Chicago Street Theatre

154 W Chicago St
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Upcoming events

  • 05/19/2017 8:00 pm - 05/20/2017 8:00 pm

    COMEDY: Welcome to the Dark Ages in Priseaux, France, where everything is really, really bad and the monastery's patron saint hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. Threatened by the success of a rival church and a visit from the Pope, a group of desperate monks look to a shady, one-eyed minstrel, to teach them outrageous ways to make their own miracles.

    The Story: The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy—and "their" bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstral, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.
    "A lightning-fast farce, rich in both verbal and physical humor." —American Theatre. "Everything fits snugly in this funny, endearing black comedy. Hollinger understands how to balance verbal and physical humor, how to sketch personality in a few deft strokes, how to pause here and there to allow his audience to catch its breath, how to bring on a new character at just the right time, and how to write dialogue that's an artful blend of the mock-formal and the anachronistically breezy. A piece of remarkably dexterous craftsmanship." —Philadelphia Inquirer. "A farcical romp, scintillating and irreverent." —Philadelphia Weekly.
  • 05/26/2017 8:00 pm - 05/28/2017 2:30 pm

    COMEDY: Welcome to the Dark Ages in Priseaux, France, where everything is really, really bad and the monastery's patron saint hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. Threatened by the success of a rival church and a visit from the Pope, a group of desperate monks look to a shady, one-eyed minstrel, to teach them outrageous ways to make their own miracles.

    The Story: The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy—and "their" bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstral, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.
    "A lightning-fast farce, rich in both verbal and physical humor." —American Theatre. "Everything fits snugly in this funny, endearing black comedy. Hollinger understands how to balance verbal and physical humor, how to sketch personality in a few deft strokes, how to pause here and there to allow his audience to catch its breath, how to bring on a new character at just the right time, and how to write dialogue that's an artful blend of the mock-formal and the anachronistically breezy. A piece of remarkably dexterous craftsmanship." —Philadelphia Inquirer. "A farcical romp, scintillating and irreverent." —Philadelphia Weekly.
  • 06/01/2017 8:00 pm - 06/03/2017 8:00 pm

    COMEDY: Welcome to the Dark Ages in Priseaux, France, where everything is really, really bad and the monastery's patron saint hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. Threatened by the success of a rival church and a visit from the Pope, a group of desperate monks look to a shady, one-eyed minstrel, to teach them outrageous ways to make their own miracles.

    The Story: The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy—and "their" bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstral, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.
    "A lightning-fast farce, rich in both verbal and physical humor." —American Theatre. "Everything fits snugly in this funny, endearing black comedy. Hollinger understands how to balance verbal and physical humor, how to sketch personality in a few deft strokes, how to pause here and there to allow his audience to catch its breath, how to bring on a new character at just the right time, and how to write dialogue that's an artful blend of the mock-formal and the anachronistically breezy. A piece of remarkably dexterous craftsmanship." —Philadelphia Inquirer. "A farcical romp, scintillating and irreverent." —Philadelphia Weekly.
  • 07/14/2017 8:00 pm - 07/16/2017 2:30 pm
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  • 07/21/2017 8:00 pm - 07/22/2017 8:00 pm
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  • 09/10/2017 6:00 pm - 09/10/2017 6:00 pm

    Meeting for the NIETF Board of Directors. Open to the public & our member theaters

    Schedule for 2017:

    06/11/17 6:30 PM CST Crown Point Community Theatre 1125 Merrillville Road, Crown Point, IN Lake

    07/09/17 6:30 PM CST 4th Street Theater 125 N. Fourth St., Chesterton, IN Porter

    08/13/17 6:30 PM CST Beatniks on Conkey “Other Side” 418/420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN Lake

    09/10/17 6:30 PM CST Chicago Street Theatre 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso, IN Porter

    11/12/17 6:30 PM CST Aftermath Cidery 454 S. Greenwich St., Valparaiso, IN Porter

    12/10/17 6:30 PM CST First United Methodist Hammond 6635 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN Lake