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About Face Theatre

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About Face Theatre is dedicated to performances that examine and participate in the development of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. The company’s goal is to advance the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity while challenging and entertaining audiences. Recent productions have included Float by Patricia Kane, Pony by Sylvan Oswald, and The Homosexuals by Phillip Dawkins.

About Face shows are presented in various venues in Chicago (including the Hoover-Leppen Theatre in the Center on Halsted) and beyond. In addition to its mainstage season, the company has a New Works Program and nationally recognized education programs, including the About Face Youth Theatre and Educational Outreach tour, which reach approximately 5,000 Illinois students and teachers each year.

About Face Theatre Information

  • Venues: Chopin Theatre (1543 West Division Street); Theater Wit (1229 West Belmont Avenue); Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater (2433 North Lincoln Avenue); Hoover-Leppen Theatre at Center on Halsted (3656 North Halsted Street); and various other venues
  • Public Transportation: Good (all venues are easily accessible by several bus and subway lines)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: 4 mainstage shows, and several special events per season
  • Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $15–$50, student and senior discounts available
  • Subscriptions: For $100 you can become a member, which entitles you to one ticket to each production in the season. Subscriber benefits include members-only seating, easy ticket exchanges, and one-year subscription to Time Out Chicago.