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Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
Laurie Metcalf spars with French Stewart in this outrageous, unlikely romance between a deluded community theater actress and the over-educated vocal coach she hires to make her a star. Maile Flanagan rounds out the shenanigans. Voice Lessons is part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series - a new multi-genre performance series, ... Read More

The Public House Theatre
3914 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613
773-230-4770

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
5/31/2016
Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax turned watching terrible movies into comedy gold. Now Cinema Sacrifice Theater is carrying on that tradition for a new generation with a series of fun film screenings at The Public House Theater in Chicago. And just like MST3K, the show's conceit is as ... Read More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Constellations. Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing ... Read More

Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-251-2195

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
After playing sold-out crowds in Chicago and Miami from January through August of 2012 and again in the summer of 2013, The House Theatre of Chicago is thrilled to bring back this dynamic, award-winning, magic-filled production. A ringmaster leads us through the events of Harry's life, all told through ... Read More

Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60076

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
Northlight Theatre presents The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. What do a Founding Father, a Victorian novelist and a Russian revolutionary have in common? Not much, but each of these notoriously great minds was once brazen enough to pen his own Gospel. ... Read More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Mary Page Marlowe by ensemble member Tracy Letts. Mary Page Marlowe is an accountant from Ohio. She's led an ordinary life, making the difficult decisions we all face as we try to figure out who we really are and what we ... Read More

Redtwist Theatre
1044 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
773-728-7529

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
Performed in rotating rep with Redtwist Theatre's regular season, you'll see rare gems by well-known and up-and-coming playwrights - all in the comfortable Redtwist black box with signature intimate staging. That's F'd Up: September 26 - October 25, 2015 Redtwist company member, Johnny Garcia, shares and analyzes his childhood ... Read More

The Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
Emerald City Theatre presents Schoolhouse Rock Live!. Through unforgettable songs such as Just a Bill and Conjunction Junction, a nervous schoolteacher must discover how to charm his students through imagination and music on the first day of class. Based on the entertaining and educational Emmy Award-winning animated series, Schoolhouse Rock ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
5/31/2016
As the world commemorates the four hundred years since Shakespeare's death in 1616, Shakespeare 400 Chicago brings together the city's resident world-class institutions across disciplines, and welcomes leading artists from around the globe to celebrate, interpret and reimagine Shakespeare's work. Spearheaded by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, this yearlong international arts ... Read More

The Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
Emerald City Theatre presents Skippyjon Jones in the Cirque de Ole. Favorite feline Skippyjon Jones canon-blasts into his imagination and discovers an extraordinary circus world. Upon reuniting with his Chihuahua chums, the gang takes turns performing circus stunts, with Skippyjon to perform the daring final act. Taken from the ... Read More

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
The powerful team of Artistic Associate and playwright Rebecca Gilman and Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls (Blue Surge, Dollhouse, Luna Gale) reunites for a new drama about the heart and soul of a small town and its citizens. A wave of uncertainty spreads across the once peaceful hamlet of ... Read More

Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
About Face Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of the dark comedy The Secretaries. Patty Johnson lands the job of her dreams at the Cooney Lumber Mill in Big Bone, Oregon. But it's a comic nightmare when she discovers - amidst slim fast shakes, celibacy pacts and hotel rendezvous (with ... Read More

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, which premiered just three months before her untimely death in 1965 at age 34, is restaged by Obie-winning director Anne Kauffman. The 1960s bohemian paradise of intellectual Sidney Brustein and his actress wife Iris comes crumbling down when Sidney ... Read More

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
312-595-5600

Theater & Performing Arts
5/31/2016
Get ready for the ultimate game of thrones... Artistic Director Barbara Gaines takes you on a riveting gallop through two centuries, distilling six Shakespeare masterworks into two action-packed dramas that trace the rise and fall of kings, and the uncommon courage of common men. Power plays, ego, lust, humor ... Read More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
Laurie Metcalf spars with French Stewart in this outrageous, unlikely romance between a deluded community theater actress and the over-educated vocal coach she hires to make her a star. Maile Flanagan rounds out the shenanigans. Voice Lessons is part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series - a new multi-genre performance series, ... Read More

Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! The thrilling show is loved by all ages and its open run has just been kicked up another notch with new material, playing off technology with tablet computers of their own, "GiPads." ... Read More

Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
Sideshow Theatre Company presents Caught. Inspired by the works and incredible story of dissident artist Lin Bo, Sideshow Theatre Company brings a new kind of play to Chicago, blending the mediums of theatre and visual art. Confinement gives way to freedom as layers of perception peel back, with reality itself ... Read More

TimeLine Theatre Company
615 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773.281.8463x6

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
Don’t miss Chicago’s first look at one of the most acclaimed plays to hit London since The History Boys. In June 1989, as the Chinese government cracked down on a pro-democracy rally in Tiananmen Square, the iconic image of one man standing alone in front of a military tank ... Read More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Constellations. Roland (a bee keeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. Their chance meeting might blossom into a meaningful relationship or a brief affair: it might lead to nothing ... Read More

Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-251-2195

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
After playing sold-out crowds in Chicago and Miami from January through August of 2012 and again in the summer of 2013, The House Theatre of Chicago is thrilled to bring back this dynamic, award-winning, magic-filled production. A ringmaster leads us through the events of Harry's life, all told through ... Read More

Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60076

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
Northlight Theatre presents The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. What do a Founding Father, a Victorian novelist and a Russian revolutionary have in common? Not much, but each of these notoriously great minds was once brazen enough to pen his own Gospel. ... Read More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Mary Page Marlowe by ensemble member Tracy Letts. Mary Page Marlowe is an accountant from Ohio. She's led an ordinary life, making the difficult decisions we all face as we try to figure out who we really are and what we ... Read More

Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
Court Theatre presents the Midwest Premiere of One Man, Two Guvnors. Set in 1963 on the coast of Brighton and delightfully underscored by a live skiffle band, this hilarious play with music transforms Goldoni's 18th century Comedia dell'Arte classic Servant of Two Masters into modern comedy full of satire and ... Read More

Redtwist Theatre
1044 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
773-728-7529

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
Performed in rotating rep with Redtwist Theatre's regular season, you'll see rare gems by well-known and up-and-coming playwrights - all in the comfortable Redtwist black box with signature intimate staging. That's F'd Up: September 26 - October 25, 2015 Redtwist company member, Johnny Garcia, shares and analyzes his childhood ... Read More

The Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Theater & Performing Arts
6/1/2016
Emerald City Theatre presents Schoolhouse Rock Live!. Through unforgettable songs such as Just a Bill and Conjunction Junction, a nervous schoolteacher must discover how to charm his students through imagination and music on the first day of class. Based on the entertaining and educational Emmy Award-winning animated series, Schoolhouse Rock ... Read More

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