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Chicago Theatre Week

February 11 – 21, 2016
$15 or $30 Tickets (or less!)
Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of Chicago’s world-class theatre scene. Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week is returning for its fourth year and will take place February 11-21, 2016. Visitors and residents will again have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 productions and sample the extraordinary range of theatrical offerings in Chicago.

At these special prices, tickets will go fast! You will find the list of participating shows and offer details below. For inventory updates and new show announcements, follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter.

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Theatre Week Events  for the week of 2/13 to 2/19

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Wirtz Center at Northwestern University
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-7282

Theatre Week - Musical
2/13/2016
Rome is flipped upside down when a quick-thinking slave named Pseudolus attempts to win freedom in a matchmaking scheme that sparks a vaudevillian romp of Grecian slaves, soldiers, and whores! Turning the ancient comedies of Plautus into a farce for the ages, House Theatre Company Member and Northwestern Theatre ... Read More

Rasaka Theatre Company
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
The Midwest Premiere of the Romantic Comedy A Widow of No Importance by playwright Shane Sakhrani. Deepa, a devout Hindu woman living in Mumbai India, has been a widow for two years. Her only desire now is to see her daughter Tara married so that she can die in peace. ... Read More

UrbanTheater Company
Batey Urbano
2620 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
312767UTC1

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
In this searing, magical-realist, coming-of-age drama from Academy Award-nominee and two-time Obie Award-winner José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries; References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot; Marisol), a rebellious New Jersey teenager encounters family secrets, political turmoil, an alluring ghost, a haunted bed and a love triangle of her own ... Read More

pH Productions
The pH Comedy Theater
1515 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Theatre Week - Children's
2/13/2016
Kids are amazing! Books are amazing! We've decided to combine both! Join us at the Adventure Library, where kids vote on their favorite book, and then with their help we slowly start re-writing the story using imagination and a whole lot of laughter. We also encourage the kids to ... Read More

Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601
312-443-3800

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
Another Word for Beauty contains adult language and references to sexuality and violence. It is recommended for audiences 14+. A stirring new music-filled work by Academy Award nominee José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Grammy winner Héctor Buitrago. Each year the female inmates at a Bogotá, Colombia prison compete ... Read More

Piven Theatre Workshop
Piven Theatre Workshop
927 Noyes St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-866-8049

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
Since its founding, Piven Theatre Workshop has used improvisational play to encourage connection, creativity, and community engagement. Join us for our second annual month-long improvisation series, featuring youth students and adults in the community, PIE (the Piven Improv Ensemble), and invited community ensembles. Celebrate our ability as people to ... Read More

Three Brothers Theatre
Three Brothers Theatre
115 N Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
224-419-4325

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
The darling elderly Brewster sisters have a wonderful hobby: they help lonely old men into the afterlife by poisoning their wine. When their nephew Mortimer finds one of those old men in the window seat the fun really begins. Watch Mortimer negotiate his murderous aunts. Teddy, his brother who ... Read More

Chicago Dramatists
Chicago Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
312-633-0630

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
It’s the early 90s in Chicago, and 24-year-old Jimmy has a terrible time making friends. Despite his uncommonly good looks, casual banter in bars comes screeching to a halt when he begins to rattle off facts about ­­­­­­­­­­­­­nanotechnology or dark matter, topics about which he is deeply obsessed…due to ... Read More

Nuns4Fun Entertainment
Royal George Theatre
1641 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
312-988-9000

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
From Vicki Quade, the co-creator of the popular comedy Late Nite Catechism, comes the interactive comedy, Bible Bingo. The Archdiocese's new bingo fundraising department needs to raise money for the parish. That's where you come in: Get ready to hit Chicago's Royal George Theatre to play bingo for a ... Read More

Tympanic Theatre Company
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-935-6875

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
It's a Sunday morning in a sunny, suburban kitchen. Barb is making breakfast for her husband, Walt. Their children, Jack and Jill, are busy writing a play. When Barb and Walt disagree over a seemingly innocuous piece of blueberry toast, the veneer of their polished existence begins to crack ... Read More

