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Paradox Theatre Works & The Community House

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Paradox Theatre Works is built upon the foundation that great theatre has many faces.  The entire work of theatre can be a paradox in itself:

  • Spontaneous, yet rehearsed

  • Participatory, yet presented

  • Real, yet simulated

  • Understandable, yet obscure

  • Actors are themselves, yet they are characters

  • The audience is involved, yet it remains apart.

We strive to share, learn and produce the best theatre possible and build an atmosphere of creativity and good entertainment for our area theatregoers and theatre-creators. 

In practical terms, we operate as the adult theatre arm of the Community House in Winnetka and plan to bring various brands of theatricals to the surrounding north Chicagoland community. Operating as a professional non-equity theatre, we strive to bring the best theatre optics to our audiences, successful and fulfilling experiences to our seasoned performers and staff, and give the opportunity to learn and grow to our newer performers.  We also are  proud to provide a space for never before seen shows from playwrights from around the globe in our annual "New Works Festival". 

Paradox Theatre Works is a fully supported sub-chapter of The Community House in Winnetka, a unique nonprofit organization on Chicago’s North Shore, with all donations and proceeds going to the house's community programs providing educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for people of all ages.

The Community House Winnetka has played a special role in the north suburban community for more than a century.  They provide a value-added service with many programs including fitness, health, workshops, events, sports & entertainment. Since its opening over 100 years ago, Community House has become a vital part of the North Shore. 

Community House is a privately supported organization that does not receive tax dollars. So every dollar we bring in at Paradox Theatre Works is put to good use.


Please support our mission so we can continue to support our community!

To learn more about the Community House of Winnetka, and the rest of their amazing community programs, please visit their site directly at:

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