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Mercury Theater

View Map3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 325-1700
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Description of Mercury Theater

Mercury Theater
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This 300-seat playhouse was designed as a venue in which to stage fresh off-Loop theater. For a long time, the theater was the home to a sit-down production of the comedy "Over the River and Through the Woods"; more recently, the theater scored a hit with the critically acclaimed "The Screwtape Letters."

Occasionally smaller-budget touring productions make a stop here, and sometimes if a show is selling exceptionally well at a smaller venue in the area it will transfer to the Mercury (the Bailiwick's production of "Parade" transferred there and ran for most of the summer in 2004). Because of its ideal location on Southport, there are many bars and restaurants to choose from in the area, including the Irish bar and grill Cullen's located in the same building.

Parking is available (for a fee) across the street at a local school.

Centerstage's Tips

Before the show, get your fill of meat and wine at the BYOB Tango Sur.

After the curtain falls, chill out with some brews at Toon's, or follow the crowds south to packed spots like Sopo.

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box office: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Sunday; check website for performance schedule

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