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Address: 1909 W. Byron St, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone Number: +1 773-409-4125
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American Theater Company is an ensemble of artists committed to producing...

American Theater Company is an ensemble of artists committed to producing new and classic American stories that ask the question, "What does it mean to be an American?"

We provide a truly intimate home for the community to experience meaningful stories. We foster a nurturing environment for artists to take risks and create essential work.

ATC produces Chicago's most innovative work by nationally renowned, Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwrights within an intimate 100-seat space that is truly Chicago's public theater, a home for diverse audiences.

Our education program reaches 800 students of Chicago's most under-served schools.

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Small house tucked away in the north center neighborhood of Chicago. Amazing performances, productions and just well written plays. The humans was so good, it landed a spot on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Small house tucked away in the north center neighborhood of Chicago. Amazing performances, productions and just well written plays. The humans was so good, it landed a spot on Broadway. But, my favorite is the projects. Make it a point to see a show here

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

I've now seen a couple of shows at this theater and both were amazing. The most recent was The Projects. Very powerful and so well-acted. For a little red brick, non-descript building in my neighborhood, I would never expect the amazing theater performed here. Can't praise it enough! Buy a ticket!

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Thank RickInPittsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Don't Delay! Stop everything you are doing and purchase a ticket to see this amazing play called The Project(s). A piece of history, a part of Chicago, heartwarming & heart wrenching, with characters you won’t soon forget. The play studies the history of public housing in Chicago, but in a unique way. Actors portray their characters by using the actual... More 

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Thank Lenore K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

Small theater, often debuts new plays and musicals that sometimes go on to national and world-wide acclaim. If you love theater, you need to check their website and see what they are up to. All productions are topnotch and professionally executed. Truly, no bad seats in the house.

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Thank cj2468
Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

I've seen many plays here, most recently The Humans, which I found uncomfortable and familiar, evoking all of the internal dialogue one hopes will come from theatre. "Disgraced" staged by ATC in 2012, continues to be one of the most powerful theatre evenings I've experienced.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

A very good, high energy performance of this great hippie/Vietnam era musical. Young cast for whom 1967 must seem like ancient history, does a fine job with this show. Solid vocals and excellent set design, music and directing make for a fun Chicago theater experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

great cast, wonderful singing, well directed and choreographed... loved the stage, the atmosphere, and reminiscing. this production of Hair had everything from sing-a-longs to half naked hippies-- ah the good ol' days!

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Thank DSBrandt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Our family attended a very well-done "Radio" performance of It's A Wonderful Life. The scripting and acting was great, very crisply delivered with remarkable sound effects. The theater is really small and some of the seating is ad-hoc. The rear of the theater has some seats that literally looked like somebody just dropped in some extra chairs. My wife had... More 

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Thank Lewis W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

This is an incredibly talented theater company with consistently excellent plays and performances. The theater setting is intimate and the experience is sublime. We just saw The Radio Play: Wizard of Oz and it was entirely captivating. If you love local theater you will love ATC. Affordable and most excellent.

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Thank RML1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

This theater is so intimate..Only about 50 seats at most..We saw Columbinus here and it was one of the best performances we have ever seen..The actors were perfect for this tragic story..The sound effects were powerful..Got half price tix for a Saturday in the Irving Park area near Trader Joes..Great food at Namo's across the street..A very nice stop on... More 

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