Playwright Leslye Headland, author of Assistance.
Playwright Leslye Headland’s “decidedly 21st century comedy,” Assistance, makes its Chicago premiere this week at LiveWire Chicago Theatre. Performances begin February 14 and will run until March 16 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM at the Storefront Theater. When the play’s awkward protagonist accepts a position as an assistant, she and her co-workers learn about the costs of advancing in their workplace as they repeatedly execute pointless tasks on a daily basis. Directed by Joshua Aaron Weinstein, Assistance is presented in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and is included in the events listing for Chicago Theatre Week with exclusive post-show talkbacks on February 15 and 16.
General admission tickets for Assistance are on sale now for $15, but students and seniors can purchase tickets for $12. For directions and additional information about the Storefront Theatre, click here.
Don’t forget to read more about Chicago Theatre Week here!
Today marks the start of Chicago’s second annual Theatre Week! Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week celebrates the extraordinary quality of performing arts offerings in the city.
From February 11 to February 16, discounted tickets are available for musicals, comedies, and dramas at larger theatres, commercial houses, and storefront venues around Chicago. Several performances are already sold out, so don’t hesitate to purchase tickets in advance!
Click here to view a full listing of this week’s events, then share your plans on social media by tagging #CHICAGOTHEATREWEEK.
Need some Valentine’s Day plans? Look no further than the Runcible Theatre Company performing their play Sweet Phoebe. This puppy love play set in Chicago will run until March 8, but this Thursday and Friday Loyola students and staff will get FREE admission!
Sweet Phoebe will be performed at Jackalop Theatre’s storefront space The Frontier which is off of the Thorndale stop on the red line.
This dark comedy is about a couple who agrees to dog sit for friends — a choice they may end up regretting. Originally it was performed with Cate Blanchett at Sydney Theatre Company and it also won the NSW’s Premier Literary Award.
If you are interested in FREE tickets to the February 13 or 14 performances, email email@example.com
stating you are a Loyolan who heard about complementary tickets. They will put your name on a guest list and your Valentine’s Day fun will begin! For more information about the play or getting tickets for a different day, click here