Please note: due to the continuing impacts of COVID-19 and government mandates, there are no firm dates determined for Lookingglass’ upcoming season.
Recipient of the 2011 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company in the historic Water Tower Water Works on Michigan Avenue is a national leader in the development and presentation of cutting-edge theatrical works.
Founded in 1988 by graduates of Northwestern University, the ensemble-based company has staged more than 65 world premieres, many of which have toured the U.S. Lookingglass Theatre Company is a nationwide leader in the creation and presentation of new, cutting-edge theatrical works and in sharing its ensemble-based theatrical techniques with Chicago-area students and teachers through Education and Community Programs. Guided by an artistic vision centered on the core values of collaboration, transformation, and invention, Lookingglass seeks to capture audiences’ imaginations leaving them changed, charged and empowered. Notable world premieres include Mary Zimmerman’s Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses, The Arabian Nights, and The Odyssey, David Schwimmer’s adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Studs Terkel’s Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel about the American Obsession, and David Catlin’s circus tribute to Lewis Carroll, Lookingglass Alice.