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Around the Coyote

Around the Coyote The tenth annual edition of this multidisciplinary arts festival, which was founded by the late Jim Happy-Delpech to showcase the work of artists in Chicago’s Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods, features a slew of theatrical productions, improv shows, and spoken-word/poetry performances; these are shown in the following listings, which are arranged chronologically, […]

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Around the Coyote

Around the Coyote Running September 10 through 13, the ninth edition of this annual multidisciplinary arts festival in Chicago’s Wicker Park/Bucktown area showcases the work of emerging artists in all media–including more than 20 theater, improv comedy, and spoken-word/poetry productions, as shown in the following listings (which are arranged chronologically, not programmatically, based on information […]

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Rhinoceros Theater Festival

Rhinoceros Theater Festival This annual showcase of experimental theater, performance, and music takes its name from surrealist painter Salvador Dali’s use of the term “rhinocerontic” (it means real big). Traditionally dedicated to presenting new, sometimes innovative work by Chicago performing-arts groups, the fest this year also features artists from Germany’s Freiwild Festival; several programs feature […]

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Rhinoceros Theater Festival

This annual showcase of experimental theater, performance, and music used to be presented at multiple locations, but now all activities take place at a single venue: the Lunar Cabaret in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, home base of the Curious Theatre Branch, whose artistic director Beau O’Reilly is the event’s coordinator. Though this year’s Rhino doesn’t […]

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Rhinoceros Theater Festival

Rhinoceros Theater Festival This annual showcase of experimental theater, performance, and music used to be presented at multiple locations, but now all activities take place at a single venue: the Lunar Cabaret in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, home base of the Curious Theatre Branch, whose artistic director Beau O’Reilly is the event’s coordinator. But though […]

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Festival Sidebar/ theater

This annual summer showcase of experimental theater, performance, and music used to be presented at multiple locations, but now all activities take place at a single venue: the Lunar Cabaret in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, home base of the Curious Theatre Branch, whose artistic director Beau O’Reilly is the event’s coordinator. But though the Rhino’s […]

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Around the Coyote

Around the Coyote Running September 4 through 7, the eighth annual edition of this multidisciplinary arts exhibition in Chicago’s Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood showcases emerging artists in all media–including theater and spoken-word/poetry performance, as shown in the following listings. (For information on dance, visual art, and music attractions, see the Dance and Galleries & Museums sections […]

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Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins IX

Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins IX First presented in 1989 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Woodstock music fest–and named in honor of the anarchist author of Woodstock Nation, Revolution for the Hell of It, and Steal This Book–this weekend marathon of theater and performance, hosted by the Mary-Arrchie Theatre, emulates Woodstock by […]

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Bailiwick Directors’ Festival

Bailiwick Directors’ Festival Bailiwick Repertory’s annual showcase of generally unknown pro, semipro, and student directors features one-acts ranging from established classical and contemporary selections to untested material. There’s a lot more of the latter than the former in this year’s fest, which includes a number of efforts by writer-directors. Coordinator Jonathan Pitts promises greater selectivity […]