Last night, Lookingglass became the fifth Chicago theater to win a regional Tony Award. Mayor Emanuel's office had this to say:
"Congratulations to the Lookingglass Theatre Company for winning the 2011 Tony Award for Excellence in Regional Theater. The Lookingglass is an important Chicago cultural institution, having produced more than 50 original works since it was founded in 1988 in a Northwestern University dormitory. From an adaptation of Studs Terkel's Race to a recent production of David Schwimmer's Trust, Lookingglass has been the standard of artistic excellence in the city.
"On behalf of all Chicagoans, I commend the Company for its success in delivering quality, original theater for all to enjoy, and extend congratulations on this well-deserved honor."