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"Mies Julie": Passion-Filled Drama

at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, Chicago
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Acclaimed director/playwright Yaël Farber has taken August Strindberg's naturalistic classic "Miss Julie" and transformed it into "Mies Julie", a tale set in the humid kitchen of a remote South Afric... [more+]

Acclaimed director/playwright Yaël Farber has taken August Strindberg's naturalistic classic "Miss Julie" and transformed it into "Mies Julie", a tale set in the humid kitchen of a remote South African estate 18 years after the end of apartheid. Dynamics shift sharply -- and attractions ignite -- when a black farm laborer, his "master's" daughter and the woman who's raised them both come together on one feverish night. Fueled by strongly-felt passion and generation-deep resentment, their encounter spirals into violence. After hit productions in New York, London and elsewhere, "Mies Julie" arrives in Chicago at the Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater. [less-]

Julia Sweeney: "Older and Wider"

at The Second City E.T.C., Chicago
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"SNL" alum Julia Sweeney takes over The Second City E.T.C. Stage with this brand new one-woman show in a limited run engagement. It's part stand-up, part storytelling and totally relatable as Sweeney ... [more+]

"SNL" alum Julia Sweeney takes over The Second City E.T.C. Stage with this brand new one-woman show in a limited run engagement. It's part stand-up, part storytelling and totally relatable as Sweeney hilariously takes on parenting, religion, cancer, feminism and even her iconic characters' place in the modern landscape of 2018. This Renaissance woman's been entertaining audiences since her days with "SNL" in the '90s, having made her mark on the show thanks to the recurring "It's Pat!" series. It'll definitely be an evening of laughter with one of comedy's most indelible, indestructible voices. [less-]

Stirring Drama "The Madres" Focuses on the Disappearances in Argentina's "Dirty War"

at Richard Christiansen Theater, Chicago
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It's 1979 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the so-called "Dirty War" -- waged by the military Junta against its own people -- is in full-swing. People are disappearing right off the street, and Carolin... [more+]

It's 1979 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the so-called "Dirty War" -- waged by the military Junta against its own people -- is in full-swing. People are disappearing right off the street, and Carolina and her mother Josefina are searching for "Caro's" pregnant daughter Belén, who has been missing for twelve weeks. "The Madres" is set in the middle of the military's reign of terror, during which an estimated 30,000 Argentines disappeared and were never heard from again. Las Madres, also known as the Mothers of the Disappeared or Madres de los Desaparecidos, are a group of brave women who demanded the truth about the whereabouts of their missing children, grandchildren and even three of the original founding members of Las Madres. They began marching every Thursday in 1977 and continue marching today. Award-winning Latin film, TV and stage star Ivonne Coll, who plays matriarch Alba Villanueva on "Jane The Virgin", leads the cast of Victory Garden Theater's spring world premiere, "The Madres", at Chicago's Richard Christiansen Theater. [less-]

Acclaimed, Profoundly Moving Play "The Laramie Project"

at The Factory Theater, Chicago
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When Matthew Shepard's life was taken in 1998, the residents of Laramie reacted to the anti-gay hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment and sorrow. Their reactions were recorde... [more+]

When Matthew Shepard's life was taken in 1998, the residents of Laramie reacted to the anti-gay hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment and sorrow. Their reactions were recorded by Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project, and masterfully spun into a piece of theater as important today as it is relevant. "The Laramie Project" portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew's death had on the small town of Laramie, Wyoming, while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence. Join the Aleatoric Theatre Company for their production of the profoundly affecting "The Laramie Project", at he Factory Theater in Chicago. [less-]

"Girl Found"

at The Edge Theater, Chicago
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Who are you if you can't remember your past? A 17-year-old girl who mysteriously went missing four years ago resurfaces in a youth shelter in Canada -- with no memory of where she's been. Soon she rec... [more+]

Who are you if you can't remember your past? A 17-year-old girl who mysteriously went missing four years ago resurfaces in a youth shelter in Canada -- with no memory of where she's been. Soon she recalls a name, Sophie Sobin, and a life she wants back. Her aunt Ellie and troubled mother Eva welcome her home, but Sophie has a hard time remembering things. Sophie revives her damaged family, but chaotic past events bubble beneath the surface. Inspired by real events, "Girl Found" explores how perceptions can be distorted in the desperate, primal pursuit of love. Catch this world premiere at The Edge Theater in Chicago. [less-]

An Epic Journey in "Father Comes Home From the Wars"

at Goodman Theatre - The Owen, Chicago
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The Greeks may have set the template for epics, but American history has epics of its own. "Father Comes Home From the Wars", like the Greek tragedies that inspired it, is the story of a warrior setti... [more+]

