A PLAY + A PINT: Reading Series

A PLAY + A PINT is our (casual) concert reading series!

$12 cover includes a complimentary drink ticket (redeemable for Oak Park Brewing Company draft beer)

Seating is first come first serve, and doors to the backroom open 2 hours before the show for early-bird seating and dining! Come early for preferred seating and for lunch.  ***please note, as this is a limited seating venue, if there are extra seats at your table, we may ask that you share your table with your fellow patrons to enable the fullest experience for all. 

LOVE LETTERS

WHEN October 15, 2017  |  2pm Performance
PERFORMED at Hamburger Mary’s Show Lounge 155 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park IL 60301
RUNNING TIME 2 hours with one 10 minute intermission
QUESTIONS Call our Box office 708-445-4440

October’s reading is LOVE LETTERS  by A. R. Gurney.Andrew and Melissa, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years, war, marriages, carriers, and raising children. Through the letters it is eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be. This is a unique and imaginative theatre piece which, in the words of the author, “needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its two actors beyond the night of performance.” The piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny  – but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

LOVE LETTERS

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MRS.CONEY

WHEN December 10, 2017  |  2pm & 6pm Performances
PERFORMED at Hamburger Mary’s Show Lounge 155 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park IL 60301
RUNNING TIME 70 mins
QUESTIONS Call our Box office 708-445-4440

Written and Directed by Belinda Bremner, in this heart warming and humorous memory play set at Christmas, a writer recalls his boyhood and the Oklahoma homestead his family lost to the dust bowl. They spent the hard scrabble winter of 1934 in Kentucky with an elderly aunt and uncle. The boy Jamie (who appears with the adult writer James) looks for Christmas in the woods and finds a wounded rabbit and a mysterious old woman. He responds to her bitterness with kindness and they exchange the real gifts of Christmas.

2PM PERFORMANCE

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6PM PERFORMANCE

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BOX OFFICE

708-445-4440

PERFORMANCE VENUE

AUSTIN GARDENS
167 Forest Avenue
Oak Park IL 60301
Only 25 minutes from downtown Chicago!

MAIN OFFICE

125 N Marion, Suite 301
Oak Park, IL 60303
708-445-4440

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