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A discussion about polygamy in modern Muslim culture gives way to an exploration of female friendship in this stirring though incomplete world premiere.
In this urgent and excellent devised piece, the Prop Thtr ensemble lays bare the personal costs of standing up to fascism.
You know The Sunken Place and The Upside Down, but this skin-crawling world premiere introduces something both new and old as time: The Inbetween.
A spooky seasonal delight returns.
An "I" for an "I" and a list for a list.
Jane Martin's 1993 play retains its disturbing realities and takes on some new ones in this production at Redtwist.
Everyone's a queen at Lips Chicago.
Theresa Rebeck's latest takes a page from two dramas: "Hamlet" and the woman who first dared to play him.
A veteran TV writer turns his attention to the presidency.
An endearing and indebted parody of iconic British parodists returns to Chicago.
A fairy tale for the modern age that has aged well, indeed.
This production of D.H. Lawrence's novel joins a recent trend of theatrical adaptations of literature that can't quite make the jump from page to stage.
Elinor Cook's story of female friendship may not be perfect but real things rarely are.
Part Go-Go's concert, part 17th century romance and part fantasmagorical fashion show, this local premiere is a love story we desperately need.
Dave Malloy's "staged concept album" is a smorgasbord of delectable melodies, familiar stories and eerie feelings.
Purportedly about a boy and a nun, Tom Dudzick's play needs more of either or less of both.
"We have no children and no relatives we trust with money, so at a certain age we were thinking about what [our] legacy is and our bequest to the future."
This new play by George Brandt broadly broaches feminist rhetoric without committing to, or really understanding, the realities of being a woman.
The unofficial "Year of Frankenstein" concludes with this world premiere adaptation that features Mary Shelley not just as author but player.
Just say "yas" to these queens.
As corporate interests collude with self-interested politicians to rid our city of any remaining strains of legitimate regional music culture, Evanston-born playwright Laura Eason shows just…
Leader of the Humboldt Park-based theater, Vega and his company are actively working to preserve their community's stories while training a new generation of theater artists.
This two-hander lays bare the bonds of siblings, forged in the fire of parental expectations.
Veteran actor Joe Foust tactfully navigates the emotional landscape of this powerful one-man show about an extraordinary boy and the town that knew him.
This heartfelt musical by Steve Martin and musician Edie Brickell is a marriage of old and new.
In its attempt to break the mold, this world premiere leaves a lot on the table.
Oscar Wilde gets a punk rock treatment in this remount of Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2016 production of Moisés Kaufman's play.
This world premiere from Dan Giles brings home the bacon of laughs but leaves audiences hungry for the meat of its subject matter.
Dominique Morisseau returns to Chicago with an urgent new play that maps the direct route from education to incarceration for America's youth of color.
Florian Zeller's award-winning 2012 play gets its moving local premiere at Remy Bumppo.
The highly anticipated citywide initiative has the potential to attract new audiences to the theater and steer regular theatergoers to new companies.