Hard Times

Price — $40.00 – $85.00

Lookingglass launches its 30th Season with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times.

Lookingglass Theatre Company launches its 30th Season with the return of the award-winning, circus infused Hard Times, October 4–January 14 in the historic Water Tower Water Works on Michigan Ave. The Industrial Age is in full swing as the citizens of Coketown stumble through the smoke-choked streets. But when a small traveling circus comes to town, a ray of hope flickers through the gloom. Artistic Director Heidi Stillman adapts and directs this timeless tale of haves and have nots, toil and greed, beauty and hope.

Visit lookingglasstheatre.org or call the Box Office at 312.337.0665 to get your tickets today.


Hard Times

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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