Every Wednesday at noon, CST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Chicago area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike. Know of any other events happening in the Chicago area this week? Post them in the comments section.
Tonight through Saturday, December 17 I An Interrogation Primer: A World Premiere by Mike Nowacki, directed by Eric Ziegenhagen. “You start by taking off his blindfold. You do it gently, careful not to jerk his head or neck.” So begins this one-man show from Iraq vet Mike Nowacki, who “joined up” in 1990 at age 17 and retired in 2006, serving two stints in Baghdad – the last two years as an interrogator. Don’t miss this harrowing account reminiscent of the raw early writings from the Vietnam War.
Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, December 18 I In The Jungle: Chicago is a cold place. Set in turn of the 20th century Chicago and adapted from the playwright master Bertolt Brecht,”In the Jungle” by Wallace Dirges is a stark, dangerous, forboding tale of the power of love and hate between two men tossed together in an inexplicable, metaphyscial boxing match. Performed at the beautiful Brown Elephant in Chicago’s Andersonville, IN THE JUNGLE has the power and intensity of a gunshot, and promises to be just as intense. 50% of ticket sales will be given to the Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago for the causes of HIV prevention and wellness – In the hopes that theater can provide a tangible way to help the community. Help theater fight AIDS by buying tickets TODAY!
Thursday, November 17 I LUNAFEST Film Festival – Chicago Premiere & Benefit: Join StyleChicago.com & LUNA Bar for the Chicago premiere of LUNAFEST, a festival of inspiring short films by women filmmakers, for women, and about women to help support the Breast Cancer Fund and Recovery on Water (ROW). Reception Highlights include wines by Clif Family Winery, creative cocktails by Kb Fitness, beer by Peroni, sushi rolls by RA Sushi, hummus bar by Roti Mediterranean Grill, hors d’oeuvres by Native Foods Café and photos on the Red Carpet. Featured films include: Every Mother Counts: Obstetric Fistula (Filmmaker: Christy Turlington Burns), I am a Girl (Filmmaker: Susan Koenig), Life Model (Filmmaker: Lori Petchers), A Reluctant Bride (Filmmaker: Shideh Faramand), Worst Enemy (Filmmaker: Lake Bell), How to Be Alone (Filmmaker: Andrea Dorfman), Lady Razorbacks (Filmmaker: Laura Green), Missed Connections (Filmmaker: Mary Robertson) and The Wind is Blowing on my Street (Filmmaker: Saba Riazi).
Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19 I Reservoir Dogs: A Judas in Our Midst: Seven thieves. One job. One undercover cop. All they have to fear is themselves. The classic Tarantino indie film is back and set for the stage with an all female cast. Roundhouse Productions continues it’s season of explosive cinematic adaptations for the stage. Reservoir Dogs looks to build on the recent success of Predator: The Musical and Point Break, Live!
Saturday, November 19 I A BEER Carol: A BEER Carol is a live radio play that tells the story of the evil CEO Bud Miller of Milweiser, the large, heartless brewers of swill. Haunted by the ghosts of the four ingredients of beer–hops, barley, water and yeast–and faced with his past, present and his possible ill-fated future, Bud Miller must decide if he can change into a better human being and a better brewer.
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