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THE WHALE at Victory Gardens Theater

A Midwest Premiere
by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Joanie Schultz
Zacek McVay Theater

“Serious, funny, bold, sad, and heartfelt all at the same time.” - BROADWAY WORLD

Since the death of his boyfriend, morbidly obese 600 pound Charlie has confined himself to his small Idaho apartment and is eating himself to oblivion. With his health quickly failing, Charlie becomes desperate to reconnect with Ellie, his estranged and angry teenage daughter whom he has not seen in 17 years. He would give her anything: his love, his money….maybe even his life. Written by Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter, The Whale is a tough, humorous and emotionally powerful play about how we cope with loss, and how new definitions of family, friends and religion shape our lives.

TICKETS: $15.00

I bought tickets at a deeply discounted price during a Pre-sale for the group so your ticket will be purchased directly from me. Payment must be made in advance through Amazon Payments or PayPal and includes Ticket Price, Service Charge, Historic Restoration Fee, and Amazon Payments or PayPal Transaction Fee. That’s OVER 50% off regular price!

CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS ON MAKING A PAYMENT. I may also consider cash at the event. Email me about this option.

Payment is required to RSVP. Refunds will be available in advance of 3 days before event. NO refunds less than 3 days before event. Order your tickets ASAP to be seated with the group.
DO NOT RSVP UNLESS YOU ARE 100% SURE YOU ARE ATTENDING! Contact me if you have any questions.

Reserved Seats are in Center Row I. See seating chart:
NOTE: Tickets will be distributed at the theater on day of show.

Victory Gardens Theater is located in the heart of Chicago's North Side Lincoln Park Neighborhood at 2433 North Lincoln Avenue.

By EL: The FULLERTON EL is the closest train stop. It is accessible by the RED and BROWN lines. Walk East on Fullerton to Lincoln, then North 1/2 block to the theater.

By Bus: The #8 HALSTED, #11 LINCOLN, #74 FULLERTON, and #37 SEDGWICK/OGDEN CTA buses all stop at the corner of Fullerton and Halsted, 1/2 block South of the theater.

By car take the Fullerton Avenue exits off of 1-94 or Lake Shore Drive.

Parking for Victory Gardens patrons is available at Children's Memorial Hospital located at 2316 N. Lincoln, 1/2-block South of Fullerton. 100 free spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. -- Valet parking is provided at the Biograph by Lake Shore Valet for $11.00, one hour before curtain. -- Metered and street parking is available, but mind the neighborhood parking restrictions.

For more information about Victory Gardens Theater visit:


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  • A former member
    A former member

    There are 'A MUST SEE' shows and there are 'A! MUST! SEE!' shows. THE WHALE is A!! MUST!! SEE!! show!! From the incredible acting to the brillant writing, this is one of the best shows I have seen in quite awhile. And that's saying alot from me. I can be hypercritical with shows and can get distracted by the smallest flaws. THE WHALE captivated me from start to finish! GO! SEE! THIS! SHOW! Discount tickets on Goldstar and Hottix.

    April 17, 2013

  • AlanB

    Any theater experience is a good experience.

    April 15, 2013

  • Ganesh R.

    I am close; I will be there in 10 mins

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    From the VGT Website regarding THE WHALE:

    Post-show | Following every performance
    Come for the play. Stay for the conversation. Join a member of our artistic staff to explore the themes and content of The Whale. Often, the cast and creative team will join the discussion.

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cross-posted with Chicago Theater Goers Meetup Group :

    March 31, 2013

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