The Chicago Park District’s Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival turns 60 this year and is proud to host eight artistically diverse Chicago theater companies. Each production will be performed for five evenings only at the theater at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Learn more about the Theater on the Lake festival.
Hit the Wall
by Ike Holter, Directed by Eric Hoff
Tempers and temperatures start to rise in the summer of ’69 when a routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. Follow ten unlikely revolutionaries as they take to the streets and assert their rights. A live rock band provides the screaming soundtrack to this retelling of the epic night at The Stonewall Inn.
The Inconvenience will take over Theater on the Lake’s northern pavilion with a mural wall that doubles as a photobooth and a walk-able map of Christopher Street and the surrounding areas so that you can explore the streets of the West Village prior to the show—all accompanied by live pre- and post-show music in and around the southern pavilion. On Saturday, a band will play in the Southern Pavilion from 6-7 and 9:20 - 10:15pm.