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in association with Waltzing Mechanics
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
5779 N. Ridge Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
A one-woman show sourced from worldwide interviews that actor/writer Danielle Pinnock collected over the last several years, Body/Courage explores what it means to grow up in an unpopular body, how disability impacts self-image, and how the mirror does not reflect our inner truth. What began as a project about ... Read More

The Joffrey Ballet
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605
800-982-2787

Theatre Week - Musical
2/13/2016
Forgotten Land Choreography: Jiří Kylián Music: Benjamin Britten Stirring and beautiful, Forgotten Land was inspired by a painting of women on a beach by the Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch. The sea, with its giant waves, is a metaphor for constant motion; for erosion and renewal. World Premiere Chorographer: Ashley ... Read More

American Theater Company
American Theater Company
1909 W. Byron St.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-409-4125

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
World Premiere written by Dan LeFranc directed by Joanie Schultz Suburbia. Today. In the glow of florescent streetlights, two estranged siblings meet in the driveway of their childhood home and begin the conversation of a lifetime. From the writer of ATC’s blockbuster play, The Big Meal, comes this poetic ... Read More

Drury Lane Theatre
Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Ln.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
630-530-0111

Theatre Week - Musical
2/13/2016
Directed and choreographed by Tammy Mader It's the late 1950's and teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for the handsome rock star, Conrad Birdie. Meanwhile, his manager Albert is going innto debt and is banking on Conrad's success. Disaster strikes when Conrad receives a draft notice ... Read More

The New Colony and Definition Theatre Company
The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
*Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information. Follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter or #CTW16 for inventory updates.* Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They are broke. They are loud. They are “proud ... Read More

Loyola's Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Kathleen Mullady Memorial Theatre
1125 W. Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
773-508-8400

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
This concert reflects on our cultural evolution; works springing from seeds of the past create the present. From the August Bournonville’s flamenco-inspired trio La Lentana to Isadora Duncan’s passionate protest against the suffering of war, these dances examine the role of classical art in contemporary society. See below for ... Read More

Victory Gardens Theater
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
Attorney Taylor and her journalist girlfriend Izzie live a comfortable life in Andersonville. Their apartment, relationship and strong anti-gun beliefs are shattered when Taylor’s troubled brother Frank crashes, uninvited, into their lives. As secrets and betrayals rise to the surface, the line between self-defense and safety is blurred. Cocked, ... Read More

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
312-294-3000

Theatre Week - Children's
2/13/2016
Do dreams influence reality? Felix Mendelssohn takes us into the magical woods where a group of fairies hilariously fumble in their attempts to manipulate the lives of ordinary people. This program celebrates the legacy of William Shakespeare whose comedic masterpiece A Midsummer Night's Dream inspired Mendelssohn's brilliant music. See ... Read More

Dance Chicago 2015
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-935-6875

Theatre Week - Musical
2/13/2016
These dances range from warm to hot, conveying the romance and high emotion of Valentine's Day. See below for how to buy CTW tickets to this show. To view other CTW offers, click here.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Chicago, IL 60606

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
by Richard Strauss | In German with projected English titles It's exactly what you want a Strauss opera to be — deliciously extravagant! Can the elegantly alluring Marschallin find lasting happiness with her lover Octavian, who's half her age? Does the hot-blooded Baron really think his exalted position guarantees that young ... Read More

Citadel Theatre
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847-735-8554

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
Rita, a married hair stylist in her 20s, wants to go back to school. She begins studying with Dr. Bryant, a professor using alcohol to cope with his divorce. Despite his personal problems, Dr. Bryant helps Rita realize her academic potential. In turn, her passion for learning revitalizes his ... Read More

Waltzing Mechanics
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
Celebrating its fifth smash year, EL Stories stages the real life experiences of CTA commuters adapted verbatim from hundreds of first-person interviews. See below for how to buy CTW tickets for this show. To view other CTW offers, click here.

