Stand Up if You’re Here Tonight
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 12, 2023
Written & directed by John Kolvenbach
“You’ve tried everything. Yoga. Acupuncture. Therapy. You floated in salt water in the pitch black dark. You juiced, you cleansed, you journaled, you cut, you volunteered. You got a mattress that fitted itself to your fetal form. You ate only RINDS for three days and nights. You reached out, you looked within. You have tried. And yet here you are.
So begins a new play by Olivier-nominated playwright John Kolvenbach in its Chicago premiere. Broadway’s Jim Ortlieb* delivers a tour-de-force performance as a man desperate for connection, bent by isolation, and deeply in love with the audience itself. To learn more, read our Artistic Director’s note and Backstage Guide.
Read the digital program.