Victory Gardens Theater

Upcoming Events

Terminal 5 Comedy presents
Arrivals
Comedy
Aug 24, 2019

Terminal 5 Comedy’s debut Stand-Up Comedy Show featuring hilarious quips, stories, and observations from 5 unique perspectives

Tiny Beautiful Things
Comedy/Drama, Literary Adaptation
Runs Sep 06Oct 13, 2019

Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” was publishing …

Waiting for Godot
Comedy/Drama
Runs Nov 14Dec 15, 2019

Waiting for Godot is Irish writer Samuel Beckett’s “tragicomedy in two acts” in which two men, Vladimir and Estragon, meet near a tree to wait for the arrival …

The First Deep Breath
Drama, New Work
Runs Nov 15Dec 22, 2019

Originally developed as part of Victory Gardens 2018 Ignition Festival of New Plays, The First Deep Breath tells the story of Pastor Albert Jones who is planning a …

How to Defend Yourself
Co-World Premiere with Actors Theatre of Louisville
Drama
Runs Jan 24Feb 23, 2020

How to Defend Yourself circles around seven college students who gather for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped. They learn how to “not be …

Dhaba on Devon Avenue
Comedy/Drama, New Work
Runs Mar 27Apr 26, 2020

Dhaba Canteen has been a Devon Avenue institution since the 60s, with their delicious Sindhi food transporting you back to the halcyon days of undivided India. Now it’s …

Right to be Forgotten
Drama
Runs May 29Jun 28, 2020

The internet never forgets and a young man’s mistake at 17 haunts him online a decade later. Desperate for a normal life, he goes to extraordinary lengths to …

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Chicago IL 60614
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From its founding in 1974 through the present day, Victory Gardens Theater has dedicated itself to playwrights and their works as well as emphasizing the development of an ethnically and culturally diverse community of artists. Recipient of the 2001 Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Victory Gardens continues to expand on its new works initiative through playwrights who are changing theater in the United States and abroad. Victory Gardens has produced more world premieres than any other Chicago theater.
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