Abstract artist’s concrete message in new North Side mural — ‘VOTE’ Mac Blackout in cooperation with BergArt and Chopin Theatre

Chicago Sun Times - "The Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park remains temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but a new marquee of sorts is encouraging people to participate in what will prove to be the culmination of a remarkable show: The Nov. 3 general election...McKenzie said. "I wanted to make it a big, positive message that didn't say which way to vote, one way or another, but try to create something and use my abstract visual language and artistic elements to create a feeling of positive presence and excitement....Chopin's owners both said it was important for them to display a non-partisan message to residents to exercise their right to vote". - Katie Anthony, 10/16/20

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Press Release - Nathan Allen, House Theatre Chopin Theatre Productions

For Immediate Release - " It is a very sad day for us to hear that Nathan Allen, Artistic Director as well as guardian of The House Theatre of Chicago, resigns his artistic position. A few months ago we witnessed House moving out of their wonderful headquarters, offices, rehearsal space, storage and scenic design rooms.  It was their long lasting dream and took decades... (see below)




To Be or Not to Be

March 12, 2020 - No Broadway or Hollywood, but Chicago is a THEATER CITY.  A destination for great, diversified, non-commercial thespians and the intellectual and spiritual life of the city.  We work for applause, good reviews and satisfaction of not being clickbait.

In these surprisingly quick Darwinian times, we appeal to you to help Chicago theaters and their directors, actors, set/light/sound designers, text and music writers, theater employees, etc., etc.

Perhaps Chopin Theatre could be your choice.  For 30 years we have provided a home and technical and marketing assistance for over 2,000 different events in a saved from demolition building. Please see who we are on our website and if you can please make a tax deductible donation here.   Thank you very much!

Verböten House Theatre of Chicago

From House Theatre of Chicago -  "In response to the mandate issued by the State of Illinois and City of Chicago on March 12, 2020 The House Theatre of Chicago has no other course of action than to cancel the remainder of the run of Verböten, as well as the one-night concert "A Night of Songs and Stories with Verböten composer Jason Narducy."


The House's production of Shakespeare's Henry V will be indefinitely postponed. If you have tickets to any of these events, The House will be in touch with you soon about your options".


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Hundred Days Kokandy Productions

From Kokandy Productions - "We are so proud of the cast and creative team of Hundred Days. It is for their safety, and the safety of our patrons, that we are canceling tonight's scheduled opening, and postponing the run of Hundred Days.


We will keep updating our followers as we have more information about an official rescheduling. Those who already have tickets can contact their place of purchase for a full refund, or consider donating the amount of the ticket back to the company.


Thank you for your patience and understanding -- we look forward to seeing you soon, friends".