Halcyon Theatre
Halcyon Theatre
3255 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
A play about a mother and daughter. Also featuring: helpful tips on what to do if you get knocked up by the lord of the underworld and it turns out he’s a little meh about the whole thing. Also about having Bette Davis as your imaginary best friend, a ... Read More

Porchlight Music Theatre
Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-5252

Theatre Week - Musical
2/13/2016
Porchlight presents the critically acclaimed new musical based on the 2002 film hit starring Julianne Moore. In 1957 suburban Connecticut, Cathy Whitaker seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother. But boiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel, with incendiary consequences. Featuring ... Read More

Strangeloop Theatre
Vagabond School of The Arts
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. #504
Chicago, IL 60613

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
Strangeloop's popular gala affair returns for its sixth year, revamped and refilled with love — just in time for Valentine’s Day. Last year, French With Me featured short original works by up-and-coming playwrights and showcased the amazing talents of Chicago storefront actors and directors. This year will be even ... Read More

The Ruckus
Berry United Methodist Church
4754 N. Leavitt St.
Chicago, IL 60625

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
BY DAN CAFFREY DIRECTED BY DEREK VAN BARHAM They go to their graves like beds...or they don’t. Spurred by a simple question—what if Romeo and Juliet really faked their deaths?—The Ruckus falls down a rabbit hole that looks an awful lot like The Globe Theatre, sending two star-crossed lovers ... Read More

BoHo Theatre
Heartland Studio
7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

Theatre Week - Musical
2/13/2016
Fugitive Songs is an innovative song cycle focusing on everyday people on the run: a disgruntled Subway sandwich employee, a jilted ex-cheerleader, a pair of Patty Hearst fanatics, a stoner forced to rob a convenience store against his will, and many others. The writing team of Miller and Tysen ... Read More

pH Productions
The pH Comedy Theater
1515 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
An all star cast of pH performers take on your favorite games and turn them into hilarious improv shows. Watch as we take on games like Clue, Battleship, Dungeons & Dragons and even Oregon Trail! You'll love how we've twisted the rules of your favorite games so that you ... Read More

The Theatre School at DePaul University
Fullerton Stage
2350 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-325-7900

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
by Jenny Schwartz directed by Andrew Peters A child dies and a family shatters. Two parents grapple with the language of loss as they fight to pull their family back together. The couple navigates their new reality using dark humor, disjointed poetry, and rampant clichés​—​with the occasional visit from ... Read More

Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre
23 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
630-896-6666

Theatre Week - Musical
2/13/2016
*Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information. Follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter or #CTW16 for inventory updates.* Tracy Turnblad is a plus-size teen with plus-size hair, and she has one big plus-size dream – to dance ... Read More

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-942-4000

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
The BEST date night show in town returns to the MAC due to popular demand to celebrate Valentine's Day. Chicago's favorite comedy group brings this special relationship revue that makes mirth out of missed connections and all the crazy things we do for love. Every ticket also includes chocolates ... Read More

Strawdog Theatre Company
Strawdog Theatre Company - Mainstage
3829 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-528-9696

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
A gripping and poetic new work from the author of Victory Gardens' acclaimed production Samsara. Fiona must sort through what's left of her life and sanity when her son mysteriously vanishes. The director of The House Theatre's hit Season on the Line makes her Strawdog debut. See below for ... Read More

First Folio Theatre
Mayslake Hall
1717 31st St.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-986-8067

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
On board a yacht anchored in Monte Carlo, the feather-brained Bertie Wooster finds himself once more in the soup, caught between the romantic intentions of both the mischievous Lady Stella and the stern Miss Minerva. Throw in twin brothers Percy and Alfred Crumpworth, and you have a predicament that ... Read More

Nuns4Fun Entertainment
Royal George Theatre
1641 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-988-9000

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
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 ... Read More

About Face Theatre
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
In Philip Dawkins' world-premiere romantic comedy, Le Switch, marriage equality finally reaches the U.S., and commitment-shy David finds himself unsure how to react to the nation's honeymoon phase. When his best friend's bachelor party takes him to Montreal, he is unexpectedly swept off his feet by a beautiful, young ... Read More

