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Chicago Wed Mar 11 2009

Sign of the times

Oh, the difficult politics of running an arts building in Chicago. I don't walk along Belmont Avenue too often, so I don't know how long this sign has been up. But when I spotted this Monday afternoon, I thought it was one of the saddest signs I've ever seen. This from Bailiwick Repertory Theatre's Web site:

Beginning in 2009, Bailiwick again is on the road. Realizing the demands of our former building for repair and upkeep had become too taxing, we have chosen to take projects to rental houses, focusing our energies and funds on artistic projects.

While our schedule is yet to be announced, we will be producing our Pride Series at the brand new 160 seat theater Hoover-Leppen Theater in the Center on Halsted. Discussions are underway for a musical festival in winter.

Please keep checking this website to get updates on all that is happening at Bailiwick in 2009 and beyond.

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