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“Eastland”

Lookingglass Theatre Company
Ranked #60 of 638 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all.Through theatre, which invites, even demands, interaction with its audience, the company's goal is to fire the imagination with love, to celebrate the human capacity to taste and smell, weep and laugh, create and destroy, and wake up where we first fell --- changed, charged and empowered.
Santa Rosa, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Eastland”
Reviewed 23 June 2012

I saw the new and original musical "Eastland" while in Chicago on vacation. In spite of the subject matter, it's a wonderful show - very moving. The cast is great - all do an excellent job of acting, singing and playing musical instruments - so talented to do more than one thing. Theater is small and was very close to our hotel. It was a great Chicago experience. Seating is in church pews so if you have a bad back, bring a cushion.

Visited June 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great little theater”
Reviewed 20 June 2012

I saw the play "Eastland" recently. The theater itself is in a great location, right on Michigan Ave, and is located in the historic Pumping Station (one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire). The theater itself is small, but it makes it more intimate. There is a small stage at the front, but the players use the entire theater, walking through the aisles, and doing some acrobatics. The play itself was fantastic, and I can't wait to see something else here.

Visited June 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Surprising theatre. Novel, different, interesting.”
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Theatre without a net. Go see it. Most productions are first-of-a-kind, never seen before. Tony Awards Winner.

Visited June 2012
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Palos Hills, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Chicago Fire”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Great play, comfortable seating. very intertaining..........................................................

Visited December 2011
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Chicago, Ill
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38 reviews
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“Exciting theater in a historic setting”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Lookingglass Theater offers exciting theater-often with acrobatics in the pre-Chicago fire Pumping Station. Small and intimate. Not a bad seat in the place and consistently excellent productions. Great for visitors because of location on the Mag Mile (Michigan Ave).

Visited March 2012
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