Lifeline Theatre, Raven Theatre, the side project, andTheo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Offers FLEX PASS

Four Rogers Park-area theatres, Lifeline Theatre, Raven Theatre, the side project, andTheo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, join together for a fifth year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. Dubbed “Chicago’s answer to off-Broadway” by the Chicago Sun-Times, the foursome garnered six Non-Equity Jeff Awards out of twenty-six nominations during the 2011-2012 season and want to share their neighborhood commitment to excellence with the entire community, by offering this discounted pass with up to 35% savings over regular single tickets. 

The $50, four-show pass – good for one adult or kids show, anytime during the season, at each of the four participating theatres (does not include participant shows at venues outside Rogers Park, or visiting companies’ productions at participant venues) – is available at each theatre’s box office, and through The pass is business card-sized to be kept throughout the season, punched when used at each theatre, and displayed at each restaurant when a discount is requested.

The Flex Pass is offered at a special discounted rate of $45 during Rogers Park’s 11th Annual Glenwood Ave. Arts Festival, August 18-19 at the Lifeline Theatre box office, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Festival details at 773-761-4477 x701 and

Participating theatres and 2012-13 season offerings include (call or visit the web sites for production dates and details):

Lifeline Theatre • 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. • 773-761-4477 • •

30th Anniversary Season! MainStage shows “The Woman in White,” “The City & The City,” “Bridge of Birds: A Tale of an Ancient China That Never Was,” and KidSeries shows “Duck for President,” “The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost,” and “The Emperor’s Groovy New Clothes. 

Raven Theatre • 6157 N. Clark St. • 773-338-2177 • •

30th Anniversary Seaso – “The Big Knife,” “Boy Gets Girl,” “A Soldier’s Play,” and“Brighton Beach Memoirs.”

the side project • 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. • 773-973-2150 • •

“Choosing to Be Here: A Festival of Storytelling,” “Elsewhere,” “The Lives of Pigeons,”and one more show TBA! 

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre – performing at the No Exit Café • 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. • Information Line: 773-347-1109, •

Smokey Joe’s Café,” Theo Ubique Christmas Cabaret: Joy to the World,” “Aspects of Love,” and “Theo Ubique Cabaret Presents: A Cole Porter Songbook.” Dinner available for an additional charge.

Rogers Park restaurants near the theatres are partnering to offer dining discounts to pass purchasers for the season through August 31, 2013.

The Heartland Café (“good wholesome food for the mind and body”), 7000 N. Glenwood Ave., will extend a 15% discount to each Flex Pass holder, year-round.

Act One Pub (New American cuisine/contemporary dining), 1330 W. Morse Ave., will extend a 10% discount to each Flex Pass holder, year-round.

Charmers Café/Dagel & Beli [sic] (coffeehouse and bagels), 1500 W. Jarvis Ave., will extend a 10% discount to each Flex Pass holder, year-round.

Gruppo di Amici (Roman style Italian food), 1508 W. Jarvis Ave., will extend a 10% discount to each Flex Pass holder, year-round.

Morseland (“good eats, nice beats”), 1218 W. Morse Ave., will extend a 10% discount to each Flex Pass holder, year-round. 

In addition, Theo Ubique offers dinner and show packages at the No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave.

Glenwood Avenue Arts District, in the heart of Rogers Park, features numerous artist studios, music venues, theatres and restaurants and is fast becoming known as a vibrant and unique arts destination. The Chicago Sun-Times writes, “Maybe the time has come to dub Glenwood Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood as Chicago’s answer to off-Broadway. Certainly that’s the conclusion to be reached if you tally up the nominations for the Non-Equity Jeff Awards” Chicago Magazine added, “For pure Chicago heart, soul and polished grit, the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Rogers Park is our favorite new destination.”