American Blues Theater
American Blues Theater
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
Before Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Emmy-Award winning writer James Still* wrote the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the grandson of a freed salve, who was forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Fields accepted the job at the White House and served ... Read More

Apollo Theater Chicago
2540 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL, IL 60614
773-935-6100

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
The newly designed and renovated Apollo Theater Chicago is excited to present a special limited engagement of Marc Salem’s Mind Over Chicago, the latest show in Marc Salem’s Mind Over… series, created with tasty local flavor specifically for the Windy City. Amazing and amusing, Marc’s theatrical creations have been ... Read More

Broadway In Chicago
Broadway Playhouse
175 E. Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60611
800-775-2000

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series ... Read More

Northlight Theatre
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847-673-6300

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
By Terrence McNally Nearly 20 years after her son's death, Katharine pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of his former partner, who is now married to another man and has a young child. Confronted with the life her son might have led, Katharine is challenged to ... Read More

Clockwise Theatre
Clockwise Theatre
221 N. Geneseee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
Chicago actor Tim Newell plays 20th century comedy icon Jack Benny in a one man show in two acts. Set entirely in Jack Benny's CBS Studios Hollywood star dressing room, Act One is October 28, 1950, the night Jack Benny debuted on CBS with his first nationally televised special, ... Read More

Genesis Theatrical Productions in association with Redtwist Theatre
Redtwist Theatre
1044 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
In Auschwitz, 1942, Jewish prisoners took it upon themselves at grave personal risk to perform comedy. This is their story, as one group struggles to perform a farce based on the first great anti-Semitic tragedy of the 20th century: the infamous Dreyfus Affair. As the play goes on, and ... Read More

pH Productions
The pH Comedy Theater
1515 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
Family dynamics get thrown in the blender and whipped up in delicious melodies, in this completely improvised musical. You help create the characters, the plot and you even tell them how the songs are going to sound. Live music, dancing and laughing – now that’s a night out. See ... Read More

Filament Theatre
Filament Theatre
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Theatre Week - Children's
2/13/2016
Filament brings its immersive multi-generational theatrical eye to this childhood favorite! Children of all ages will be delighted and filled with joy by this expansive, freewheeling, folk musical adaptation of the beloved story. See below for how to buy CTW tickets to this show. To view other CTW offers, click ... Read More

The Neo-Futurists
The Neo-Futurarium
5153 North Ashland
Chicago, IL 60640

Theatre Week - Musical
2/13/2016
Pop Waits is an athletic, participatory, clown provocation to write a song. Partners and performers Malic White and Molly Brennan both struggle with depression and rely on music to yank themselves out of despair. With the help of a live band and the audience (that’s YOU), White and Brennan ... Read More

Steep Theatre Company
Steep Theatre
1115 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773-649-3186

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
*Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information. Follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter or #CTW16 for inventory updates.* The Oxbridge dining club is filled with Britain’s brightest, best and most moneyed young men. When their elitist position ... Read More

The Theatre School at DePaul University
DePaul
60 E. Balbo Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
312-922-1999

Theatre Week - Children's
2/13/2016
based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest adapted and directed by Damon Kiely Wizard Prospero wields crashing sea-storms, airy spirits, savage ghost hounds, and terrifying creatures to exact revenge on his enemies—trapping them on his magical island. Will he learn mercy from his teenage daughter, or sink everyone into the ... Read More

Court Theatre
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
773-753-4472

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
The story: The greatest trumpet player in the world has just finished a set in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. It’s 1971, and Louis Armstrong is at the end of his incredibly successful career. After retiring backstage, he begins to reminisce about his ... Read More

Chicago Children's Theatre presents Gale LaJoye
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Theatre Week - Children's
2/13/2016
After a successful run at Children’s Theatre of Minneapolis, Gale LaJoye brings his unique and inspiring story Snowflake to Chicago Children’s Theatre. As Snowflake Lajoye stages a tale of a kindhearted soul who, with little more than imagination and hope, breathes life into what others regard as useless, transforming ... Read More

