2024-2025 Season

Outdoors, Indoors, & Anew


At long last, our 2024/2025 Season has arrived. Eeee!!

We are beyond thrilled to welcome you back into the world of Lookingglass, both indoors and out. This year we travel along the great lake, across this beautiful city, and then back home to our newly renovated event space and beloved Joan & Paul Theatre at the historic Water Tower Water Works. Here we bring you two world premieres.

We are proud to offer a Season full of joy, laughter, deep thoughts, ritual, reflection, and above all, Transformation. We could not have done this without you.

And now, may we please present (drumroll)…

Kasey Foster, Artistic Director

SUNSET 1919

July 27, 2024

Sunset 1919 is an annual community Art ritual performed in honor of Eugene Williams, a Black teenager who was killed for crossing an imaginary racial line on the waves of Mishigami (from Ojibwa “Great Water”). Sunset 1919 offers a communal moment to acknowledge our Indigenous roots and for Black artists to merge Movement, Music, and Word in a free, spirit-guided ritual.

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PORTAL

August 1 – 11, 2024

Lookingglass Theatre Company, in Association with The Actors Gymnasium brings you PORTAL, as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks. This boisterous and interactive production encourages us to close the computer and open the window. These installation performances are free, public events, accessible to all.

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CIRCUS QUIXOTE

Early 2025

Somewhere in La Mancha there lived a man who read so many books that his brains dried up…Saddle up with Lookingglass as we go tiltingly, acrobatically into the dreamy madness of Don Quixote and his impossible folly-filled quest to bring good-deed doing back into the world— whether the world wants it or not!

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IRAQ, BUT FUNNY

Summer 2025

A raucous satire about five generations of Assyrian women reclaiming their stories, as narrated by a British guy. Making its world premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Ensemble Member Atra Asdou’s original dark comedy jauntily marches through The Ottoman Empire to modern-day U.S.A. exploring history, family, and dysfunction.

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Season Artwork portraits by Sully Ratke, graphics by Matthew C. Yee

unBIRTHDAY TEA PARTY
June 27, 2024
Tumble down the rabbit hole with Lookingglass as we activate imaginations, ignite curiosity, and explore collaboration. We’ll use our bodies, voices, and minds as we play theatre games and investigate the story of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There that inspired the founding of one of Chicago’s most renowned theaters.
SUNSET 1919: A RITUAL
July 27, 2024
Sunset 1919 is an annual community Art ritual performed in honor of Eugene Williams, a Black teenager who was killed for crossing an imaginary racial line on the waves of Mishigami (from Ojibwa “Great Water”). Sunset 1919 offers a communal moment to acknowledge our Indigenous roots and for Black artists to merge Movement, Music, and Word in a free, spirit-guided ritual.
PORTAL
August 1 - August 11, 2024
Lookingglass Theatre Company, in Association with The Actors Gymnasium brings you PORTAL, as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks. This boisterous and interactive production encourages us to close the computer and open the window. These installation performances are free, public events, accessible to all.

MEMBERSHIPS

Membership & Ticket information coming soon!