Aug 03–Aug 29

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Aug 09–Aug 14

San Francisco, CA

Sep 10–Oct 16

Chicago, IL

Oct 29–Oct 30

Costa Mesa, CA

Nov 29–Dec 24
Christmas Carol

Glencoe, IL


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Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just… isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the…
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Sarah Fornace as Mary Shelley bw by Drew Dir
Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways as Manual Cinema presents its thrilling version of the classic Gothic tale Frankenstein
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No Blue Memories
THE LIFE OF GWENDOLYN BROOKS No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks brings to life the story of one of Chicago’s most beloved figures. She was an icon, a poet laureate, and a Pulitzer Prize winner—but she was…
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Just A Dog
Just A Dog is a short documentary film directed by Andrea B. Scott, with an original score written, produced, recorded and mixed by Manual Cinema Co-Artistic Directors Ben Kauffman and Kyle Vegter. In a nation bristling…

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