Great Minds Think Alike!

Great Minds Think Alike

A fundraising event featuring

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre


Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Chicago Methodist Senior Services, and the Alzheimer’s Association, are getting together to give Chicago a night of fun and entertainment! Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, a local Jeff award-nominated Chicago theatre company will entertain you with improv comedy, sketches, musical numbers, and scenes from shows spanning their five years. Want to see just how well the old grey matter is working? Take part in the brain games and guessing games set up around the venue and win prizes! Or take part in our silent auction and take home theatre tickets, Cubs tickets, a bike by Porsche, or even the chance to appear onstage with Eclectic!

Learn about the services Chicago Methodist Senior Services has and pick up information from the Alzheimer’s Association while enjoying the gourmet appetizers and specially designed cocktails. In fact, you can sample a signature cocktail from each of the organizations and vote one of them the winner! Help support not only live theatre here in Chicago, but also organizations that help make life better for everyone.

Chicago Methodist Senior Services Alzheimer's Association

 You love theatre:

You love theatre and you recognize that while the general public might be focused on movies and television, live performance gives you a level of spontaneity, energy, and audience connection that other media can’t match.

Every time you purchase a ticket for an Eclectic Full Contact Theatre production or event, you’re helping to support live theatre in Chicago. But ticket sales only constitute a portion of our budget. So if you’d like to show your support even more and join our team of corporate sponsors and private donors, please consider a donation to Eclectic Full Contact Theatre. We’re a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax-deductible!


How to donate:

There are several ways to donate. Please feel free to contribute using any or all of these options:

1) Click here to make a secure, tax-deductible donation directly to Eclectic.


2) Make a donation in person: Bring a check or cash donation to an upcoming performance. The house manager will gladly accept your donation, and will take down your information if you would like a receipt for tax purposes.

3) You can allow a portion of your purchases on to be donated to Eclectic. And don’t worry–the price of your purchases will not be affected:

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre


Every little bit helps:

Here are some examples of items your donation may allow us to purchase for our next production:

$1: A screw gun bit, safety pins or a roll of invisible tape

$5: A box of screws, 2 2x4s, dry cleaning for one costume

$10: Paint brushes, blue light bulbs for use backstage, a roll of spike tape

$20: A costume, 5 safety cables for our lighting equipment

$30: A gallon of paint, a 4×8 flat

$40: Lighting gels, gobos, a specialty prop

$50: A specialty costume, basic printing

$75: Storage fees, specialty set piece

$100: Moving truck rental, actor stipend


Support our hosts:

“Support the home of Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Chicago’s oldest, continuously operating off-loop theater. A donation of any amount helps support the Athenaeum Theatre’s goal of providing affordable performance space to artists. Be a part of our second century in the second city!” Donate to the Athenaeum