Thursday, October 8, 2009

Free Theater Tickets at Merle Reskin Theater (60 E. Balbo)

Thanks to the Chicagoist, we found a sweet place to score some free Chicago theatre tickets:

There are lots of cheap ways to see theater in Chicago, but free tickets are normally reserved for friends, family and press. Lucky for you, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) thinks you should see shows for free too - at least for this month.

Free Night of Theater 2009 is scheduled to kick-off on October 15 and continue throughout the month. You can find a show here - and before you jump down our throats about how many are sold-out, take note that new blocks of tickets are released every Tuesday. The variety of theaters that are participating is pretty awesome - there are offerings from storefronts, not-quite-storefronts, and big-name companies - so be sure to take advantage.

Act quickly because many shows seem to go fast, however as we're posting this there were still some free tickets to the Friday and Saturday showings of '1001' put on by 'the Theatre School at DePaul University'. The show is in the Sloop at the Merle Reskin Theatre which is located at 60 E. Balbo. Here is the synopsis:
A wild time-bending re-imagining of The Arabian Nights, Jason Grote's 1001 hyperlinks Scheherazade's tales to contemporary Manhattan, in an examination of East and West in the post-9/11 world. Part Monty Python, part magical realist political fantasia, this Chicago premiere by a visionary new playwright takes the audience on a rollicking journey through the precarious world of the 21st Century. For mature audiences.

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