Jackalope Prowess FREE

Jackalope Theatre Company presents


a World Premiere by Ike Holter
directed by Marti Lyons


Public Access Theatre patrons are amazing!
All 60+ reservations filled up in 15 minutes.

Free tickets provided on June 9 only
compliments of Oracle’s Public Access Theatre™
June 9 at 7:30PM
Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory Park | 5917 N. Broadway, Chicago

We at Oracle are big fans of Jackalope Theatre. We think you will be, too. In March, we offered FREE tickets to a performance of Calamity West’s hit show ROLLING. We are over the moon to once again partner with the awesome folks at Jackalope to offer FREE tickets to see their world premiere production of PROWESS by celebrated Chicago playwright Ike Holter.

Back-to-back Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre Award winners Jackalope and Oracle team up for a second time to expand Public Access Theatre™ For one night, June 9th, PROWESS tickets will be free of charge.

Disclaimer: Oracle was not involved in producing PROWESS in any way. All artistic credit belongs to Jackalope. They have agreed to partner with Oracle to give you free tickets to the June 9 performance only.Jackalope Logo



Photos by Joel Maisonet

Summer in Chicago: Temperatures flare, shootings spike and the city is stuck in status quo. Enter a mixed bag of underdogs ready to save whatever’s left of the day. Completely powerless but sky-high on passion, they join forces.  But as broken bones multiply and alliances splinter, the team is forced to draw the line between well meaning heroism and vigilante justice.

What the Critics Are Saying


Time Out Chicago

“Nobody else in Chicago writes anything like the massively talented Holter, whose poetic language often emerges in thrilling torrents…and his emotion and hope for the future cascades all over Prowess”

Chicago Tribune

“No-holds-barred! Loud, and brutal, and unrelenting, it is a cry from the gut…a play that confronts the violence and fear that comes with living in the often mortally dangerous city of Chicago.” Chicago Sun Times

Chicago Sun Times

“Stunningly good!”

Chicago Reader

“Impressive and immersive!…Prowess aggressively attacks our culture of complacency while offering a portrait of vigilantism grounded in social realism.”

Newcity Stage

Run Time
PROWESS runs 2 hours & 10 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission

There is a parking lot adjacent to Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway. The entrance to the lot is on Thorndale Avenue, and parking is $1.25 per hour.  We recommend parking for a total of 3 hours to ensure you will not be ticketed.

Transit Directions / CTA Red Line Changes
Broadway Armory Park is steps from the Thorndale Red Line Station. Exit the station and head west to Broadway and the Park is on the southeast corner. You can also take the #36 Broadway Bus to Thorndale Avenue.

Once you arrive at Broadway Armory Park, a member of Jackalope will greet you in the lobby. There are signs directing you to the theater, which is on the second level, above the gym. It’s a large building, so we recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to showtime to give ample time to make your way to the theater.

Jackalope is proud to produce in Broadway Armory Park, but it’s a big, old building that can be difficult to navigate. We suggest giving yourself 15 minutes of extra travel time once you’re here, and to please let us know in advance by emailing jackalope@jackalopetheatre.org if you have specific accessibility requests or plan on using the elevator, so that we can assist you.

About Jackalope Theatre

In the spring of 2008, three senior directing majors at Columbia College Chicago joined together in a class project for their Theater Management Techniques course. Their assignment was to create a fictional theatrical production company. The project went so well that they decided to make their project a reality, and that summer Jackalope Theatre Company was born. These founding members, AJ Ware, Kaiser Ahmed, and Gus Menary were soon joined by Andrew Burden Swanson. Since that time, Jackalope has evolved into a dynamic, respected arts organization.

Now in our 8th Season, we produce three full length plays and a one-act  festival of new plays every year, as well as support artistic programming of every discipline at The Frontier, our storefront home in Edgewater.

“We cultivate theatre that manifests
the adventure deeply rooted in the American mythos.”

We are highways.
We are jetstreams.
We are radio towers.
We are the dust
and the fight
and the west.
We are the spirit of expansion.

We stage productions of newly developed and established American works. We create theatrical experiences that encourage our audiences to consider what it means to be American, by telling stories that speak to our nation’s diversity of cultural backgrounds. We also seek to inspire a new generation of theatre artists through our classes and community events.

Oracle Productions is Public Access Theatre™

Oracle is devoted to making sure everyone everywhere has meaningful access to the arts. We do this by producing powerful and compelling arts programming that reflect the diverse voices of our amazing Chicago community. And admission is always free.

Since Public Access Theatre launched in 2010, Oracle has provided free performances to over 26,000 people locally and internationally, worked with over 500 artists, and collaborated with over 60 different organizations. Oracle has seen exponential growth through Public Access Theatre.