Welcome to the Barrow Street Theatre




12/6/14 – 3/29/15

Tuesday – Sunday @ 7:30
Saturday & Sunday @ 2:30

Every Sunday in February @ 5:30
65 mins, no intermission

a new york times critics' pick!

“Pretty much guaranteed to KEEP YOUR EYES BRIMMING!" – New York Times

A TOUCHING AND UNUSUAL new work. Quite BEAUTIFUL.” – New York Magazine

1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken’s voice, 5. Rollercoasters. In Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.

Written by Duncan MacMillan. With Jonny Donahoe. Directed by George Perrin.

While presented in a lighthearted way, this play contains themes that may not be appropriate for younger audiences.



1/23/15 – 1/26/15

Friday, January 23 @ 9:30
Saturday, January 24 @ 9:30
Sunday, January 25 @ 9:30
Monday, January 26 @ 9:00

60 mins, no intermission

Two of Chicago's most highly regarded Second City veterans, TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, are introducing New York audiences to their brand of long-form improvisation at The Barrow Street Theatre. Fans of TJ and Dave forever marvel at their technique, mental dexterity, and uncanny ability to create incredible, hour-long instant plays out of thin air (without audience suggestions).



3/9/15 – 3/29/15

Only 16 performances!
Monday @ 7:30
Friday & Saturday @ 9:30
Saturday & Sunday @ 5pm

65 mins, no intermission

"Compelling" - The Scotsman

"Full of excellent cultural observations, confident and assured, warm and hilarious." – The List

"★★★★★" - Time Out

In 2013, American-born, Irish-bred Des Bishop moved to China, became fluent in Mandarin, and followed through on his dream of performing stand-up to a Chinese audience. This adventure also led him on a search to find a girlfriend at a Beijing marriage market, to a job in a very busy restaurant, and eventually to an entertaining appearance on a TV dating show with 40 million viewers!  Made in China is a funny fantastic journey through a country (and people) we all feel we need to know better.

The openness and honesty of his presenting style combined with his restless imagination and insightful comic observations make Des Bishop a “must-see” for fans of unique, enquiring and entertaining comedy.


Barrow Street Theatre is equipped with infrared assistive listening system. Headsets and neck loops are available at our bar/coat check.