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The Chinese Lady
May8
Jun18
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Chinese Lady

Chicago Premiere! This story of the first Chinese woman to arrive in the United States unearths hidden history with humor and insight, asking us to…

Sunday May 8
2:00 p.m.Saturday June 18
8:00 p.m.
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
To Kill A Mockingbird
May17
May29
Theatre & Performing Arts

To Kill A Mockingbird

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD…

Tuesday May 17Sunday May 29
M.A.D.D Rhythms Presents Black Dance United 2022
May18
Jun1
Theatre & Performing Arts, Virtual Event

M.A.D.D Rhythms Presents Black Dance United 2022

In association with African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and Black Dance United, M.A.D.D. Rhythms will participate in workshops and a panel sharing best practices…

Wednesday May 18
12:00 a.m.Wednesday June 1
12:00 a.m.
Virtual Event
Virtual Event
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations
May24
Jun5
Theatre & Performing Arts

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from…

Tuesday May 24Sunday June 5
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Free Street Announces A One-Of-A-Kind Experience with 57 BLOCKS
May25
Jun18
Theatre & Performing Arts

Free Street Announces A One-Of-A-Kind Experience with 57 BLOCKS

This spring, Free Street merges their Pulaski Park and Storyfront Youth Ensembles to create the moving production, 57 Blocks. This immersive play investigates issues of…

Wednesday May 25
7:30 p.m.Saturday June 18
9:30 p.m.
Pulaski Park
1419 W Blackhawk St.
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
May27
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre

Each week, Chicago comics bring the freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix…

Friday May 27
12:00 a.m.Saturday May 28
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Teatro Zinzanni
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Teatro Zinzanni

It has been a long couple of years of dreams delayed and hopes dashed, but it’s time to move from “What if?” to “Let’s find…

Saturday May 28
Spiegeltent ZaZou – Cambria Hotel
32 W. Randolph
SIX
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. After taking Broadway by storm, SIX makes a triumphant return to Chicago this spring. From Tudor Queens to Pop…

Saturday May 28
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe Street
Dance Pamoja Challenge®
May28
Sports & Recreation, Theatre & Performing Arts, Virtual Event

Dance Pamoja Challenge®

Get your family up and moving with Red Clay Dance Company’s signature, community wellness program – the Dance Pamoja Challenge! Pamoja means Together in Swahili, and together we can strengthen our…

Saturday May 28
1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Red Clay Dance Company
Virtual Event
Lookingglass Alice
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lookingglass Alice

Lookingglass Alice returns for a fantastical trip down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and deep into your heart. The New York Times calls this circus-infused adaptation…

Saturday May 28
2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Water Tower Water Works
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Notes & Letters
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Notes & Letters

Underscore Theatre Company celebrates its tenth anniversary season with the world premiere of Notes & Letters featuring book, music and lyrics by Annabelle Lee Revak, based on letters Revak’s great-great…

Saturday May 28
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 North Lincoln Avenue
Carry us forward
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Carry us forward

new works by Banks Performance Project and Winifred Haun & Dancers Friday, May 27 at 7:00pm Saturday, May 28 at 3:00pm Hamilton Park Cultural Center…

Saturday May 28
3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Hamilton Park Cultural Center (Englewood)
513 W 72nd St
Carry us forward: new works by Banks Performance Project and Winifred Haun & Dancers
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Carry us forward: new works by Banks Performance Project and Winifred Haun & Dancers

Winifred Haun & Dancers and Banks Performance Project will present a shared dance concert of new works at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center in Englewood…

Saturday May 28
3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Hamilton Park Cultural Center (Englewood)
513 W 72nd St
Chicago Dance Month kick off
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Chicago Dance Month Kick-Off Celebration

Chicago Dance Month kicks off with an opening celebration featuring a variety of performances from Chicago’s dance community. Featuring performances by Chicago Tap Theater, Chicago Repertory…

Saturday May 28
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Navy Pier Lake Stage
699-601 E Grand Ave Chicago
Middle Passage at Lifeline Theatre
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Middle Passage at Lifeline Theatre

Lifeline Theatre presents Middle Passage directed by Lifeline Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan April 25 – June 5 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Middle…

Saturday May 28
4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Late Nite Catechism
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Late Nite Catechism

Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett and Whoopi Goldberg. Late Nite Catechism part catechism class, part stand-up routine. Written by Vicki Quade & Maripat…

Saturday May 28
5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Hades Danse Macabre
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Hades Danse Macabre

Hades Danse Macabre Open Friday the 13th of May Danse Macabre is seeking joyful souls to join an immersive journey into the nightscape to reveal…

Saturday May 28
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
River Park Field House Theatre
5100 North Francisco Ave
On The Greenbelt
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

On The Greenbelt

Strawdog Theatre Company, Chicago’s newest free theater, returns this spring with the world premiere of On The Greenbelt, a serio-comic play that jumps between past…

Saturday May 28
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Links Hall
3111 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
The World Premiere of Seven Days at Sea by By Martha Hansen and Directed By Margaret Knapp
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

The World Premiere of Seven Days at Sea by By Martha Hansen and Directed By Margaret Knapp

“I wrote this, my first play, as I feel older women’s voices are rarely heard and it has been a humbling experience. As one friend…

Saturday May 28
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway St.
Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party when Martha announces that…

Saturday May 28
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Invictus Theatre Company’s Reginald Vaughn Theater
1106 W. Thorndale Avenue
Baby Wants Candy! The Original Completely Improvised Musical
May28
Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Baby Wants Candy! The Original Completely Improvised Musical

“CRITICS’ PICK. TRULY AMAZING!” – New York Times “BEST VISITING IMPROV COMEDY!”– TimeOut NY “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!” – The Onion “★★★★★” THEY ARE AN ENTERTAINMENT PHENOMENON AND I…

Saturday May 28
7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Second City
230 West North Ave, 3rd Floor
Inside/Out with Mood Swing
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Inside/Out with Mood Swing

Cerqua Rivera’s innovative Inside/Out series returns to Dovetail Studios in Albany Park. Join this unique company to preview and discuss the ongoing evolution of MOOD…

Saturday May 28
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Dovetail Studios
2853 W Montrose Ave
Lookingglass Alice
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Lookingglass Alice

Lookingglass Alice returns for a fantastical trip down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and deep into your heart. The New York Times calls this circus-infused adaptation…

Saturday May 28
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Water Tower Water Works
821 N. Michigan Ave.
The Pavilion
May28
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Pavilion

The Artistic Home is pleased to present Craig Wright’s drama The Pavilion, directed by ensemble member Julian Hester. Peter and Kari haven’t seen each other in decades – since…

Saturday May 28
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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