Time Out says
In just the span of a few years, this Wicker Park space has become a vital three-story hub both for its own productions, resident companies including Irish Theatre of Chicago, Haven Theatre and the New Colony and for rising young troupes like Jackalope, Akvavit Theatre and First Floor Theater. At any given moment the Den may be hosting six different productions. It's also one of the few theaters where you might really want to stick around after the show; on one recent visit, we stepped out post-curtain to find a jazz singer and pianist entertaining a crowd in the cozy, well-equipped lobby bar.
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Den Theatre
1333 N Milwaukee Ave
at Paulina St
El stop: Blue to Division. Bus: 9, 50, 56.
Two young black teenagers—one from the burbs and one from the inner city—meet in a holding cell and begin a fierce debate over what it means to be black in America. Written by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and directed by Mikael Burke, starring Jalen Gilbert...Drama Until Saturday November 17 2018
What’s the best way for a playwright to deal with a sensitive social issue—to engage while remaining engaging, to preach without being preachy? It’s a tricky line to walk, and the way to failure is paved with agitprop, dinner-party philosophizing and...Until Saturday December 15 2018