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Looks Like Chicago 2008 Season

As a Looks Like Chicago charter member, you’ll receive one ticket to each of the Looks Like Chicago partner theatres, plus a ticket to a bonus event – the Looks Like Chicago Town Meeting! 


Congo Square Theatre Company                      

Congo Square Theatre Company is an ensemble dedicated to artistic excellence and to producing definitive and transformative theatre spawned from the African Diaspora, as well as other world cultures.

The Talented Tenth
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By Richard Wesley
Directed by Aaron Todd Douglas

March 16 – April 20, 2008

A contemporary comedy-drama about Howard University Alumni dedicated to their own self-interest.
The performance dates for The Talented Tenth have changed from those originally published. For information and a complete performance schedule, please visit or call 312.733.6000.


By Javon Johnson
Directed by Derrick Sanders

Sanctified will be performed in the Fall of 2008.

A joyous, warm, hymn-shouting show that bears witness to the world of African-American gospel music!

The Talented Tenth and Sanctified will be performed at
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts
777 N Green Street (at Chicago Avenue)


Remy Bumppo Theatre Company 

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company delights and engages audiences with the emotional and ethical complexities of society through the provocative power of great theatrical language.


By Polly Teale
Directed by James Bohnen

March 20 – May 4, 2008

This inventive drama examines the lives of the Brontë sisters, and explores the question of how a trio of Victorian spinsters could have produced some of the most passionate literature ever written. An American premiere.

Brontë will be performed at
Victory Gardens Greenhouse
2257 N Lincoln Ave.


Silk Road Theatre Project  

Silk Road Theatre Project showcases playwrights of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean backgrounds, and aims to promote discourse and dialogue among multi-cultural audiences in Chicago.

Our Enemies
:  Lively Scenes Of Love And Combat

By Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Patrizia Acerra

February 21 – March 30, 2008

A darkly humorous look at identity, media-representation, love and lust in the Arab-American community. Fueled by frustration over the limited Arab voices in the US media, a struggling writer engages in a prank to shake up the system. But those in power have a way of turning the tables, and the results are staggering.

By Julia Cho
Directed by Carlos Murillo

May 1 – June 15, 2008

To the outside world, the Lee boys look like the perfect Korean-American sons. But when their father takes them on a road trip to Durango, Colorado, the difference between who they are and who they’ve pretended to be threatens to tear the family apart.

Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat and Durango will be performed at
Silk Road Theatre Project
at the Historic Chicago Temple Building
77 W Washington St.
Pierce Hall


Teatro Vista  “Theatre with a View”

Teatro Vista is committed to sharing the riches of Latino culture in order to bridge the gap between Latino and non-Latino audiences in Chicago.


By Octavio Solis
Directed by Cecilie Keenan

Opening late March, 2008

Crisp and comic, Dreamlandia is where dreams and reality collide for a family living on the US/Mexico border as they deal with NAFTA, narcotics and illegal immigration. Epic, inventive and full of "street-cred" this vibrant play is witness to a clear and potent political voice.

Dreamlandia will be performed at
Victory Gardens Greenhouse
2257 N Lincoln Avenue


Plus a bonus event!

All Looks Like Chicago charter members are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 16 from 6-8pm to discuss their experience attending Looks Like Chicago events, and the future of diversity in the American theatre.

The Town Hall Meeting will be held at
The Claudia Cassidy Theatre at the Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street

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