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Use code PHILO or any cast member's first name (in all caps) for $10 off!

Tickets are general admission.  Box office will open 45 minutes prior to showtime and seating will begin 25 minutes prior to showtime.

The theater has a cash bar on site.

Free street parking is available on Irving Park as well as Clark St.  Please read all signs before parking.  The Addison Red Line or Irving Park Brown Line is about a 10-15 minute walk from the theater. 

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Thursday Jan 17th at 8pm

Friday Jan 18th at 8pm

Saturday Jan 19th at 8pm

Sunday Jan 20th at 3pm

Friday Jan 25th at 8pm

Saturday Jan 26th at 8pm

Sunday Jan 27th at 3pm


Otherworld Theatre

3914 N. Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60613

It’s 1929. Two ambitious visionaries, Philo Farnsworth and David Sarnoff, race against each other to invent a device called “television.”  Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul Sarnoff, or the self-taught boy genius Farnsworth? A witty and fast-paced marathon where audiences will learn something while also laughing.  A history lesson in radio, television, the stock market, and what it took to create one of the greatest inventions of our time.

Aaron Sorkin is the writer of such famous titles as The West Wing, The Social Network, The Newsroom, Steve Jobs, A Few Good Men, Moneyball, and more.  He is famous for his fast-paced and quick writing style that combines sarcasm, cleverness, and comedy into a meaningful night of entertainment.