I wanted to let you know about a play opening up tonight in the city called Chester and the Unbearable Burden, Parts I & II. This Harry Potter with a splash of Lord of the Rings parody is written and directed by a very good friend of ours named Ben Fort (a graduate of Second City's writing program). The play is family friendly, and our oldest daughter Elaina even has a small part in the very last scene! We've seen some of it at rehearsal. It's well done, hilarious, and completely appropriate for the whole family (that is, for anyone who can sit quietly and enjoy something for two hours).
Check out the acting company's website, Six Hours Short for details and a description of
And here's the show's trailer:
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Where: The Atheneum Theatre, Studio #3 (2936 N. Southport Ave.)
Opening: Friday, Feb 10 at 7:30pm
Runs: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm until Mar 6
Children under 10- $10
Groups of 8 or more- $12
Athenaeum Theater Box Office 773.935.6860 or online at
Pass this on to any Harry Potter fans!