Tag: Chicago Theatre

WildClaw Theatre Presents a Zombie Western for the Halloween Season

WildClaw Theatre Presents a Zombie Western for the Halloween Season
The undead are coming to the Chicago stage this Halloween season, as WildClaw Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Hell Followed with Her, a zombie western written by Bill Daniel and directed by Josh Zagoren (WildClaw Artistic Director) live at the Den Theatre. The plot follows Willow Parker, who spent two years searching for... Read more »

Otherworld Theatre Company Grand Opening

Otherworld Theatre Company Grand Opening
Chicago-area fans of science fiction and fantasy will soon have a new place to interact with others in the community, as Otherworld Theatre Company will be opening their doors on July 14th, 2018. This venue (3914 N. Clark) will be dedicated to live performances of these genres with a pay-what-you-can plan to allow all fans... Read more »

Holiday Horror: Gingerbread Grindhouse Featuring Nutcracker Nightmare

Holiday Horror: Gingerbread Grindhouse Featuring Nutcracker Nightmare
“Fear comes crawling out of the toy box and onto the stage this holiday season!” Ghostlight Ensemble returns with more holiday horror in store for those seeking a more macabre take outside of mainstream activities. This year’s theatre offering is Gingerbread Grindhouse, which features live grindhouse-styled trailers for plays yet to exist, moving on to... Read more »
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Chicago Horror and Halloween Events Guide (Part 2)

Chicago Horror and Halloween Events Guide (Part 2)
Halloween weekend is finally here! The weather cooled down (quite a bit) and the leaves have finally changed into beautiful colors just in time! This is the second installment of the annual gigantic list of horror and Halloween events in the Chicago area and surrounding towns. The events list this year is out of control!... Read more »

Weekend Events: Music Box of Horrors, Linnea Quigley, Better Watch Out

Weekend Events: Music Box of Horrors, Linnea Quigley, Better Watch Out
The length of this weekend’s event listing should give you a good estimate of just how huge the Halloween scene has gotten in Chicago over the years. The next few weeks will be even bigger! The selections are as diverse as the candy in your trick-or-treat bags. We’ve got the Music Box of Horrors 24-hour... Read more »

Akvavit Theatre Presents GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES at Strawdog Theatre

Akvavit Theatre Presents GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES at Strawdog Theatre
Akvavit Theatre presents GHOSTS & ZOMBIES, a newly translated version of Henrik Ibsen’s classic 1881 Norwegian story, Ghosts (which first hit the Chicago stage in 1882). Chad Eric Bergman’s American translation offers a contemporary Swedish tale with a little twist… Zombies! Directed by Co-Artistic Director Breahan Pautsch and written by Henrik Ibsen and Gustav Tenby,... Read more »
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Krampus! Christmas Horror Show

Krampus! Christmas Horror Show
Strangeloop Theatre presents a delightfully frightful way to start out December properly with four nights of KRAMPUS! While based on the darker side of history, this play will ensure enough humor to keep any fears of Christmas devils at bay. As long as children are good, the cloven-hoofed, long-tongued, horned Krampus won’t make an appearance... Read more »

Weekend Horror Events Sept. 26th-28th

Weekend Horror Events Sept. 26th-28th
October is almost here, but September isn’t finished thrilling your senses yet! This weekend, Sept. 26th-28th, the list of options for ways to get your spook on continues to grow! Let’s just dive right into the madness. The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears – Highly anticipated tribute to everything one loves about Italian giallo... Read more »

5 Classy Horror Productions to See in Chicago

5 Classy Horror Productions to See in Chicago
Throughout the year, Chicago is ripe with stage productions everywhere you look. However, it is not often that a handful of notable horror-themed productions will simultaneously grace the stage outside the month of October. For whatever reason, January has been an impressive month for horror on the stage. I’d like to address the standouts that... Read more »
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