The Actors Gymnasium
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Kiana Harris Simon
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Skooled: A Study in Circus Joins Chicago Theatre Week 

EVANSTON, IL - The Actors Gymnasium joins more than 75 of Chicago's finest theatres, taking part in the first ever Chicago Theatre Week. Chicago Theatre Week is presented by The League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago whose past projects include the hugely successful Restaurant Week. 


As part of the inaugural celebration of Chicago's theatre scene, The Actors Gymnasium will offer discounted tickets to the opening weekend of Skooled: A Study in Circus, the latest production in its winter circus series.


Chicago theatre and circus lovers of all ages will delight in this spectacular that takes audiences on a journey of eccentric clowning, aerial acrobatics, live music, and devilish pranks.


Featuring the work of Chicago clown Dean Evans, Co-Artistic Directors Larry DiStasi, Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi and an amazing team of designers and performers, this circus production explores the school of hard knocks.  Life's lessons come in many forms.  And some people always end up in detention.   


Skooled: A Study in Circus at The Actors Gymnasium - Trailer
Skooled: A Study in Circus at The Actors Gymnasium - Trailer

For opening weekend only, locals and tourists can purchase tickets at a special Chicago Theatre Week discount of only $15. Ticket prices for all Chicago Theatre Week performances are so low that theatre fanatics could see two shows for the price of one. Fellow participants include: Lookinnglass Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Northlight Theatre, Goodman Theatre and Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.


Tickets can be purchased through the Chicago Theatre Week website or through the by using the discount code: THWEEK There are a limited number of tickets available for each performance and tickets are first come, first served. Check early for the best selection.


Performances run February 16 - March 23, with shows at 7:30 pm on Fridays, 4:30 and 7:30 pm on Saturdays and 3:00 pm on Sundays (No 4:30 show on 2/16).


The Actors Gymnasium is located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL - just off of the Noyes purple line 'L' stop. For additional information on The Actors Gymnasium's innovative programming, please visit or call 847-328-2795.

About The Actors Gymnasium

The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults; produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities to our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience.  At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn To Fly - physically, emotionally, intellectually and creatively.

Skooled Poster Image
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Contact Kiana Harris Simon:, 847-328-2795
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