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UChicago Presents: Eighth Blackbird: composition as explanation

September 28, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

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A playground of chamber music, theatre, poetry, and performance art, Eighth Blackbird (8BB) presents composition as explanation, a distinctly marvelous happening not to be missed. Directed by Anne Bogart and text by Gertrude Stein, composition as explanation is based on Stein’s essay of the same name. By lifting Stein’s words off the page, 8BB creates layers of interpretation that reveal the human relationship with art from an entirely unprecedented perspective.

Your Visit

Complimentary assisted listening devices are available at the box office. Accessible parking spots, entrances, restroom stalls, and seating are available. Please visit https://www.courttheatre.org/plan-your-visit/accessibility/ for more information.


Court Theatre
5535 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Box Office Hours:
Performance days: 12pm – start of show. Non-performance days: Monday – Saturday 12pm-5pm, Closed Sunday. Box Office is closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.


September 28, 2023
7:30 pm
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Location Details:

Parking: Court Theatre offers free evening and weekend parking to its patrons in the garage at 55th Street and S. Ellis Avenue. Enter the garage from S. Ellis Avenue or S. Greenwood Avenue, and take a ticket from the machine upon entrance. For 30 minutes following the performance, the S. Ellis Avenue gate will automatically raise when your car approaches for a free and easy exit. It is not necessary to insert your ticket upon exiting at the gate. If you stay for a post-show discussion, please ask the House Manager for a validation ticket.

CTA: The #55 Garfield bus stops on 55th Street at S. Ellis Avenue. From the Loop, patrons can transfer from the Garfield Red Line train or the #6 Jackson Park Express.

Metra: 55th-56th-57th Street, Metra Electric District.

Accessibility: ADA and wheelchair accessible seating is available (call box office to reserve); touch tour and open captioning on select dates (call to inquire).