Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Lookingglass Theatre Company Presents TRUST


Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Trust, written by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Andy Bellin, based on the screenplay by Andy Bellin and Rob Festinger and directed by Ensemble Members David Schwimmer and Heidi Stillman. The production begins previews March 3, 2010. Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, January 15 for performances through April 25, 2010, at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.

Ensemble Members David Schwimmer and Heidi Stillman direct the World Premiere of his new script about a seemingly innocent online encounter that threatens to unravel the fabric of an American family. Using state of the art technology, Trust will be a cutting-edge theatrical experience, combining projection, video, photos, texting and live chat.

As the internet increasingly becomes the hunting ground for sexual predators, this production will serve to not only raise awareness but move and empower audiences to take action in their community and within their own families.

The play was brought to Lookingglass by Schwimmer, who is a current board member of The Rape Foundation and an active supporter of the Rape Treatment Center in Los Angeles for more than ten years.

Filming was recently completed in Michigan for a Millennium Films Projects version of Trust, directed by David Schwimmer and written by Andy Bellin. The film features Clive Owen and Catherine Keener as the parents of a 14-year old daughter, played by Liana Liberato, who is victimized in an online chat room.

Dates: Previews: March 3- March 12, 2010
Press opening: Saturday, March 13, 2010
Regular run: March 14 - April 25, 2010
Tuesday: 7:30, April 6 ONLY
Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
There will be no 7:30 pm. show on April 10
Sundays: 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic
Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.

Inventive. Collaborative. Transformative. Lookingglass Theatre Company was founded in 1988 by eight Northwestern University students. 2009-2010 marks the company's 22nd anniversary season. Lookingglass is home to a multi-disciplined ensemble of artists who create story-centered theatrical work that is physical, aurally rich and visually metaphoric. Lookingglass has staged 51 world premieres at 23 venues across Chicago, and garnered 42 Joseph Jefferson Awards and Citations.

Work premiered at Lookingglass has been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Berkeley, Philadelphia, Princeton, Hartford, Kansas City, Washington D.C. and St. Louis. Lookingglass Alice played earlier this fall at The Actors Theatre of Louisville and will be seen later this season at the ALLIANCE THEATRE and Syracuse Stage; Around The World in 80 Days will be produced at Centerstage in Baltimore and Kansas City Repertory. Lookingglass Originals have been produced across the United States.

The Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago's landmark Water Tower Water Works opened in June 2003. In addition to developing and presenting ensemble work, Lookingglass Education and Community programs encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence with more than 15,000 community members each year.

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues to expand its artistic, financial and institutional boundaries under the guidance of Artistic Director David Catlin, Executive Director Rachel Kraft, Artistic Director Elect Andrew White, Producing Artistic Director Philip R. Smith, Artistic Director of New Work Heidi Stillman, a 22-member artistic ensemble, 15 artistic associates, 11 production affiliates and administrative staff a dedicated board of directors led by Lisa Naparstek Green. For more information, visit

Prices: $18-$34, previews
$28-$62 regular run
Target Saturday Matinees offer a limited number of buy one, get one free tickets which are available to
all 3:00 p.m. Saturday matinees. This program is made possible with the generous support of Target,
working with Lookingglass to make the arts accessible to all.
A limited number of student tickets are available the day of the show for $20 with valid student ID.

Box Office: Buy online at
or by phone at (312) 337-0665.

The Lookingglass box office is located at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave.

Related Articles View More Chicago Stories

BroadwayWorld Store

More Hot Stories For You