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by Out of Balanz

Next Door

by Out of Balanz (Denmark, Finland)

60 minutes

Friday, May 31st at 7pm

Saturday, June 1st at 9pm

Sunday, June 2nd at 2pm

 * On Sunday, June 2nd parents are welcome to bring their children. We will have a playroom at Stage 773 with teachers from Willow Tree Child Care, where your children can play while you enjoy the show. The performance time is 60 min.  

All performances are at Stage 773
(1225 W. Belmont Ave.)


Direction: Katrina Bugaj

Performers: Ivan Hansen, Pekka Räikkonen (FIN)

Lights: Teemu Nurmelin (FIN) Costumes: Noora Salmi (FIN) Sound: M.L. Dogg (US)

Concept: Ivan Hansen (DK), Troels Hagen Findsen (DK), Katrina Bugaj (US/DK), Marc Gassot (FIN/FR)

Production: Out of Balanz

Workshop Offering

Make 'Em Laugh 

Taught by Ivan Hansen & Katrina Bugaj

Out Of Balanz (Denmark)

Sunday June 2

10am to 1pm

Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave.)

For more information on Physical Festival workshops, click here.


Multi-award winning Danish company Out of Balanz returns to Chicago with their critically acclaimed Next Door.

‘Heartwarming’ - ★★★★★ What's on Stage


‘Soulful physical theatre’ - ★★★★ The Telegraph

‘Irresistible’ - ★★★★ The Scotsman

When Ivan Hansen’s neighbor passes away suddenly, Ivan realizes he doesn’t know anything about him. Intimate storytelling and high-octane physical theatre explore what it is that really connects us

‘Imaginative and groundbreaking… an unforgettable journey into the human psyche…’ - The Copenhagen Post

‘you would be hard-pressed to find a better-integrated or more inviting marriage of mimetic movement and narrative.’ - The Times

1st Prize & Audience Prize

Birmingham European Theatre Festival 2013  (UK)


Best Male Performers

Skena Up International Festival 2013 (Kosovo).


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