Lifeline Theatre
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
773-761-4477

Theatre Week - Children's
2/13/2016
Libby desperately wants a pet, but her mother says she can only have one that doesn’t need to be walked, bathed, or fed. So she orders a sloth and names him Sparky. It’s love at first sight… even if Sparky doesn’t know how to fetch and always loses at ... Read More

TimeLine Theatre Company
TimeLine Theatre Company
615 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
7732818463x6

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
The personal and the political collide in this powerful and timely drama — already a hit in New York and London — from one of the country’s most exciting playwrights (“[she] knows the code for getting under our skins” raves The New York Times). A tough, independent woman in ... Read More

Williams Street Repertory
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212

Theatre Week - Musical
2/13/2016
Based on the life of Rosemary Clooney by Janet Yates & Mark Friedman America’s favorite girl singer comes home in this exhilarating and inspiring musical biography. Rosemary Clooney’s journey starts with her Cincinnati childhood and rise to Hollywood stardom and continues beyond battles with depression to a triumphant comeback. ... Read More

First Floor Theater
Collaboraction
1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
Malcolm, a devoted son, floats on a bed with his mother on an endless sea, as Gabrielle, an Eastern European actress, awakes to a new life in America. Meanwhile, Nate, an Arab-Canadian, is on the run from a faceless interrogator. These three strangers discover that a mysterious corporation bonds ... Read More

Signal Ensemble Theatre
Signal Ensemble Theatre
1802 W Berenice
Chicago, IL 60613

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
After a series of brutal layoffs at Sutton, Feingold and McGrath, a precocious young consultant is brought in to save a middle-aged ad man's job, and maybe his life. Following the world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, The Consultant is an incisive, hilarious and dark look ... Read More

Trap Door Theatre
Trap Door Theatre
1655 W. Cortland St.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-384-0494

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
The newly widowed Duchess of Malfi secretly marries her steward Antonio for love, defying the commands of her brothers that she remain a widow. Their dark motives; including a need to control her fortunes, an irrational obsession with the purity of their blood, and her twin brother’s incestuous desire ... Read More

City Lit Theater Company
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
773-293-3682

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
World premiere adaptation by three-time Jeff-winning adaptor Paul Edwards of the novel by Mark Twain. A panoramic romp through Twain's America - which is to say, ours - The Gilded Age gives us a steamboat race on the Mississippi, strange dealings of the floor of Congress, and a high ... Read More

The Hypocrites
The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
Beautiful and heart-wrenching, The Glass Menagerie focuses on a man obsessed with regrets from his past. Living on the streets, he navigates an audience through the gritty back-alleys of his imagination. Truth and delusion collide in director Hans Fleishmann’s newest re-imagining of Tennessee Williams’ classic memory play. See below ... Read More

Oracle Productions
Oracle Theatre
3809 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60613
252-220-0269

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
*Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Visit the theatre's website for more information. Follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter or #CTW16 for inventory updates.* Director Monty Cole makes his Chicago debut with The Hairy Ape, directing an ensemble of six African-American men in the portrayal of the many characters in ... Read More

The House Theatre of Chicago
The Magic Parlour
17 E. Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
773-769-3832

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
*Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information. Follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter or #CTW16 for inventory updates.* An intimate evening of classic magic with third generation magician Dennis Watkins. Located inside The Palmer House Hilton Hotel, ... Read More

Mercury Theater Chicago
Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-325-1700

Theatre Week - Musical
2/13/2016
Join Sherlock Holmes and author Arthur Conan Doyle in this world-premiere musical adventure. Inspired by actual events, with a little fantasy thrown in, The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes is a battle of wits between the author -- who wants his character dead -- and character -- who demands ... Read More

