The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) continue the company’s 36th season with the Chicago premiere of Transit of Venus by Canadian playwright Maureen Hunter. Inspired by real-life astronomer Le Gentil and his attempt to plot the course of Venus across the sky, Transit of Venus is the antithesis of the adventurer’s tale. Le Gentil puts off marrying the young and willful Celeste and leaves to travel around the world with no thought to those he leaves behind. When he returns, he finds life isn’t where he left it. Spanning 11 years in the lives of Le Gentil, Celeste and their companions, Hunter’s play explores issues of faith, solitude and the human spirit.
Performances of Transit of Venus take place February 17-March 12, 2017, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey Parkway in Chicago. Free parking is available in two lots. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
The thrilling, final collaboration by Kander and Ebb, the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys has been hailed as one of the most visionary and controversial musicals to grace the stages of Broadway and London. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and presented in the style of the notorious "minstrel show", this true-life story of nine African American teenagers accused and put on trial in Memphis for a crime they did not commit is one of the most infamous events in our country's history, igniting the start of the modern civil rights movement.
Porchlight Music Theatre’s performances take place at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont in Chicago.
On orders from Control, WTTW Operatives (aka Members) have the exclusive opportunity to receive 20% off at The SafeHouse. Agents in the city have confirmed that legendary Milwaukee destination (and famous spy refuge), The SafeHouse, is creating a covert location in the Windy City. Secretly headquartered below the city streets in the vicinity of 60 E. Ontario Street, the SafeHouse Chicago will fuse elements from the original Milwaukee location with modern touches. While the password to enter remains unchanged, Chicago’s SafeHouse will have upgraded technology, a new agent authentication process, and surreptitious seating areas, including the soon-to-be infamous cone of silence booth. Shhhh… this communication is top secret!
The SafeHouse is an iconic spy themed restaurant and night spot.