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Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them at Athenaeum Theatre




Athenaeum Theatre

2936 N. Southport Ave.

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From the screwball imagination of local playwright Christopher Durang (author of New City's 2010-11 season favorite Miss Witherspoon), an uproarious new comedy about America's ongoing "war on terror." A young woman wakes up to a strange man, a hangover, and a whole lot of questions: Is her new husband, whom she married while drunk, a terrorist, a crazed alcoholic, or both? Is her father's hobby of butterfly collecting for real, or is it a cover for his involvement in a right-wing shadow government? Is her mother a theater-loving eccentric, or is she actually insane? The Philadelphia premiere of Durang's 2009 Off-Broadway hit answers all these questions and more this holiday season.

News About Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them at Athenaeum Theatre

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January 21, 2020

Eclipse Theatre Company announces the recipient of 2020's Eleventh Annual Corona Award: Mary Ann Thebus and Michael and Mona Heath. The Corona Award honors individuals and organizations which play an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized theatres like Eclipse Theatre.

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The Belmont Theater District (BTD), Chicago's largest theater district located in the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods, celebrates the holidays this November and December. The Belmont Theater District acts as an advocate to create, promote and strengthen the diverse artistic offerings of the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods to its residents and visitors.

Eclipse Theatre Company Announces 2020 Season Will Feature The Visionary Works Of Playwright Caryl Churchill
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Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the only theatre company in the Midwest to focus on a single playwright each season, has announced they will feature the innovative works of Caryl Churchill for the 2020 Season. Eclipse plans to explore the range of Ms. Churchill's canon with three full productions, readings, and public events focused on the playwright and her works.

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