Live Performing Arts in Chicago

​​TICKETS:  $25

Friday and Saturday, 8 pm
Sunday, 7:30 pm

Call the Box Office at (773) 871-3000


Directions and Parking
Victory Gardens Theater is located in the heart of Chicago’s North Side Lincoln Park Neighborhood at 2433 North Lincoln Avenue in the historic Biograph Theater.

By car take the Fullerton Avenue exits off of 1-94 or Lake Shore Drive. Click on the map below to get point to point directions.

Public Transportation
By El: The Fullerton El is the closest train stop. It is accessible by the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.
By Bus: Halsted (#8), Fullerton (#74) and Sedgwick/Ogden (#37) buses all stop near the theater.

A parking garage is available at 2316 N. Lincoln, 1/2-block south of Fullerton. Rates start at $6/hour.

Valet parking is provided at the Biograph by Lake Shore Valet for $13, one hour before curtain. Valet is not available for our weekday matinees or weekend morning performances.

Call the Box Office if you need additional assistance 773.871.3000​

Confessions of a P.I.M.P.
Starring André De Shields
Aug 26 – 28
Začek McVay Theater @ Victory Gardens Theater

Building off his success producing theater since 1987, Charles Grippo founded Grippo Stage Company, Inc., as a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Its mission is to use theater to explore social issues and celebrate diversity. In particular, it intends to focus on Jewish themes, plays, and playwrights to help combat anti-Semitism by showing the immense positive contributions Jews have made to our culture.

André De Shields
Kimberly Lawson
Donica Lynn

Music Director and Pianist – Doug Peck
Percussionist – Robert Reddrick
Bassist – Tony Mhoon
Stage Manager – Tina Jach
Sound Designer – Jake Huppert
Dramaturge – Charles Smith
Directors – Samuel G. Roberson & Dennis Začek

From the heat of urban insurrection in Baltimore, Maryland to the incandescent glare of New York’s Great White Way, “Jelly Belly” has many stories to tell. Through song, dance, and spoken word, join Victory Gardens Theater’s Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow André De Shields in this riveting solo-performance as we follow this adventure from inner city impoverishment to self-actualization.

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