The Den Theatre First Floor Mainstage
1329 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622 (Opening Aug. 2nd)

"The theater community in Wicker Park will get a big boost with The Den Theatre's new street-level space at its current home on Milwaukee Avenue. The Hypocrites, one of Chicago's highly praised and innovative storefront theater companies, will make its new home there."

- Gapers Block 


World premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC
Adapted and Directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney
August 2-October 5 2014 

World premiere of H.M.S. PINAFORE
plus the return of
Adapted and Directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney
December 2014-February 2015

Written by Samuel Beckett Directed by Artistic Director Halena Kays
February-April 2015

Written by Anton Chekhov Directed by Artistic Director Geoff Button
February-April 2015

Subscribe today for the Hypocrites 18th Season!
(Staff & Box Office: 773.525.5991)

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Featured Shows at The Den Theatre

imgThe Hypocrites present: ALL OUR TRAGIC
Directed and Adapted by Sean Graney

August 2nd- October 5th

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All Our Tragic is an epic cycle-play adaptation of the thirty-two surviving Greek tragedies. After a diligent two-and-a-half years of writing, I have completed a 865 page draft representing a twelve-hour theatrical event featuring the entire canon of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. I want to create a modern Festival of Dionysus, the immersive, durational-theater experience of the Ancient Greeks for which these plays were originally written. These incredible festivals were designed to encourage civic conversation about important contemporary topics by incorporating music, politics and eating.



Jeffrey Clark Stokes and Ghost Light Productions, Inc. presents: ONE FLEA SPARE by Naomi Wallace

Click here to purchase tickets or call 312.882.9832. Tickets are $10

July 13th- July 25th
Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm & Sun @ 3:00pm

imgPlease note that we have an "industry" night - Wednesday, July 23 (for those unable to come during a "normal" run).  

A rich, older couple, a ragged sailor, a desensitized servant girl, and a corrupt guard; these are the characters of Naomi Wallace's beautiful play - One Flea Spare.  Forced to interact very closely over 28 days of quarantine, how will they fare?   

The 1%, the middle-class working man, the fatherless child, and foul authorities; these are the characters of our world, today.  How do we treat each other when not even forced to be in close quarters every day?

It's a little easier to take a look at ourselves when we back up and see our reflections in the pool of a past time.  Naomi Wallace asks us to do just that with this play.  

Spartan Theatre Company presents: CLOSER
by Patrick Marber,
directed by Patrick Belics

imgJuly 11 thru July 27
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
@ Sundays at 3:00pm

Click here to purchase tickets or call (636)-373-0586.

A doctor, a photographer, an exotic dancer, and a writer become entangled in a complicated romance. Set in contemporary London, this detailed and elaborate character study soon becomes an intimate drama following a pair of couples as they navigate the unsteady terrain of love, desire, honesty and deceit. Under the direction of Artistic Director Patrick Belics, this award winning play looks unflinchingly at how and why we love and lie.

Winner of the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, 1999 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Nominated for the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play. 

Living Canvas Rx

imgAugust 1st - August 17th
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
@ Sundays at 6:00pm

Click here to purchase tickets ($20).

The Living Canvas, known for nude actors telling theatrical stories with their bodies clothed in brilliant projections, has a new production this year looking at our obsession with drug journeys  exploratory and necessary, recreational and compulsory, enlightening and entrapping.

Living Canvas Rx gets its name from the symbol for prescription, which originated as an abbreviation of the Late Latin verb recipe, the imperative form of recipere  "to take." All of us are drug users in some way. If you watch TV, every commercial break mentions at least once to ask your doctor if some medicine is right for you. The radio yammers about free trials and studies. We get fixes from the local drugstore, from basement gardens, or street corner entrepreneurs. We seek things that make us happy  sex, religion, television, chocolate, marijuana, wine, cocaine.  What does it mean that this is such a universal search? And what makes one person's medicine more socially acceptable than another's?




Our Misson Statement:
The Den Theatre is committed to producing theatre that explores our very human search for identity, companionship, and most importantly, a place to call home.  Our productions reflect this shared need to find our purpose and to understand our place in the world.

Guest Production
Ticket Sales:
Please note that The Den Theatre does not handle the ticket sales for productions taking place at The Den Theatre other than The Dens own productions (The Den Theatre Ensemble). Please click on the ticket links provided or visit each individual company's website.

Please submit all performer headshots and resumes as well as those interested in potential open production team positions such as lighting, sound design, set design and build and technical directors:

Also, if you are interested in open bar/cafe positions, submit resume here.

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