Cold Town/Hotline: A Chicago Holiday Story
By Eli Newell
Raven Theatre East Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Holiday, New Work
Dec 05, 2019

Raven Theatre welcomes Theatre Thursday audiences to COLD TOWN/HOTLINE, a world premiere holiday show for all ages written and directed by Eli Newell. Eli will lead a pre-show conversation for Theatre Thursday guests with complimentary snacks, soda, wine and beer, as well as a post-show talkback open to everyone. Tickets are $20 with the code THURSDAY and may be purchased online or by calling the box office at (773) 338-2177.

December, 1983. Five volunteers have come together to answer calls for a hotline created to help fellow Chicagoans cope with the holiday blues. But with a record-breaking cold front sweeping across Chicago, these good samaritans are forced to hunker down for a long night together. When an unexpected visitor bursts through the doors, everyone must work to embody the season’s most valuable lessons and transform their humble hotline into a home for the holidays.

Making its world premiere at Raven Theatre, COLD TOWN / HOTLINE is a heartwarming comedy about what it means to be a family and the complex truths behind the adage: “It’s better to give than to receive.”

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