A Red Orchid Theatre
A Red Orchid Theatre
1531 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
*Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information. Follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter or #CTW16 for inventory updates.* It’s Christmas Eve in New Orleans and Trinket Dugan is holed up at the Silver Dollar Hotel with a ... Read More

Raven Theatre Company
Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL, IL 60660
773-338-2177

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
By Horton Foote In the mid-1960’s, the richest folks in Harrison, Texas deal with long-smoldering grudges and jealousies as they fight to keep their youthful fast-lane lifestyles alive long past their youth. Foote’s wickedly funny look at the behaviors of self-absorbed wealthy people in a small town will convince ... Read More

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
Some people don’t know true love when it’s staring them in the face. Think you can do better? In this paradoxical romantic comedy that just might be neither, get caught up in a new relationship while questioning the differences between art and pornography, honesty and cruelty, love and sex. ... Read More

The Neo-Futurists
The Neo-Futurarium
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, which had its first performance on December 2, 1988, is now in its twenty-seventh year, making it the longest-running show in Chicago today. Too Much Light..., with its ever-changing "menu," is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The ... Read More

Provision Theater Company
Provision Theater Company
1001 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
312-455-0066

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
Provision Theater Company is thrilled to continue its 12th season with the stage adaptation of best-selling book Tuesdays With Morrie by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. This is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. ... Read More

MPAACT
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
Upstate is an unforgettable coming-of-age story told through a series of letters between two young lovers caught in trying circumstances. Chicago, Paris and, most importantly, upstate New York serve as backdrops as the letters and our twin narrators mature in this simplistic-looking narrative with huge undercurrents of meaning. Startling ... Read More

Profiles Theatre
Profiles Theatre: The Alley Stage
4147 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
773-549-1815

Theatre Week - Drama
2/13/2016
An Evening of Vices. An Evening of Virtues. Running in rotating repertory, Profiles presents two full evenings of short works by Neil LaBute, each filled with many surprises, both virtuous and otherwise. Each evening features stories of lust and hate, humor and sadness, virtue and depravity. Through them all, ... Read More

Chicago Theater Works
We Gotta Bingo
1113 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/13/2016
In the spirit of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, We Gotta Bingo will treat you to a night of raucous, interactive, theatrical fun. As you enter “Der Brew-Ha-Ha,” you will be greeted by the lively house polka band (playing the hits of yesterday and today) as well as the rousing, ... Read More

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FAQ

How do I take part in Chicago Theatre Week (CTW)?
Attend a show! Specially-priced tickets for CTW performances are now on sale for performances February 11-21, 2016. There are limited quantities available, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance. All participating shows and offer details are listed on this website.

Which theatres are involved?
Over 115 productions are participating in Chicago Theatre Week 2016! Participating theatres range from downtown venues to the suburbs, comedies, dramas, musicals, family theatre, and more. Chicago Theatre Week participants are members of the League of Chicago Theatres. For a list of League members, visit ChicagoPlays.com and choose About Us > Member List.

Do tickets need to be purchased in advance?
It is highly recommended that patrons purchase their Theatre Week tickets in advance. Tickets are on sale now and are first come, first served. Please be aware that some shows will sell out quickly, but with over 115 participating shows, it’s a great opportunity to see something NEW!

I would like to visit Chicago for Chicago Theatre Week. Where should I stay?
There are special Chicago Theatre Week hotel room rates available at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel, dana hotel and spa, and Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in downtown Chicago. There is a link to more information in the “Special Hotel Offer” box above.

FROM CTW PATRONS

“It’s the best thing to happen in Chicago!”

“It makes me feel SO GOOD to know that I live in a city that celebrates, elevates, and participates in theatre to such an incredible degree.”

“Theatre Week has sparked my interest in theater. I want to go more often.”

“I wouldn’t have seen this play otherwise, but I’m glad I did.”

“We had a great experience from ticketing to the theater to the show.”

CONTACTS
For Media/Press Inquiries
Cathy Taylor, Cathy Taylor Public Relations
773.564.9564
For Theatre Week Information
Laura Nair, League of Chicago Theatres