From The Cookie Jar

Elsewhere Theatre Collective presents its inaugural production, “From the Cookie Jar” by Maggie Stamell, at Perkolator and Sputnik Books and Records in Portage Park!

COOKIE JAR brings the audience along for a glimpse into a night of new beginnings, revelations, and a bottle of whiskey from Szymanski’s deli, as the employees and customers of a local coffee shop scramble to unveil the new record and book store next door. Using the real-life setting of Perkolator and Sputnik, the audience will be immersed in the action, experiencing the story quite literally right next to the actors.

Terrie Carolan
Greg Fenner
Dan Haller
Julie Stevens
Hannah Williams

Director: Antonio Rodriguez
Production Manager: Betsy Bowman
Production Assistant: Elizabeth Rodenkirch

Performances run at 8 p.m. on August 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13 at Perkolator and Sputnik Books and Records at 6032 W. Irving Park Rd. Tickets are $10 (suggested donation) and reservations (payment at the door) can be made by emailing your name, phone number, and number of tickets requested to

Join ETC as we bring our new site-specific company to the city of Chicago. Our mission is to engage with the many unique communities across the city in theatrical performances that reflect the diversity and scope of Chicago.

Our only rule? No stages allowed.