The most recognizable face in the theater’s lobby might belong to old Friend David Schwimmer, but expect nothing of the sitcom variety inside the theater of this spectacle troupe. Taking its name from the hallucinatory world of Lewis Carroll, the playful 20-year-old company put itself on the map by mounting cirque-influenced, highly physical renditions of classic literature and myths. In 2011, Lookingglass became the fifth Chicago institution to receive the Tony Award for regional theater, following in the footsteps of the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens and Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
|Venue name:||Lookingglass Theatre||Contact:|
821 N Michigan Ave
|Cross street:||at Pearson St|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Chicago. Bus: 66, 143, 146, 147.|
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What a great little theater! I was urged by a friend to see Lookingglass Alice, which is a twist on Alice and Wonderland and it was absolutely delightful and whimsical. If you can bear the traffic and congestion of the Mag Mile, its a great inexpensive treat, especially for young ones.