• Some of the best acting on stage I’ve seen in decades.

    Stop wondering if you should go. Just do it!

    Dale Decker
    • Dale Decker
  • Rivendell should have been around in the sixties, when women were struggling to be heard. When our plays were labeled “kitchen-sink drama.” When we formed groups of playwrights, directors, actors, believing that numbers would make an impression. When we attended conferences and pleaded our cause to be heard. When at one conference in Chicago a panel of men suggested we invite poets to write plays because “theatre needed stimulating.” When the artistic director of one Chicago theatre assured us that he did a woman’s play every year, but explained that it was always a play about a woman.


    Where was Rivendell? Its artistic Director, Tara Mallen, and the finely tuned artistic talent she is surrounded by were yet to be born…But now they are here, changing our landscape and our opportunities, not only giving us fine plays by women, but by those productions giving voice loudly and clearly to women in our changing world. Cheers to Rivendell!

    Anne V. McGravie
    • Anne V. McGravie
  • Rivendell is a neighborhood treasure. How lucky we are!

    Laurie Hasbrook
    • Laurie Hasbrook
  • I love the fact that Rivendell is essentially a Chicago neighborhood theatre that produces plays that are often so new, so provocative and charged with such a great angry spirit that you can just hear the voices of Chicago in all its varied glory.

    Joel Drake Johnson
    • Joel Drake Johnson
  • Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents powerful plays in its wonderful new space on Ridge near Senn High School. A valuable asset in our city.

    Leonard Grossman
    • Leonard Grossman
  • This little theatre is a Chicago treasure that needs to be shared with everyone. I have seen several of their plays and they never fail to pack a punch and make you not only think about life in general but sometimes examine your own life and beliefs and values. As a theatre that performs for and about women’s issues, it’s work is always worthy of notice.

    Patricia Stanczykiewicz
    • Patricia Stanczykiewicz
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  • Some of the best acting on stage I’ve seen in decades.

    Stop wondering if you should go. Just do it!

    Dale Decker
    • Dale Decker
  • Rivendell should have been around in the sixties, when women were struggling to be heard. When our plays were labeled “kitchen-sink drama.” When we formed groups of playwrights, directors, actors, believing that numbers would make an impression. When we attended conferences and pleaded our cause to be heard. When at one conference in Chicago a panel of men suggested we invite poets to write plays because “theatre needed stimulating.” When the artistic director of one Chicago theatre assured us that he did a woman’s play every year, but explained that it was always a play about a woman.


    Where was Rivendell? Its artistic Director, Tara Mallen, and the finely tuned artistic talent she is surrounded by were yet to be born…But now they are here, changing our landscape and our opportunities, not only giving us fine plays by women, but by those productions giving voice loudly and clearly to women in our changing world. Cheers to Rivendell!

    Anne V. McGravie
    • Anne V. McGravie
  • Rivendell is a neighborhood treasure. How lucky we are!

    Laurie Hasbrook
    • Laurie Hasbrook
  • I love the fact that Rivendell is essentially a Chicago neighborhood theatre that produces plays that are often so new, so provocative and charged with such a great angry spirit that you can just hear the voices of Chicago in all its varied glory.

    Joel Drake Johnson
    • Joel Drake Johnson
  • Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents powerful plays in its wonderful new space on Ridge near Senn High School. A valuable asset in our city.

    Leonard Grossman
    • Leonard Grossman
  • This little theatre is a Chicago treasure that needs to be shared with everyone. I have seen several of their plays and they never fail to pack a punch and make you not only think about life in general but sometimes examine your own life and beliefs and values. As a theatre that performs for and about women’s issues, it’s work is always worthy of notice.

    Patricia Stanczykiewicz
    • Patricia Stanczykiewicz
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Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Theatre: 5779 N. Ridge Avenue
Office: 5775 N. Ridge Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
773-334-7728

                       

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