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Michael Shannon Returns To Chicago To Co-Host

A Benefit Screening of MAN OF STEEL

 Join Academy Award® nominated actor and A Red Orchid Theatre founding ensemble member Michael Shannon and Emmy Award® winning television contributor and Rockit Ranch CEO Billy Dec, on Saturday, June 22 for a benefit screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure MAN OF STEEL, followed by a reception at Rockit Bar & Grill. All proceeds from the event will benefit A Red Orchid Theatre.

At 2pm, guests will join Shannon and Dec for a private screening of MAN OF STEEL at the AMC Loews 600 North Michigan, with a reception at Rockit Bar & Grill (22 W Hubbard) to follow from 5pm-7pm.

The reception will include seasonal passed bites, themed Grey Goose cocktails and a Movie Star Popcorn Bar with inventive toppings. Guests will also be entered into a complimentary raffle to win a dinner for two at Rockit Bar & Grill and two tickets to an upcoming A Red Orchid Theatre production. Event sponsors include Grey Goose, Rockit Ranch Productions, Rockit Bar & Grill and Heineken.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at or by calling 312.943.8722.


About A Red Orchid Theatre:

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary in Chicago, A Red Orchid Theatre has long served as an artistic focal point in the heart of Chicago’s Old Town. Chicago Magazine named A Red Orchid Chicago’s Best Theatre Company of 2010. Over the past 20 years, its Resident Ensemble has welcomed into its fold an impressive array of award winning actors, playwrights and theatre artists. A Red Orchid is well known for its highly-acclaimed experimental and cutting edge productions. In addition to its professional season, the company also now maintains an exciting youth programming wing.


About Michael Shannon:

Michael Shannon, currently appearing as the villain General Zod in MAN OF STEEL, is a Founding Ensemble Member of A Red Orchid Theatre, currently plays the role of Agent Nelson Van Alden on HBO’s celebrated drama “Boardwalk Empire.”  Michael recently starred in The Iceman and in the award winning film Take Shelter and was nominated for an Academy Award for Revolutionary Road.   Michael originated the role of Peter in Tracy Letts’ Bug, which had its Chicago Premiere at A Red Orchid before playing off-Broadway and being adapted into a major motion picture, also starring Shannon. He has performed on numerous Chicago stages and is currently appearing in Uncle Vanya at New York’s Soho Rep. In the fall of 2012, he will perform in the Broadway production of Grace, a play written by fellow Red Orchid Ensemble Member Craig Wright.  Michael will return to A Red Orchid’s stage in the 2012-13 Season to perform in Sam Shepard’s Simpatico.




2 Responses

  1. Carrie Grafrath

    Oh my gosh this would be awesome for my daughters Golden 21st birthday to celebrate. She turns 21 on the 21st. The year she was born it was the first day of summer and Father’s day all in one!

  2. Jeannette Kravitz

    My niece from Ohio and her friend who both just graduated High School, are coming in and will be in Chicago for this! It would be amazing, since they live in a small rural town outside of Cincinnati, and I really would love to show them what special fun can be had in Chicago!! This is the first time without their parents with them as young visitors to our city. I love Chicago and would love to bring them!


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