatre, and displayed at each restaurant when a discount is requested.
The Flex Pass is offered at a special discounted rate of $45 during Rogers Park's 13th Annual Glenwood Ave. Arts Festival, August 16-17 at the Lifeline Theatre box office, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Festival details at 773-761-4477 x701 and www.GlenwoodAve.org.
Participating theatres and 2014-15 season offerings include (call or visit the web sites for production dates and details):
"Ordinary Days" and "Scotland Road.
MainStage shows "Jane Eyre," "One Came Home" (World Premiere), "Soon I Will Be Invincible" (World Premiere), and KidSeries shows "The Velveteen Rabbit," "Lions In Illyria" (World Premiere), and "The One And Only Ivan" (World Premiere).
"All My Sons," "Dividing the Estate" (Chicago Premiere), "The Birdfeeder Doesn't Know" (World Premiere), and "Beast on the Moon."
Two-show rep: "Jet Black Chevrolet" (World Premiere) and "We Three" (World Premiere), "Push Button Murder" (World Premiere), the Third Annual "Festival of Storytelling," and one more show TBA.
Rogers Park restaurants near the theatres are partnering to offer dining discounts to pass purchasers for the season through August 31, 2015.
Bullhead Cantina (Whiskey & taco bar), 1406 W. Morse Ave., will extend a 10% discount to each Flex Pass holder, year-round (only valid for regular menu items, not specials).
The Heartland Café (Good wholesome food for the mind and body), 7000 N. Glenwood Ave., will extend a 15% discount to each Flex Pass holder, year-round.
The Pub at Mayne Stage (New American cuisine/contemporary dining), 1330 W. Morse Ave., will extend a 10% discount to each Flex Pass holder, year-round.
R Public House (A meeting place that promotes the sense of community through the consumption of alcohol and light fare food), 1508 W. Jarvis, will extend a 10% discount to each Flex Pass holder, year-round.
Towbar (A European-style cafe in Jarvis Square, open till 10pm), 1500 W. Jarvis, will extend a 10% discount to each Flex Pass holder, year-round.
In addition, Theo Ubique offers dinner and show packages at the No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave.
Glenwood Avenue Arts District, in the heart of Rogers Park, features numerous artist studios, music venues, theatres and restaurants and is fast becoming known as a vibrant and unique arts destination. The Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "Maybe the time has come to dub Glenwood Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood as Chicago's answer to off-Broadway. Certainly that's the conclusion to be reached if you tally up the nominations for the Non-Equity Jeff Awards." Chicago Magazine added, "For pure Chicago heart, soul and polished grit, the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Rogers Park is our favorite new destination."