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Premieres of all varieties across stages big and small this month.
"Theater and sports have so much common. They are live events that bring groups of people together to witness conflict."
What could be more American than football, marriage and intellectual discourse? These three premieres take the temperature of the country's conscience and the state of our city's theater mak…
Packed with premieres and performances of all kinds, September shows Chicago theater at its best and brightest.
A guide to our city's most abundant theatrical season.
Nary a month goes by in our fair city without a fresh plate of premieres.
All month long Chicago is serving up hot-off-the-grill premieres featuring all your favorite fixins.
History has a history of repeating itself...
A presidential party, punks versus Putin, a real cliff hanger, and more usher in this first month of (fingers crossed) summer.
Sandra Delgado's megahit returns, bigger and better than ever.
“Ideation” meets “It’s a Wonderful Life” in this world premiere from Kenneth Lin.
At more than three hours, this world premiere at adaptation of Saul Bellow's 1953 novel is epic in length if not quite in scope.
A new play from Jiréh Breon Holder moves the needle forward on what theater is capable of.
Fighting for freedom, defending rock 'n' roll, the return of a musical hit, a formula for determining the value of life, a woman over a barrel (literally), and more premiering this month!
Still steaming from sold-out runs in London and New York, Lucy Kirkwood's new play organically and gracefully bridges a generational gap.
Just as matter expands when temperatures rise, so too does the breadth and scope of our city's theatrical offerings.
Blood, lust, and love coalesce in the poignant personification of this Midwest premiere.
Not much ado about nothing.
Ike Holter's epic saga concludes with a showdown that pits friends, neighbors and family against each other.
A rock 'n' roll comedy from the preeminent meta scribe of our time, the conclusion of an epic saga, a wild love story, and more opening this month across our city's many stages.
This breathless Midwest premiere written by Greg Keller and directed by Wardell Julius Clark is a definitive work from the ascendant theater company.
The latest from Steppenwolf's educational arm is among the most unflinching and edifying works the company has produced in recent years.
Epic titles follow ambitious work in this month's selection of theater openings.
Directed by Marti Lyons, this preciselessly abridged tale of ambition and fear embodies the radically modern possibilities of theater.
The hits keep coming: August Wilson's blues-tinged vision of Chicago in the twenties, a locally-set sequel-of-sorts from the playwright of "The Madres," and a rock musical from the company t…
Prolific playwright Ike Holter turns his incisive gaze toward the Chicago storefront theater scene in this meta dramedy at Steep Theatre.
Site-specific suffragettes, "All Our August," plays at Trader Joe's: local dramaturgs share their interests and ambitions.
A hit from Humana, the second of three world premieres from Ike Holter and the woman hidden in the history of DNA are just a few of the productions debuting in the first month of the new yea…
Hot, bothered and blue collared, these world premieres and classic mishaps will keep the dawning reality of yet another Midwest winter at bay, at least temporarily.
The first of three world premieres by Ike Holter scheduled for this season is also the thirstiest play he's ever written. And that's saying something.
A complex story of identity conjugation at First Floor Theater.