Lookingglass Theater, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Avenue
The Museum of Contemporary Art, or the MCA, as it is affectionately called by Chicagoans, is housed in a structure that itself seems like a contemporary work of art. The huge glass and stone building, housing over 6,000 objects of art created after 1945, is one of the country’s largest collections of contemporary art.
Inside the building there is a gift shop, a bookstore, a 300-seat theater, a huge garden with views of Lake Michigan, and a restaurant featuring food by the famous chef, Wolfgang Puck.
821 N. Michigan Avenue
Located at the Water Tower Water Works, the Lookingglass Theatre Company hails itself as “Theater Without a Net”, striving “to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all.”
Co-founded by David Schwimmer, the Lookingglass Theatre Company believes in early drama education and offers several community outreach programs.
Inside the building, there are two stages, as well as a lobby, dressing rooms, concession areas and offices. The main stage seats 270 people. The Water Works is still a functioning water-pumping station, although it has undergone several renovations and is not the only pumping station Chicago uses.
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