American Blues Theater

Upcoming Events

The Spitfire Grill – a musical
Musical
Runs Jul 12Aug 17, 2019

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working …

Five Presidents
Comedy/Drama
Runs Sep 06Oct 19, 2019

There was only one day in history when all five of these U.S. Presidents were in the same room at the same time: the holding room prior to …

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!
Holiday
Runs Nov 14, 2019Jan 04, 2020

As the second longest holiday play in Chicago, the American Blues Ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast of holiday favorite It’s a Wonderful …

Women’s Work – an evening of 2 one-acts
Comedy/Drama
Runs Jan 31Mar 14, 2020

Spanning a century, we present two powerful one-act stories about women in America. Dramatic literature’s founding feminist and Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Glaspell’s Trifles reveals a murder …

American Idiot
Musical
Runs Jun 26Aug 15, 2020

American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, borne along by Green …

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Chicago IL 60640
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Winner of American Theatre Wing’s prestigious National Theatre Company Award, American Blues Theater is a premier arts organization with an intimate enviroment that patrons, artists, and all Chicagoans call home. American Blues Theater explores the American identity through the plays it produces and communities it serves. American Blues Theater follows three guiding values both on and off its stages- to be accessible, responsible, and true. Our diverse and multi-generational artists have established the second oldest professional Equity Ensemble theater in Chicago.
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