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Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour was originally produced by The House Theatre of Chicago.

In September of 2010, Dennis Watkins performed his original one-man show as a special benefit performance for The House Theatre of Chicago. The showcase of powerful magic and mind-reading was such a hit that The House partnered with Watkins to produce The Magic Parlour for a limited run. Performances sold out again and again, and The Magic Parlour quickly became a weekly event.

After a thrilling 2011 New Year’s Eve performance at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel, a new relationship was forged and the show found its wonderfully intimate, ornate, and altogether inspiring home inside a private suite at Chicago’s most famous historic hotel.

The House is Chicago's premier home for intimate experiences of epic story and stagecraft. Founded by Artistic Director Nathan Allen and driven by an interdisciplinary ensemble of Chicago’s next generation of great storytellers, The House aims to become a laboratory and platform for the evolution of the American theatre as an inclusive and popular art form.

The House Theatre of Chicago is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Founded in 2001, The House continues its mission to unite Chicago in the spirit of Community through amazing feats of Storytelling.

Dennis Watkins The Magic Parlour Chicago