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September 19, 2019
Commons Artist Project: Brendan Fernandes, "A Call and Response"
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Commons Artist Project: Brendan Fernandes, "A Call and Response"

Brendan Fernandes’s dance-based installation in the Commons, entitled A Call and Response, explores the ways society sees and values different kinds of bodies. Using language,…

Thursday September 19
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Feos – Destinos 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Feos – Destinos 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival

By Guillermo Calderón Legendary director and puppet artist Aline Kuppenheim's Feos is her first collaboration with Guillermo Calderon, Chile’s most recognized contemporary playwright, inspired by…

Thursday September 19
Chopin Theatre
1543 W Division St.
She The People
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

She The People

Kokandy Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedy HEAD OVER HEELS, featuring songs by The Go-Go’s. A hilarious, exuberant celebration of…

Thursday September 19
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St. Chicago
Bernhardt/Hamlet
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Bernhardt/Hamlet

High humor and human drama collide in a rollicking comedy “so clever it uplifts, so timely it hurts” (The New York Times). In 1899, legendary…

Thursday September 19
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Blue Man Group
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Blue Man Group

Watch two teams of improvisers compete against each other for the audience's approval and a trophy by performing an array of scenes, songs and games…

Thursday September 19
Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Casa Valentina
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Casa Valentina

CASA VALENTINA is set in 1962, in an inconspicuous bungalow colony in New York’s Catskill Mountains that caters to a very special clientele: cis-gender straight…

Thursday September 19
Pride Arts Center – The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
ComedySportz
Sep 19
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

ComedySportz

Watch two teams of improvisers compete against each other for the audience's approval and a trophy by performing an array of scenes, songs and games…

Thursday September 19
CSz Theater Chicago
929 W. Belmont Ave.
Dana H.
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Dana H.

Dana was a chaplain of a psych ward where she met a charismatic patient, an ex-convict searching for redemption. A harrowing true story, Dana was…

Thursday September 19
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Grinning From Fear to Fear
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Grinning From Fear to Fear

Dive into the e.t.c.’s latest comedy onslaught that will leave you laughing like you’re high on life–or maybe just copious amounts of Lexapro. From psycho…

Thursday September 19
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St. Chicago
Hamilton
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Hamilton

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary…

Thursday September 19
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Hello Again
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Hello Again

An adult musical fantasy suggested by Arthur Schnitzler's LA RONDE. A series of love affairs among ten characters during the ten different decades of the…

Thursday September 19
Howard Street Theatre
721 Howard St.
Lifeline Theatre Presents Whose Body?
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lifeline Theatre Presents Whose Body?

Lifeline Theatre presents Whose Body?, the first production of the 2019-2020 season, September 6 – October 27. Ensemble member Frances Limoncelli, adaptor of 2009's Busman's…

Thursday September 19
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Mercury Theater Chicago’s SPAMALOT
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Mercury Theater Chicago’s SPAMALOT

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of…

Thursday September 19
Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 North Southport Avenue
MIDSUMMER (A Play with Songs)
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

MIDSUMMER (A Play with Songs)

A rowdier, Scottish-ier version of Once, MIDSUMMER (A Play with Songs) is a wickedly funny retelling of one seemingly mismatched couple’s lost weekend of wine,…

Thursday September 19
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Miracle: The Musical
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Miracle: The Musical

MIRACLE, a new musical 108 years in the making, holds its thrilling World Premiere at the Royal George Theatre. Set against the backdrop of the…

Thursday September 19
Nuns4Fun
1641 N. Halsted St.
Mother of the Maid
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Mother of the Maid

Isabelle Arc is a hard-working, pious peasant woman with an odd and extraordinary daughter. When adolescent Joan announces she’s having visions, her mother isn’t quite…

Thursday September 19
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Boulevard
Night Out in the Parks
Sep 19
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Night Out in the Parks

Night Out in the Parks brings over 1,000 cultural events to neighborhood parks each year. Chicagoans and visitors alike, enjoy the breadth of world-class events…

Thursday September 19
Multiple Locations
Oslo
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Oslo

“A riveting political thriller.” — Associated Press Chicago’s award-winning TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of the 2017 Tony Award® winner for Best Play,…

Thursday September 19
Sons and Lovers
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

Sons and Lovers

The Greenhouse Theater Center and On The Spot Theatre present the U.S. premiere of the full-length drama SONS AND LOVERS, based on the novel by…

Thursday September 19
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
The Delicate Tears of the Waning Moon – Destino 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Delicate Tears of the Waning Moon – Destino 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival

By Rebeca Alemán This poignant drama by Rebeca Alemán is about a human rights journalist, Paulina, who has recently emerged from a coma and must…

Thursday September 19
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1700 N. Halsted St.
The iO Theater
Sep 19
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

The iO Theater

Widely considered to be the premier venue for long-form improvisational performances and classes, the iO Theater (formerly known as the ImprovOlympic Theater) was founded in…

Thursday September 19
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
The Public House Theatre
Sep 19
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Public House Theatre

With its skillfully executed shows, cabaret-style seating, and comfortable and inviting lobby, The Public House Theatre has an experience for everyone! We offer only the…

Thursday September 19
The Public House Theatre
3914 N. Clark St
The Recommendation at Windy City Playhouse
Sep 19
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Recommendation at Windy City Playhouse

Fresh off successful productions at The Old Globe (in San Diego) and the Flea Theater in New York, “The Recommendation” is a psychological thriller that…

Thursday September 19
Windy City Playhouse
3014 W. Irving Park Rd.
The Second City Training Center Performances
Sep 19
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Second City Training Center Performances

The Second City Training Center is home to four stages featuring up-and-coming comedic talent as well as local comedy vets! Featuring sketch comedy, improv, stand-up…

Thursday September 19
The Second City
230 W. North Ave.
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