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Lookingglass makes plans for 30th anniversary season

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For its 30th anniversary season the Lookingglass Theatre Company will present a bit of its trademark circus artistry, along with shows set on land and beneath the sea.

The three shows that will comprise its 2017-2018 season are:

+ “Hard Times” (Oct. 4, 2017-Jan. 14, 2018): A reprise of its circus-infused take on the Charles Dickens classic, adapted and directed by Heidi Stillman in association with The Actors Gymnasium.

+ “Plantation!” (Feb. 21 – April 22, 2018): The world premiere of a play by ensemble member Kevin Douglas, to be directed by David Schwimmer.

+ “20,000 Leagues Under the Seas” (May 23 – Aug. 19, 2018): A stage adaptation of Jules Verne books by David Kersnar and Althos Low, directed by Kersnar.

Tickets are now on sale. Call (312) 337-0665 or visit