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Palace of the Occult
Prop Theater
Chicago, IL
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Palace of the Occult
PALACE OF THE OCCULT
Written and performed by Neil Tobin
Directed by David Belew
Produced by Eclectic Full Contact Theatre

INTERACTIVE WORLD PREMIERE: Attend the most sensational evening on Berlin's 1933 society calendar. It's the historic opening of the Palace of the Occult, presided over by popular psychic, Erik Jan Hanussen. Be charmed by his stories and astonished by his feats -- but is he seer or charlatan, Nazi or Jew, traitor or martyr?

Based on actual events. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Audience members are invited to stay for a special audience talkback immediately following the 7pm performance on Sunday, November 29th with David Belew, Neil Tobin, and Lillian Gerstner, Director of Special Projects for the Museum.

GUESTS ARE LIMITED TO 75 PER SEATING for this exclusive engagement, so purchase your tickets today.

ABOUT THE WRITER/PERFORMER
Neil Tobin is an award-winning member of the Society of American Magicians and the Psychic Entertainers Association. Previously, he brought his magical and psychic performance skills to Chicago theatre audiences as Magic Consultant for Jeff-nominated musicals, "The Addams Family" and "Barnum," at the Mercury Theater; and as the Necromancer in the acclaimed solo show, "Supernatural Chicago," which he presented every week at the landmark Excalibur nightclub for a record-breaking 10-year run.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
David Belew is the Artistic Director of Eclectic Full Contact Theatre. Directing credits include "Take Me Out," "All My Sons," "Six Degrees of Separation," and "Music From a Sparkling Planet" for Eclectic; "The Foreigner," "The Boys Next Door," "There's a Girl in My Soup," and "Nunsense" for Metropolis Performing Arts Centre; "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," and "Moon Over Buffalo" for Eclectic and Metropolis.

ECLECTIC FULL CONTACT THEATRE
Hailed by critics and audiences as an arts resource that "continually proves to be one of Chicago's most consistently excellent storefront companies" (Chicago Theatre Beat), Eclectic Full Contact Theatre garnered its first Jeff Recommendation with its first eligible production. As Chicago's only theatre company dedicated to moving theatregoers beyond the traditional role of passive witness, Eclectic is proud to include this new interactive work in its ambitious fourth season, which also includes Anton Chekov's "The Seagull," Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things," and the Michael Finn revue, "Make Me A Song." http://www.eclectic-theatre.com

PARTNER PROGRAM:
ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER
SPECIAL EXHIBITION
October 11, 2015-January 10, 2016
Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933-1950
Through costumes, props, film footage and personal memorabilia, learn how the immigration of German speaking immigrants fleeing Nazi persecution, transformed Hollywood forever. Light & Noir explores how beloved films such as Double Indemnity, Casablanca, and Sunset Boulevard were shaped by the émigré experiences of pioneering film artists who became the film actors, directors, writers, and composers of Hollywood's "Golden Age." To learn more about the exhibition and related programming, visit www.holocaustmuseum.org

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Prop Theater (View)
3502 N Elston
Chicago, IL 60618
United States

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Categories

Arts > Magic
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Paranormal

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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