30+ Years of Curious Theatre
Back at Home... With or Without Roommates

August 12–20, 2022

  • Location
  • Jimmy Beans Cabaret • 2553 W. Fullerton
  • Tickets
  • $15 or pay what you can at the door


Presented by the Curious Theatre Branch and Jimmy Beans Cabaret, 3 one-act, two-character plays on a shared set. Language-driven minimalist theater, in which relationships and the home are investigated.

There will be one accessible performance at Facility Theatre, a first-floor space in Humboldt Park, on Aug 21 at 3:00pm — buy tickets for that show at: brownpapertickets.com/event/5518197.

The Personal
Written and directed by Jenny Magnus
Featuring Lena Brün and Stefan Brün
Two people are in a room together, talking. They know each other well. Like coterminous spheres, they float around each other, overlapping.

Written and directed by Myle Yan Tay
Featuring Nate Schwartz and Marz
Two nerds play a game every year. Win or lose, they don't care. It's just about playing the game.

Benny and Margaret Say Goodbye
Written by Beau O’Reilly • Directed by Adam Webster
Featuring Barry Lohman and Kristy Lockhart
The end is in the beginning? After several decades, Benny and Margaret fess up and face off.

Curious is also pleased to present three special showings of Jimmy and the Nickels, the last work by the beloved and abruptly departed Curious playwright and Managing Director Matt Rieger. Directed by Stefan Brün with Charlotte Lastra, Jimmy and the Nickels will play Thursday, August at 4 at 8 pm and Saturday, August 6 at 5 pm & 7 pm at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway Ave. in Chicago. Tickets (pay-what-you-can) are available at the door or in advance by emailing jimmyandthenickels@gmail.com. Ticket sales will be donated to Swim Across America, in Matt Rieger’s memory.