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Chicago's Premier Commedia dell'Arte Ensemble

Upcoming Events

Summer 2023

We will be touring throughout Chicagoland with both new and remounted performances, and we'd love to see you there. If you want us to visit your area, feel free to drop us a line at

Ridgeville Park, Evanston, IL    -    June 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25   -   4pm

Wolf Lake Park, Chicago, IL   -   TBD

Laughing Stock at Home

Your screen, your time, your laughs

Announcing our brand new streaming service. Shows will upload some time after we manage to film them. The Masquerade; Or, Love is Queer to Stay is already live!

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Commedia dell'Arte
for the 21st Century

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Show Your Support

Wear It or Give It!

The majority of our programming is Pay-What-You-Can, which means we rely on additional support through your contributions to make our shows the best they can be and continue offering them at the low price of whatever audience members can afford. Eventually we want to make our education programming Pay-What-You-Can as well.


Support us by gifting at

Venmo (@laughingstockchicago)



Additionally, we have merchandise available at Spreadshop.

Discounts occur frequently

Our Mission

Making Commedia dell'Arte Accessible

Laughing Stock Theatre creates and performs substantive, high-quality Commedia dell’Arte that spectacularizes the mundane and delights our audiences

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Contact Us

Want us to teach a workshop? Looking for more info about our upcoming events? Get in touch with us today!

Chicago, IL United States

‪(312) 291-1457‬

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