The Towle Opera House was built by Marcus M. Towle and opened its doors in 1903. Marcus M. Towle was a wealthy capitalist who became the first Mayor of Hammond. The Opera House was by far the most modern to date and the best equipped of any in the city. It was generally referred to as Hammond’s Leading Playhouse and often showcased the best attractions available in the region. In fact, they were on par with the first class theaters in Chicago.
The current Towle Theater, located in downtown Hammond at 5205 Hohman Avenue, opened in 2003, with its first full season in 2004. The Towle presents eight shows a year and you are encouraged to attend one of the great productions in its beautiful and historic facility.
Pursued by Happiness (First Show Starts: September 6-8, 2013)
A Dark Comedy
Book by Keith Huff
Pursued by Happiness is presented through special arrangement with Creative Artist Agency.
Directed by Sherry Sweeney
Are we pursuing happiness or is happiness, biologically speaking, pursuing us? In Pursued by Happiness, an unexpected meeting between two 40-something biochemists touches off a whirlwind romance. But when it’s time to meet the parents, a series of shocking revelations test the new couple’s relationship in this quirky comedy from the author of The Bird and Mr. Banks and A Steady Rain.
For more information about dates, times, and tickets visit the Towle Theater website.