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Airport 1970Something  
Hell in a Handbag Productions at Online Stream Airport 1970Something
Hell in a Handbag Productions once again takes on the classic 1970s disaster film genre with a totally ridiculous twist! Airport 1970SOMETHING is a parody that celebrates the popular '70s Airport disaster film series, edited and dubbed over with new dialogue by Handbag ensemble members and some of Chicago's favorite performers. Originally created as a special addition to Handbag's recent Drive-In Festival, Airport 1970SOMETHING is back by popular demand as a special Halloween treat!
Artemisia: A Chicago Podcast  
Online Stream Artemisia: A Chicago Podcast
Raw, unedited conversations about feminism with Theatre Artists, Business and Non-Profit Leaders, Activists and Advocates who all embrace feminism as an important aspect of their work and their lives. Special programming includes readings of classic and contemporary feminist plays. Enjoy free anytime. New Podcast featured every Monday. Hosted by Julie Proudfoot, Founder and Artistic Director of Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre. Let's keep the conversation going.
Black Joy  
Clock Production at Online Stream Black Joy
Clock Production's annual theatre festival is going virtual. BLACK JOY is a World Premiere featuring a variety of original scenes, songs, and spoken word pieces, all written and performed by Black artists. The festival will have a Facebook premiere on October 9th and also be available to stream October 9th thru the 23rd on Clock's website.
Broadway By The Decade  
Porchlight Music Theatre at Online Stream Broadway By The Decade
Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber takes the audience on a guided tour of Broadway's musical history from the late 1800s to the present day. Weber shares the story of how the American idiom, the musical, evolved decade by decade with ALL-NEW musical performances designed especially for this video production.
Dracula: A Radio Play  
Online Stream Dracula: A Radio Play
Join the hunt for the world's most infamous vampire! Inspired by master of suspense Orson Welles's innovative broadcast, this electrifying listening experience comes to bloodsucking life with the talents of Actors Theatre's creative team, in collaboration with award-winning radio professionals. Tune in for a spine-chilling trip to Transylvania that you won't soon forget!
Emma: A New Jane Austen Streaming Musical  
Online Stream Emma: A New Jane Austen Streaming Musical
Fall in love again with the language of Austen with Tony-nominated Paul Gordon's Emma. EMMA, a timeless love story from one of the most widely read writers of all time, is a musical that will entice modern audiences to fall in love again with one of Jane Austen's most adored characters. Paul Gordon's critically acclaimed stage adaptation re-imagines the Austen's classic in mid-century modern yet keeps the language intact.
45 Plays for America's First Ladies  
The Neo-Futurists at Online Stream 45 Plays for America's First Ladies
45 Plays for America's First Ladies is a companion piece to the past Neo-Futurist production 43 Plays for 43 Presidents [originally produced in 2004, and remounted in 2012 as 44 Plays for 44 Presidents and re-published as 45 Plays for 45 Presidents in 2019]. Focusing this time on the women who served in the role of First Lady, this play follows an identical format as its predecessor, with a chronological series of 1-5 minute plays that - in typical Neo style - adopt a variety of shapes, tones, and theatrical conventions.
Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, and Games  
Online Stream Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, and Games
This Halloween-themed performance features the talents of actress Liz Cloud as our favorite bingo caller: Mrs. Mary Margaret O'Brien, a former nun, here tonight to raise money while playing bingo and talking about Halloween traditions, scary movies, condemned board games, and haunted churches.
International Voices Project  
Online Stream International Voices Project
The International Voices Project returns in 2020 with its 11th Season and it will be presented virtually. The 2020 virtual festival runs September 2 - October 21 with eight FREE readings every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and immediately followed by a LIVE Q+A session.
Madmen and Prisoners: Two Tales by Poe  
First Folio Theatre at Online Stream Madmen and Prisoners: Two Tales by Poe
This streaming video contains two excerpts from First Folio's 2018 production of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." These performances were recorded live during a 2018 performance of the full-length production of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe. Filming was done with a live audience in various rooms of Mayslake Hall, an historic, haunted mansion on the grounds of the Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Illinois.
The Magic Parlour at Home  
Online Stream The Magic Parlour at Home
Famed third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins, is taking his one-of-a-kind magical experience The Magic Parlour online for a completely new virtual offering dubbed "The Magic Parlour at Home." The new virtual magic show, designed for group and family viewings, will offer multiple performances every Friday and Saturday evening in July. After the roaring success of several livestreams hosted on The Magic Parlour's Facebook page, Watkins developed "The Magic Parlour at Home" to dazzle audiences with new and interactive magic and mindreading available directly on their screens.
The Pursuit of Happiness  
BoHo Theatre at Online Stream The Pursuit of Happiness
BoHo Theatre's The Pursuit of Happiness is a virtual, streaming cabaret that showcases the relationships that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & people of color) artists of color have with freedom through song, stories, and artistic expression. Whether you have been given permission to be free or you fight for freedom every waking moment, everyone has a unique perspective on this subject.
Rastus and Hattie  
16th Street Theater at Online Stream Rastus and Hattie
Needra and Marlene enjoy a perfect post-racial friendship until two problematic robots walk into their christening celebration. These automatons, based on Westinghouse's 1930 brown-skinned robots, plus a glitch in the time-space continuum, place them at opposite ends of society in an alternate past. This provocative comedy jumps from the outrageous to the profound as it delves into our traumatic legacy and explores new ideas about moving forward. Recorded at Chicago's Classick Studios, this audio play will be paired with illustrations created by artist Roy Thomas.
Run The Beast Down  
Strawdog Theatre Company at Online Stream Run The Beast Down
Charlie has lost his job, his girlfriend and countless hours of sleep. Worse still, he's being haunted by a fox. Set in London after the 2008 financial crash, British playwright Titas Halder's play takes us on the rollercoaster of one man's obsession. Directed by ensemble member Elly Green and featuring Gage Wallace, Run The Beast Down is a thrilling experiment in intimate storytelling. Following the production, Strawdog will make a donation to Lakeview Pantry, an organization that works to overcome hunger, improve mental wellness, and achieve life goals.
A War Of The Worlds  
Theatre in the Dark at Online Stream A War Of The Worlds
In Bradberry and Gordon's retelling, the leading character is named H.G. Wells. This Wells is a 21st century science journalist thrust into the events of an alien invasion after a meteor from the "Red Planet" Mars crashes 70 miles outside Chicago at the start of the new decade. Separated from family, friends, and everything they have ever known, the eclectic cast of Chicagoland characters must do everything in their power to survive as our world comes crashing down around them. As the Martians reveal their deadly Heat-Ray and their true intentions, whirling our characters into hair-raising chases across Chicago, one question remains: is life on Earth doomed?
We're Gonna Die  
Theatre Y at Online Stream We're Gonna Die
Theatre Y is proud to present a film re-imagining of WE'RE GONNA DIE, Young Jean Lee's poignant and life-affirming stage play-cum-indie rock concert in which a female singer alternates can-you-top-this stories of the awfulness of life with sweet, peppy tunes like "Lullaby for the Miserable" and "Horrible Things."