- $30 for one general-admission ticket (up to $51.71 value)
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- Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (excluding December 31; and January 1 and 7)
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Assassination Theater: Chicago’s Role in the Crime of the Century
What did Chicago mobsters have to do with the assassination of President Kennedy? According to author and investigative reporter Hillel Levin, everything. After pouring over evidence, paper trails, and interviews alongside FBI agent Zechariah Shelton, Hillel had more than enough information to create a compelling argument for the Chicago mob’s involvement in JFK’s murder. One of the most damning: a shooter who confessed to the killing and now sits in an Illinois prison, leaving him nothing left to protect but the recipe for the cafeteria’s bundt cake. Hillel’s method of informing the public is a dramatic retelling of his discoveries, played out with actors who unfurl all the riveting details in front of the audience.
It’s a method that works. “Assassination Theater,” declares Chicago Theater Beat’s Lawrence Bommer, “is a brilliantly packaged, fiercely forensic, and seamlessly debated indictment of the Chicago mob as brazen history-changers who got away with the biggest murder of the 20th century.” Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones agrees, crowning it with 3.5 out of 4 stars and dubbing it “gripping political theater.”