The critically acclaimed play that sold out in New York, Cincinnati, and Portland is finally coming to Chicago! Methtacular! is the hilarious and moving autobiographical account of Steven Stafford’s years as a meth addict living in Chicago. The show is told through song and comedy, emotional highs and lows – bringing our hero to redemption from his drug and sex filled life.
Methtacular! is playing at Theater Wit off the Belmont CTA Red Line stop by a visiting company, About Face Theatre. The show opens August 27th and runs through September 28th.
Buy tickets here!
The Whaleship Essex sails into Shattered Globe Theatre this week, bringing to the stage a classic tale of survival and courage. The play is based on the true story of the ill-fated ship that inspired Herman Melville’s American classic, Moby-Dick. The year was 1820 when the Essex was sunk in the middle of the Pacific Ocean by an enormous whale. Based on first-hand accounts of this “most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck”, The Whaleship Essex is steeped in both elements of classical theater, and authentic nautical tradition.
Simultaneously entertaining and informative, this historical drama brings to light issues still relevant to modern politics, namely the world’s insatiable quest for oil. Proving that some moral questions are indeed timeless, this play highlights one extreme consequence of human action.
The Whaleship Essex runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission. The show will begin with its preview on Friday, August 29 and is scheduled to run through October 11. Tickets range from $15 – 30 and can be purchased here.
Based on the true-to-life struggle for survival behind a celebrated work of Western literature, The Whaleship Essex is not to be missed.
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