November 24-December 30

created and performed by Mitchell Fain

with Meghan Murphy and Julie B. Nichols

Chicago's favorite holiday performer returns for a mainstage tour-de-force of his unique blend of storytelling, improvisation and cabaret.

It's Mitchell's very own Very Special Xmas Special(tm) as he pulls together a host of holiday stories from the audience, his own life and autobiographical war stories about how family, drunks, jewelry, funerals, 250 performances and the holiday spirits collide. Mitchell is joined by cabaret powerhouse Meghan Murphy and madcap pianist Julie B. Nichols in a sweet, sentimental evening of hard truths that change night to night.

Highly Recommended! A brand new, indispensable tradition, at once hilarious, tragic, moving and profane.Chicago Theater Beat
★★★★ One of the most open and honest theatrical events I've ever attendedAround the Town
Fain is a true delight! A warm, humorous and uniquely delivered show that features tremendous storytelling and wonderful musicBuzz News
RECOMMENDED! Heartwarming. A deceptively profound and poetic capsule of the complicated, beautiful relationship actors have with their craft.Chicago Reader
A precious, deeply human, holiday night of stories. Mitchell Fain is a force of nature and a sublime entertainer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDChicago Critic