The Greeks may have set the template for epics, but American history has epics of its own. "Father Comes Home From the Wars", like the Greek tragedies that inspired it, is the story of a warrior setting out for battle and then making the long journey home. Set in the Civil War, this explosively powerful new trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks ("Topdog/Underdog") at Chicago's Goodman Theatre follows the slave, Hero, who agrees to fight for the Confederacy in exchange for his freedom, traveling from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield and back home again. Described as Parks' "finest work yet" by "The New York Times", the "Father Comes Home From the Wars" trilogy -- which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist -- is a masterful blend of the serious and the comic that is at once an epic drama, a moving personal story and a thoughtful meditation on liberty and loyalty. [less-]

"Avenue Q": The Tony-Winning Naughty Puppet Musical

at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Arlington Heights
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Loaded with humor and hummable tunes, "Avenue Q" is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, "Avenue Q" scored the "Triple Crown" ... [more+]

Loaded with humor and hummable tunes, "Avenue Q" is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, "Avenue Q" scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life. Prepare for outstanding music and outrageous laughs when "Avenue Q" comes to the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in the Chicago area. [less-]

Sondheim's Tony-Winning Musical Comedy

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
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From the writers of "Sweeney Todd" comes this hilarious story of romantic attachments, detachments and mismatching. The winner of four Tony Awards, "A Little Night Music" explores the tangled web of a... [more+]

From the writers of "Sweeney Todd" comes this hilarious story of romantic attachments, detachments and mismatching. The winner of four Tony Awards, "A Little Night Music" explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desiree Armfeldt and the men who love her. Featuring the classic, Grammy Award-winning song "Send in the Clowns" and a beautiful, lush score, "A Little Night Music" is a story of love, nostalgia, regret and the magic of music on a summer's night. Watch the twisting, turning romantic involvements go awry when this musical waltzes into Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center. [less-]

All Hell Breaks Loose in "Flies! The Musical!"

at Pride Arts Center: Broadway Stage, Chicago
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When the students of Lovely Valley Performing Arts Magnet High School's drama department produce a teacher-written, musical production of "Lord of the Flies" (but they can't use the title), all hell b... [more+]

When the students of Lovely Valley Performing Arts Magnet High School's drama department produce a teacher-written, musical production of "Lord of the Flies" (but they can't use the title), all hell breaks loose. The kids, left behind at a "research" retreat in an abandoned forest preserve, gradually turn savage in a couple of unsupervised hours, and the plot points of the novel begin to come true one by one -- in song. Enjoy "Flies! The Musical!" at Pride Arts Center's Broadway Stage in Chicago. [less-]

"Love, Loss and What I Wore" by Nora Ephron

at Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
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From the writer of "Sleepless in Seattle" comes an intimate collection of stories about women and their lives. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, "Love, Loss and What I Wore" is a play ... [more+]

From the writer of "Sleepless in Seattle" comes an intimate collection of stories about women and their lives. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, "Love, Loss and What I Wore" is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects --mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Slip into this bittersweet comedy at Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater. [less-]

"She the People": All-Female Comedy Revue

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
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The women of Second City bet you 72 cents on the dollar you'll fall head over heels for "She the People". A lineup of Chicago comedians come together at UP Comedy Club each Sunday to deliver this hila... [more+]

The women of Second City bet you 72 cents on the dollar you'll fall head over heels for "She the People". A lineup of Chicago comedians come together at UP Comedy Club each Sunday to deliver this hilarious "Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing it for Themselves". This mimosa-and-madness-fueled feminist foray takes on everything from having it all to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send your sex back to the Middle Ages. Join them as they dismantle the patriarchy and tackle insanely relevant topics in today's society, all with sharp wit and even sharper tongues. [less-]

"Damascus": A Taut New Thriller

at Strawdog Theatre, Chicago
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Hassan is a Somali-American airport shuttle driver in Minneapolis, struggling to make ends meet as more and more of his customers switch to Uber and Lyft. So when a stranded teenager at the airport pa... [more+]

Hassan is a Somali-American airport shuttle driver in Minneapolis, struggling to make ends meet as more and more of his customers switch to Uber and Lyft. So when a stranded teenager at the airport pays Hassan to take him to Chicago, it seems like it's worth the risk. Until it isn't. "Damascus" is a claustrophobic thriller about privilege, paranoia, and the assumptions we make about one another. See this new work, written by Bennett Fisher, at Strawdog Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

"Grace" Explores Faith & Destiny

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two, Chicago
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With nothing more than a little start-up cash and a lot of faith, Steve and Sarah pick up from their Minnesota home to start a new life in sunny Florida, opening a chain of evangelically themed motels... [more+]

