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I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce

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Theatre 68 at Venus Cabaret Theater

I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce

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Directed by multi award-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna, and produced in partnership with Lenny Bruce’s daughter Kitty Bruce, “I’m Not A Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce” was written by and stars Ronnie Marmo.

The story of the life and early passing of one of the most legendary comedians of all time, the play not only draws from his many court battles championing the freedom of speech but also includes many of Bruce’s original comedic bits and insights from his own writings. The production originally opened to rave reviews in Chicago in October 2019 following successful runs in New York and Los Angeles. Chris Jones with the Chicago Tribune raved “even the most devoted Bruce fan will leave impressed with Marmo,” and WTTW called the play “brilliant” and “furiously funny” while the Daily Herald called the show, “striking.” Celebrated Chicago actress Bonnie Hunt said, “Ronnie Marmo delights as he channels Lenny Bruce. A thoughtful authenticity in performance, direction and script.”

As of October 31, 2021, Mercury Theater Chicago’s vaccination and mask requirements are as follows. For the safety and comfort of our patrons and staff, Venus Cabaret Theater will be requiring audience members to provide proof of vaccination either with a physical copy of the vaccination card or on a smartphone. In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests 18 years and older must present a government-issued ID, such as driver’s license or passport. Guests under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Children under 12 and people with a medical condition that prevent vaccination, guests may provide proof of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. All patrons will have to wear a mask throughout the performance when not actively eating or drinking regardless of vaccination status. This is subject to change. Please check with the theater before the performance for updates.

Theatre 68 at Venus Cabaret Theater - 3741 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

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  • As of October 31, 2021, Mercury Theater Chicago’s vaccination and mask requirements are as follows. For the safety and comfort of our patrons and staff, Venus Cabaret Theater will be requiring audience members to provide proof of vaccination either with a physical copy of the vaccination card or on a smartphone. In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests 18 years and older must present a government-issued ID, such as driver’s license or passport. Guests under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Children under 12 and people with a medical condition that prevent vaccination, guests may provide proof of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. All patrons will have to wear a mask throughout the performance when not actively eating or drinking regardless of vaccination status. This is subject to change. Please check with the theater before the performance for updates.

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Friday, Jan 28
  1. 8:00pm
    $34.50

Saturday, Jan 29
  1. 3:00pm
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  2. 8:00pm
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Friday, Feb 4
  1. 8:00pm
    $34.50

Saturday, Feb 5
  1. 3:00pm
    $34.50
  2. 8:00pm
    $34.50