Bailiwick Chicago Theater

4200 W. Diversey, 2nd Floor
773-969-6201

Mission:

Bailiwick Chicago is a non-profit professional company with a mission to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals, and develop new work, while sharing a powerful and authentic theatrical experience. We celebrate and engage our community through diverse programming, artistic partnerships and outreach opportunities.

About Us:

Bailiwick Chicago is a theatre company that was formed by a group of dedicated actors, directors, and production professionals after Bailiwick Repertory Theater closed its doors in September 2009. This group, which we call the “Collective”, is the artistic ensemble responsible for the artistic mission and vision of the company.  In its first 2 seasons, Bailiwick Chicago garnered 28 award nominations and received critical acclaim for its innovative Chicago productions. We invite you to join us in our tradition of producing quality productions and, with your help, take it all to the next level.

Our Core Values:

We choose to produce projects that inspire and compel us as a group, balanced with the interests and desires of our patrons, with a special emphasis on Chicago premieres.

We focus our efforts on the telling of the story above spectacle. While large budgets are great, ingenuity and resourcefulness are even better.

We actively seek opportunities to workshop, develop and produce new works by new playwrights and composers, particularly local Chicagoans and younger artists.

We build partnerships with arts organizations and nonprofit groups to create cultural bridges and expand our audience network.

We embrace this era of multimedia and online distribution, seeking to incorporate aspects of it in operations, productions, marketing, communications, and fundraising.

We create specific experiences for our patrons and audiences, from the moment they hear about the show through when they leave the theater.

We remain affordable and accessible to our audiences.

We create and maintain good relationships with artists by providing a safe, nurturing, and artistically creative environment for all to grow.

We manage our operations with fiscal and social responsibility.

Bailiwick Chicago is in no way affiliated with Bailiwick Repertory Theater, which is now dissolved. Bailiwick Chicago is a newly formed corporation with not-for-profit 501(c)(3) status.


Upcoming Events at Bailiwick Chicago Theater

The Band's Visit

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 2:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 6:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Band's Visit

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Band's Visit

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Band's Visit

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Band's Visit

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Band's Visit

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Band's Visit

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 3:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Band's Visit

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 8:00pm
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Chicago, IL
Read More »

Oslo

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 8:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
Read More »

The Color Purple

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Read More »

The Band's Visit

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 2:00pm
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 2:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 6:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 3:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 8:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 2:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 6:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 3:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 8:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 2:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 6:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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Oslo

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 3:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 at 6:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
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The Color Purple

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Oslo

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
Read More »

Oslo

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
Read More »

The Color Purple

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Read More »

Oslo

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
Read More »

The Color Purple

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Read More »

Oslo

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
Read More »

The Color Purple

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Read More »

Oslo

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
Read More »

The Color Purple

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 3:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Read More »

Oslo

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
Read More »

The Color Purple

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Read More »

Oslo

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 2:00pm
Broadway Playhouse
Chicago, IL
Read More »

The Color Purple

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 2:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Read More »

The Color Purple

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 6:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Read More »

The Color Purple

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 at 3:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 at 2:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Read More »

The Color Purple

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 at 6:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 1:30pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 3:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 8:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 at 2:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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The Color Purple

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 at 6:00pm
Drury Lane Theater
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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Recent News

Performance - Dessa Rose

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen FlahertyDirected by Artistic Director Lili-Anne BrownMusic Direction by Collective Member James MoreheadFeaturing Jayson “JC” Brooks (of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound)Dessa Rose is a stirring…

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