Annual Holiday Show at the Factory Theater | 12/21/2021


The factory theater, 1623 W. Howard St., is pleased to announce the return of its annual Holiday Show, available exclusively online. The Factory Theater Holiday Special consists of 4 all new performance parts: Hamilton Beach 4/20 Special, Everything is calm, there is always time, and Elven slang for murder.

Online production will run from December 17 to January 6.Tickets go on sale Friday, December 3 and cost $ 10. With the purchase of a ticket, customers will receive a link that will be active for a week, from Friday morning to Thursday evening. Customers will be allowed to choose their preferred viewing week. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Hamilton Beach 4/20 Special:Hamilton Beach is playing its usual dive. Let’s have a drink, we won’t even notice it. Written by and performed Michael Jones *. Directed by Becca Holloway *.

Everything is calm: Christmas Eve 1914 – We follow two nostalgic soldiers on the Western Front from the opposing trenches as they brave No Man’s Land in the midst of the famous Christmas truce of WWI. Written by Chase Wheaton-Werle *. Directed by Spenser Davis * and featuring EM Davis * and Vic Kuligoski.

There is always time: After the world is saved on New Years Eve, Mags travels through space and time with his new alien friend to help other civilizations emerge from the disaster. Her mom and best friend eagerly await her visit to every NYE, but the time, as they say, is tedious. Written by Phil Claudnic *. Directed by Chase Wheaton-Werle * and featuring Brittney Brown *, Kim Boler *, Marisa Lerman and Christy Arington.

Elven slang for murder: In a world of reindeer-eating reindeer, nothing is what it’s supposed to be. Part Airplane!, part Tex Avery, Elf for murder is meant to be a vacation classic. Written and directed byLinsey Falls * aand featuring Josh Zagoren, Brian Heath, Lee Peters, Jennifer Betancourt * and Barry Irving.

* Indicates a member of the Factory Theater Ensemble

For almost 30 years, the Factory has been creating their shows from scratch, doing exactly the kind of theater they wanted to do. From writing workshops to the closing night, Factory’s shows are a unique experience that matches its exacting standards: original, daring, and full of slant. His Shameless Ensemble are ambassadors for a good time, ensuring Chicago remains warmly entertained.


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