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Tenthouse Theater in the Round.

  • US
  • Corporate body
  • 1949-1965

Founded by Herb Rogers in 1948, The Tenthouse Theater in the Round was a summer drama playhouse. The Tenthouse Theater Company, featuring “all-Equity actors” was located East of Skokie Ave on Park Ave. Touted as the first professional summer theater in Chicago, the Tenthouse’s revolving stage attracted actors such as Joan Fontaine and Basil Rathbone.

The theater became a Highland Park Society center for organizational benefits and other galas. The Highland Park Rotary Club and the Women's Auxiliary of Highland Park Hospital represent two of these groups.

The theater closed after the 1965 season for financial reasons.

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