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Hank Williams: Lost Highway Jul 25 - Aug 31, 2014  
American Blues Theater at The Greenhouse Theater Center Hank Williams: Lost Highway
 
Follow legendary country singer-songwriter Hank Williams on his lonesome journey from backwoods Alabama to superstardom at the Grand Ole Opry in this song-filled tribute from American Blues Theater. This unforgettable show, which was an off-Broadway hit nominated for three Outer Critics Circle Awards, features over 20 Hank Williams hits including "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It on Over," "Jambalaya" and "Hey, Good Lookin'." Charting the rise and fall of the country music icon through song, Hank Williams: Lost Highway highlights Williams' undeniable musical talent and songwriting abilities, and explores the alcohol and drug problems that ultimately got the better of him. This production features a talented cast of performers who have performed on Broadway and beyond, and is staged by the same artistic team behind the 2007 hit production of Oklahoma!
 
   
Big Fish Jul 25 - Aug 9, 2014  
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center Big Fish
 
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the popular 2003 film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH is the fantastical musical tale of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest... and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him - most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to discover the truth behind his father's epic tales.
 
   
Take The Cake Jul 25 - Sep 6, 2014  
The Factory Theater at Prop Theatre Take The Cake
 
What seems like an innocent comedy about girlfriends takes an unexpected turn when it's discovered that there may be something darker than just chocolate in baker Caroline's desserts. Danger, frosting and manslaughter combine in a mad-capped tale of friendship, secrets and balls -- cake balls, that is -- written by and co-starring The Factory Theater casting director Stacie Barra. The female-driven comedy of Bridesmaids meets the mad science of Breaking Bad in this twisted tale of a baker, a blogger and something sinister hiding in a sugary confection.
 
   
Gator Bait Jul 25 - Aug 23, 2014  
Cornservatory Gator Bait
 
Billed as "Half Animal ... All Woman!," Desiree is the backwoods beauty of the bayou, the sexy seductress of the swamp -- she is 'Gator Bate! Inspired by the infamous hicksploitation film of the same name, 'Gator Bait is now a wickedly funny and politically incorrect stage comedy. Follow the adventures of the skimpily clad Desiree -- originally played by Playboy Playmate Claudia Jennings -- a renegade poacher who rules the Louisiana swamp with a blazin' gun and a smokin' smile. Falsely accused of murder, she is pursued by the sheriff and a ruthless posse. After the group kills her sister, Desiree must use her "swamp smarts" to exact bloody revenge. A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company and Corn Productions co-produce this hilarious romp directed by Michael Buino.
 
   
Hushabye Jul 26 - Aug 23, 2014  
Steppenwolf Theatre Hushabye
 
With crackling dialogue and heartfelt humor, Tanya Saracho explores what it takes to repair family relationships-especially when you share the blame for the damage. Erika is crazy desperate for her own apartment: so much so that she'll take one sight unseen. Anything to escape Cynthia and Brian, her overprotective sister and her controlling brother-in-law. To be fair, Cynthia has reason to worry. Erika just left rehab and her definition of sobriety is, well...flexible. As Erika fights for her independence, she realizes that kicking the pills was just her first challenge.
 
   
Half Price Cosmos Jul 26 - Aug 24, 2014  
Bread & Roses Productions at Athenaeum Theatre Half Price Cosmos
 
Half Price Cosmos was conceived after the Boston Marathon bombings occurred in April 2013. We had changed in the twelve years since 9/11 and not surprisingly, so had our collective reaction to such tragedy. In that space a provocative question took root: Is it better to behave with quiet civility or could there be transformative value in participating in an explosive conversation? Come. Be a fly on the wall and observe one possible conversation, in one bar, on one night.
 
   
Ironbound Jul 28 - Aug 24, 2014  
Steppenwolf Theatre Ironbound
 
Waiting for a bus in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja-a Polish immigrant-gives her cheating boyfriend a long-deserved tongue-lashing. She's done talking about feelings; it's time to talk money. Over the course of three relationships spanning 22 years, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both. Martyna Majok's Ironbound is a clear-eyed, compassionate portrait of a woman for whom love might not be enough.
 
   
Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner - Daring - Desire Jul 30 - Aug 24, 2014  
Lookingglass Theatre at Goodman Theatre Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner - Daring - Desire
 
Lookingglass Theatre, Frontera Grill and Silverguy Entertainment present the return of Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner - Daring - Desire, the unforgettable theatrical adventure featuring a sumptuous feast, world-class circus acts, and a tantalizing love story starring celebrity chef Rick Bayless that had Chicago audiences spellbound when it premiered in spring 2011. The extremely limited engagement is co-created by Rick Bayless, Artistic Associate and founder of Silverguy Entertainment Tony Hernandez (Hephaestus, Lookingglass Alice), and Lookingglass Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman (Hephaestus, The Brothers Karamazov, Hard Times).
 
