DEFIANT THEATRE Dracula (1998)

The 2004 Season

The freaks of Defiant Theatre are at it again with their 11TH SEASON.

After last year's spectacular 10th Anniversary bash, we're getting rowdy this year with a highly anticipated return, a swashbuckling original production, and a decadent classic. All three shows promise to bring the blood... the excitement... the DEFIANT.

Don't miss out on what promises to be our most over-the-top, action-packed, gore-soaked, riot-inducing, balls-to-the-wall season yet.


Action Movie: The PlayAction Movie: The Play

Written and directed by Joe Foust and Richard Ragsdale
April 18 – June 13
At the Chopin Theater
1543 W. Division | Chicago

Yes it's the return of Defiant's original action-packed extravaganza. It's been far too long since we all had a little Action Movie in our lives, and we're ready to correct that problem. Kung fu, car chases, alligator wrestling – it's all here, all live, all Action baby. You can't miss this.


The PyratesThe Pyrates

Based upon the novel by
George MacDonald Fraser
Adapted by Justin Fletcher and Richard Ragsdale
Directed by Justin Fletcher

June 27 – August 21
At the Chopin Theater
1543 W. Division | Chicago

Burly buccaneers! Saucy wenches! Buried treasure! Writhing octopuses (octopi?)! Look'ee, camarado...this world premiere adaptation is everything you could want in a pirate movie, but we do it onstage before yer very eyes! An' we need no Johnny Depp, wi' a curse!


A Clockwork OrangeA Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess
adapted from his novel
directed by Christopher Johnson

September 9 – October 16
At Gallery 37's Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph | Chicago

Grab a friend, head over to your local milk-bar, then come see Defiant take on this classic tale of decadent hoodlums, gruesome murder, ultra ultra-violence and a little of the old in-out-in-out, all downtown in the lovely Loop theater district.


Praise for Defiant

"The best experimental theater in Chicago"
"Evoking a mixed feeling of terror and perverse delight is something Defiant has come to specialize in"
—Chicago Magazine

"The most entertaining and risk-taking company in the area"
—Copley News Service

"Defiant has built its reputation on excess and outrage"
"A spectacular jolt of Chicago off-loop energy"
—Chicago Tribune

"They quicken the audience's blood and rattle the senses"
—Chicago Sun-Times

"Defiant Theatre lives up to its name"
—Daily Herald

"Wildly toxic and in-your-face"
—Gay Chicago

"As wild a ride as any rollercoaster"
—Windy City Times

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