MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN

Written and Directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin
From the Book by Mary Shelley

★★★½ “Highly immersive... makes you want more”

Chicago Tribune

“As terrifying as it is heartbreaking”

Windy City Times

“Sumptuous storytelling”

Chicago Sun-Times

Now Extended through August 18!

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MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN NOW EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 18!

SUBSCRIBE TO THE 2019–20 SEASON

We are thrilled to announce our 2019–20 Season, featuring three shows created by our brilliant Ensemble.

Next season will be quintessentially Lookingglass—shows you couldn’t see anywhere else. From high-flying spectacle, to gorgeous storytelling, and profound, provocative reflections of the world around us, next season is not to be missed.

Join us for our 2019–20 Season!

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Nov. 1, 2019–Jan. 26, 2020

The Chicago Tribune calls The Steadfast Tin Soldier: “a four-star treat for all ages.” Mary Zimmerman’s dazzling production returns to Lookingglass for a winter-time curtain call.

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Feb. 26–April 12, 2020

Chicago is “The City That Works”—but does it work for everybody? The city’s first woman mayor is about to find out in this smoldering new take on Her Honor Jane Byrne.

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May 13–Aug. 16, 2020

Lookingglass Alice returns for a circus-infused trip down the rabbit hole and deep into your heart, in a production the Chicago Sun-Times calls “pure, unadulterated magic.”

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Join Us!

You are invited to participate in a new Lookingglass event which features custom blended wine from City Winery, live music from Lookingglass Artistic Associate Kasey Foster’s band Old Timey, and delicious food and drink. Mix and mingle with your friends as well as Lookingglass artists while supporting our theatre!

City Winery has created Phantasmagoria, a premium Cabernet Sauvignon blend inspired by Lewis Carroll’s eponymous poem exclusively for Lookingglass. Notes of warm spices, vanilla, and oak round out the flavor profile for a perfect accompaniment to celebrating with friends.

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Explore the world around you through arts, science, history, culture and nature! Sessions available through August.

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Discover creative storytelling through physical theatre! Sessions available through August.

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2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre!

To truly fall in love with Chicago, you must go to our theatres. This is where the city bares its fearless soul.

Home to a community of creators, risk-takers, and big hearts, Chicago theatre is a hotbed for exciting new work and hundreds of world premieres every year. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago’s exceptional ensemble of talent provides exhilarating experiences that make audiences come alive.

This spirit of Chicago theatre is found in all of our neighborhoods, from downtown theatres to behind the storefronts, in a diverse collection of over 200 dynamic theatres. From musicals to plays to comedy, theatre is for everyone in Chicago. Visit chicagoplays.com/year-of-chicago-theatre.

REFLECTING ON 30 YEARS

In the Eleventh and final Episode of our 30th Anniversary video reflection series, Ensemble Members share, in a word, what Lookingglass Theatre means to them.
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LOOKINGGLASS BRINGS STORIES TO LIFE... AND LIFE TO STORIES.

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