   
Okay, Bye Jul 30 - Aug 24, 2014  
Steppenwolf Theatre Okay, Bye
 
At an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, two thirty-somethings recognize each other from their high school days. Back then, they didn't have much in common: Meg was an "alternative" and Jenny was a "Goody-Goody." But now both their lives are on the brink of implosion. Jenny, sure that Meg's bleak, sardonic humor is just a front, insists that a slumber party is the answer to all their problems. But it's not the 90's anymore, and it might take more than pedicures and Pretty in Pink to fuel a friendship that makes life worth living.
 
   
Mike and Seth Jul 31 - Aug 24, 2014  
The Side Project Mike and Seth
 
As an unexpected snowstorm rages outside, twenty-somethings Mike and Seth pull an all-nighter in a ritzy Dallas hotel on the night before Mike's wedding, hashing through all of life's conundrums, the recent strains on their friendship, and what it means to be alive today.
 
   
Churchill Aug 1 - Sep 14, 2014  
SoloChicago at The Greenhouse Theater Center Churchill
 
Based on Winston Churchill's own writings, Ronald Keaton's one-man show finds the former British prime minister chafing under forced retirement after a shocking loss in the post-World War II election. But when President Harry Truman invites him to speak in the U.S., the famed politician, painter, Nobel Prize-winning author and witty raconteur begins to reflect on his life and times with humor, pride and regret. The inspiring leader who led England through one of its most difficult periods not only shares his political and military history, but also his fondness for whiskey, cigars and women. Keaton's been called one of the city's "top-tier theater veterans" by the Chicago Tribune.
 
   
The Coming World Aug 1 - Aug 17, 2014  
The Blind Owl at Prop Theatre The Coming World
 
Directed by founding artistic director Azar Kazemi, THE COMING WORLD is set in Connecticut in a pre-9/11 America. It tackles issues regarding class, violence, intimacy and the heartbreak that occurs when loving someone is more painful than letting them go.
 
   
All Our Tragic Aug 2 - Oct 5, 2014  
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre All Our Tragic
 
From the most popular titles to the most rarely produced, experience the 32 surviving Greek tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides in one breathtaking and unforgettable theatrical event. ALL OUR TRAGIC builds on the success of The Hypocrites’ 2011 production of Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, which received critical praise and earned multiple Jeff Awards including Best Production and Best Director. ALL OUR TRAGIC is designed to create a contemporary Festival of Dionysus, the ancient gatherings for which these tragedies were originally crafted – to bring together a daily community to bond, eat food, drink wine and discuss complicated topics of society that we have been wrestling with since the creation of civilization.
 
   
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Aug 2 - Aug 31, 2014  
Theatre-Hikes at Morton Arboretum You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
 
Our first musical since 2009, this production is unique for Theatre-Hikes. Theatre-Hikes is always a great introduction to theatre for young children, for a variety of reasons, partly because Theatre-Hikes performs outdoors, not tied to a chair indoors. This production will be stationary with the hikes taking place before the show and during intermission. For lovers of indoor theatre, this is an introduction to our combination of light exercise, the beauty of nature and entertainment in a 2 act format that is familiar.
 
   
Miles Away Aug 4 - Aug 31, 2014  
The Side Project Miles Away
 
For Sissy and Ron, two desperate pool hustlers holed up in a cheap hotel, a brutal cycle of dependency, betrayal, and hope comes to a head.
 
   
Down Range Aug 7 - Aug 31, 2014  
Genesis Theatrical Production at National Pastime Theater Down Range
 
For many soldiers, it is after the shooting stops that the real battle begins. In Down Range, the raw and touching new play by Jeffrey Skinner (Dream On), two veterans return home after their convoy is hit by an IED in Iraq. Torn between family and the call of duty, the men face a new kind of fight -- one against betrayal, fear, infidelity and loneliness. A poetic portrait of two couples as well as an incisive commentary on current events, Down Range is not simply a "realist" drama, but a play charged with a rare authenticity, filled with the surprising and bitter stuff of real life. Kay Martinovich directs at the National Pastime Theater.
 
   
Making God Laugh Aug 7 - Sep 14, 2014  
Oil Lamp Theater Making God Laugh
 
Making God Laugh follows this quirky group through the years up to the present day as old rituals and dubious family recipes are trotted out and old tensions flare up. As time passes, these family members learn that their paths through life aren't always the ones they planned, and their ultimate destinations are rarely what they expected.
 
   

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