Dear Comrades,

It used to feel like a little death to us when a theatre company made this announcement:

Effective immediately Two Pence Theatre Company will be closing our doors after 8.5 years of early modern theatrical shenanigans in Chicago.

But trust us when we say we’re sad, but also that “for present comfort and for future good” we made the best decisions possible and plan on many more years of vibrant storytelling all over this dusty little planet. We’re proud of what we made, how we made it and who we’ve become on the journey.

With lessons learned, hearts warmed & endless thanks,

Tom Wells + Sarah Augusta
and all of Two Pence Theatre Company



Intimate, Modern, Audaciously Weird, Rarely-Performed, Classical, Feminist Romp! (more)

New space, big money, summer workshop and we got a puppy! (more)

Like winter, there’s a lot going on under ground at 2P (more)

Midsummer is STILL making headlines 4 months after closing! (more)

New news in the old(ish) court – we’ve got a class coming up! (more)

The 1980’s Meet the 1680’s – It’s Time For Revels! Sept 27th (save revels here!)

Thank you for making Midsummer a huge success! SAVE THE DATE 8.23.15 (save revels!)

Only 6 chances left to see Midsummer (no shows on the 4th or 5th!) (more)

Critics are loving Midsummer (and Midsummer still loves you!) (more)

Audiences are loving Midsummer (and Midsummer loves you!) (more)

Happy Opening Night for A Midsummer Nights Dream! (more)

Previews for Midsummer start tomorrow and are PAY WHAT YOU WILL (more)

We’ve got one week to raise $1,088 dollars and hit our matching goal 1/2 mark! (more)

Lucy today and Trivia tomorrow! What an exciting Tuesday this is! (more)

We’re posing a video a week to tell you what 2P means to us and how you can help! (more)

Forgive the April 1st pun – It’s No Joke our Matching Challenge Is Back! (more)

It’s official! We’re going to Faerie-Land this summer! Plus TRIVIA IS BACK! (more)

2P + Filament Theatre Ensemble have something MARVelous for you! (more)

We’re back from our first Shakes Theatre Assoc Conference! Not related SAVE THE DATE for Sat. Feb 21st! (more soon!)

Ah, The Holidays. Merry Merry from us to You! (more)

We’ve been quiet in town but PARTYING at Dundee Crown! Check out new photos! (more)

Thank you to everyone that came to experience Women Beware Women. What’s Next? (more)

Are you going to snatch one of the few remaining tickets for the final 2 shows of Women Beware Women? (more)

Ada Grey loved Women Beware Women! “People who would like this show are people who like characters that you hate but also love, evil-ish relationships, and suspense. I had a fun but on-the-edge-of-my-seat time at this show. I think that it is great to have this kind of show that hasn’t been done in a long time. It was written a long time ago, but it represents some things that are happening in our time. I really loved this show.” (more)

We had a WONDERFUL opening with a packed house – come check out the sizzle this weekend (more)

It’s time to OPEN WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN! Opening is sold out but (more)

Previews start THIS THURSDAY! Opening night night in less than a week! (more here)

We are in The Den Theatre and SO ready to rock. Preview tickets are only $20 and opening night is sold out! (more here)

Women Beware Women is into it’s fourth full week of rehearsal! Tickets are moving so don’t miss out! (more here)

Rehearsals have begun! Tickets now on sale for Women Beware Women (more here)

We only have until MIDNIGHT on JULY 1st to make our matching goal. Can you help? (more here)

Shake Wars is THIS SUNDAY the 22nd and Darth Hamlet needs you there! (more here.)

We’re over 1/2 way to our Matching Challenge Goal but we need your help before June 15th!(more here)

We made you a Matching Marathon Monday  Video (tip of the hat to our friends in Boston!)Watch it here (more)

Two Pence has been Challenged! To do what? To raise 7 grand! Who challenged us? Find out here! (more)


Like supporting and creating art in your community? Like our style? TWO PENCE is currently expanding our Board of Directors. Contact kathryn@twopencetheatre.org for more information.

Want to get involved? Email tom@twopencetheatre.org with your inquiry, resume or ideas!