With nothing more than a little start-up cash and a lot of faith, Steve and Sarah pick up from their Minnesota home to start a new life in sunny Florida, opening a chain of evangelically themed motels to spread the good Word while reaping some divine financial benefits. Meanwhile, their new neighbor Sam is in an existential quandary of his own: recently widowed and badly injured, he's faithless, bitter and hardly in the mood for new friends, sent by God or otherwise. As their lives become entwined, and their destinies made clear, all three will come to question their own beliefs and fears. Craig Wright's "Grace" can be enjoyed at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two. [less-]

"4,000 Miles": A Journey of Two Lifetimes

at Steel Beam Theatre, St. Charles
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A Pulitzer Prize finalist for 2012, Amy Herzog's play "4000 Miles" is a funny, moving look at two outsiders who must find their way towards each other in a complicated world. A young man suffers a maj... [more+]

A Pulitzer Prize finalist for 2012, Amy Herzog's play "4000 Miles" is a funny, moving look at two outsiders who must find their way towards each other in a complicated world. A young man suffers a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip. Unsure where to turn, he makes his way to the apartment of his feisty 91-year-old grandmother. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates cross a terrain that bewilders and infuriates as they try to reach each other. See it at Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. [less-]

Big, Brash Comedian Russ Williamson Headlines Chicago Improv

at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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Bold and brash yet endearingly self-deprecating, New-Jersey-to-Chicago transplant Russ Williamson has performed stand-up comedy with the likes of Jim Breuer and Tracy Morgan, and appeared on shows suc... [more+]

Bold and brash yet endearingly self-deprecating, New-Jersey-to-Chicago transplant Russ Williamson has performed stand-up comedy with the likes of Jim Breuer and Tracy Morgan, and appeared on shows such as Starz' "Boss" and NBC's "Chicago Fire". He even managed to find his way onto Steven Soderbergh's taught medical thriller "Contagion". Influenced by the likes of Sam Kinison and Andrew Dice Clay, Williamson commands the mic onstage, slaying the crowd with jokes about everything from singing at state fairs to the daily routine of life as a plus-sized man. [less-]

Family Show: "The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles"

at Filament Theatre, Chicago
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Friends of all ages are invited to a beachside party to experience the heartfelt whimsy and captivating wonder of "The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles", based on the award-winning book by Michelle Cuevas an... [more+]

Friends of all ages are invited to a beachside party to experience the heartfelt whimsy and captivating wonder of "The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles", based on the award-winning book by Michelle Cuevas and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. Once again, Filament Theatre has created an environment where kiddos and their adults can play together as they enter a world full of all the warmth and surprise of a message in a bottle. Audiences are encouraged to stay for up to 45 minutes after the performance to continue playing and exploring the themes of the show. [less-]

Raw One-Woman Show "Hollow/Wave"

at Pierce Hall, Chicago
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Anu Bhatt combines the personal with the poetic in her new one-woman show about depression, body image and confronting sexual abuse. Seeking to balance and embrace two identities, Bhatt explores her S... [more+]

Anu Bhatt combines the personal with the poetic in her new one-woman show about depression, body image and confronting sexual abuse. Seeking to balance and embrace two identities, Bhatt explores her South Asian-American background with courage and insightful humor. A mix of raw memories, lyricism and tough truths, "Hollow/Wave" is a daring dance for empowerment through a sea of imperfection. [less-]

Hilarious Musicals & More Created On the Spot

at The Playground Theater, Chicago
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Nite Brunch makes up a fresh comic musical on the spot every week. The hilarious and talented performers at The Playground Theater have played everything from trapeze artists to garden gnomes, all ins... [more+]

Nite Brunch makes up a fresh comic musical on the spot every week. The hilarious and talented performers at The Playground Theater have played everything from trapeze artists to garden gnomes, all inspired by an audience suggestion. And each show has a new selection of opening acts -- dancers, musicians, comedians -- so you're guaranteed to see something new and cool at this fun 'n' friendly show. [less-]

Dinner Goes Horribly Wrong in "Future Echoes"

at The Den Theatre - Main Stage, Chicago
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WildClaw, Chicago's premiere horror theater, begins its 10th year with a dinner party as a group of college friends reunite to reminisce about old times ... only to find that time is no longer on thei... [more+]

WildClaw, Chicago's premiere horror theater, begins its 10th year with a dinner party as a group of college friends reunite to reminisce about old times ... only to find that time is no longer on their side. Find out where the suspense leads when new play "Future Echoes" comes to The Den Theatre - Main Stage. [less-]

"Late Nite Catechism": The Interactive Comedy Hit

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up rout... [more+]

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up routine. Dressed in her head-to-toe habit, Sister will command the stage at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, taking you back to the days of Latin Mass and meatless Fridays when discipline meant a smack of the old ruler across the knuckles. You heard right, this interactive comedy turns the audience into Sister's class as she rewards you, the "students," for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage, sitting in a corner while reflecting upon their naughty actions. [less-]