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The Good Book Mar 19 - Apr 19, 2015  
Court Theatre The Good Book
 
In this highly original world premiere play, Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson (An Iliad) weave stories of devotion and doubt into their very own creation myth about the place where human faith and divine inspiration intersect: the Bible. As thirteen year-old Connor struggles to reconcile his identity with his dream of becoming a priest and modern-day Biblical scholar Miriam wrestles to resolve her crisis of faith, they lead us through an incredible exploration on how the Bible was conceived. From ancient Judea to medieval Ireland to suburban America, The Good Book is a powerful and exuberant journey through the most influential book in Western history.
 
   
La Bete Mar 19 - Apr 25, 2015  
Trap Door Theatre La Bete
 
La Bete is a rollicking play, written in rhyming couplets, and inspired by the life of the French comic master, Moliere. In the play, Elomire (an anagram for Moliere) is the leader of an acting troupe, which according to their patron the Princess has gone stale and listless. She decrees that they must now hire a new company member, the bombastic, vulgar street performer Valere. A standoff between Elomire and Valere ensues and their lively debate is both funny and dramatic, hilarious and tragic.
 
   
End Days Mar 19 - Apr 26, 2015  
Windy City Playhouse End Days
 
A 2008 finalist for The Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, End Days is the story of the Steins - a typical American family working their way through tragedy, each in his or her own way. In the aftermath of 9/11, it's no wonder that Sylvia Stein (Gluschenko) thinks the end of the world is coming. It's also no wonder that teenaged Rachel (Sari Sanchez) thinks her newly Evangelical mother is a fool, and looks to physicist Stephen Hawking (Strafford) for solace. Father and husband Arthur (Kupferer) has taken an entirely different approach: never changing out of his pajamas. But, an Elvis-impersonating next-door neighbor (Cefalu, Jr.) may just be able to bring the Steins - and their disparate views on the world - together.
 
   
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Mar 19 - Apr 19, 2015  
Cuckoo's Theater Project at The Side Project Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
 
Get ready for a decidedly different kind of journey down the rabbit hole in this Cuckoo's Theatre Project production of Alice's Adventures in "Wonderland." Don't make the mistake of packing the kids into the family van and bringing them to this show with hopes of seeing singing flowers and a stressed-out white rabbit. No, this show has quite a different tale to tell -- one of Alice Liddell, a Catholic school girl who, while on a field trip to a museum, wanders off and finds herself lost in a city that's bubbling over with vice, sin and scary realities. Step into the intimate black-box theatre of The Side Project and get lost in the twisted imagination of playwright James Michael Shoberg.
 
   
Tiger at the Gates Mar 20 - Apr 25, 2015  
Promethean Theatre Ensemble at Athenaeum Theatre Tiger at the Gates
 
The Trojan War is etched into history and implanted onto public conscious thanks to the massive scale of the battle and the epic poem, The Iliad, written about the conflict. But what if the Trojan War had been avoided, and in its place there was a passionate plea made by a warrior for a story of peace? In Tiger at the Gates, the war is on the horizon, but Trojan military leader Hector attempts to avoid the battle with the Greeks. The men around him, however, captivated by the beauty of power of glorious Helen, have other plans in mind.
 
   
The Venetian Twins Mar 20 - May 9, 2015  
Piccolo Theatre The Venetian Twins
 
Identical twins, raised separately and unaware of each other, arrive in a strange town seeking marriage. One is clever, witty, and self-assured, the other timid, shy, and foolish. Confusion becomes conflict as the twins and townspeople are thrown into chaos when cash, jewels, and declarations of love are delivered to the wrong people. Played with utter conviction and charm by the Piccolo Theatre Ensemble, the return of characters Beatrice, Brighella, Colombina, Dottore, and beloved Arlecchino are joined by others to fast-paced comic effect in this fresh, energetic production that shimmers with wit and surprise.
 
   
Tightwire Mar 20 - Mar 29, 2015  
Stage 773 Tightwire
 
Tightwire brings audiences tap dance like you've never seen it, with ingenious choreography, sinister storytelling and original live music. Mystery and intrigue abound in Tightwire at Stage 773 in Lakeview. Observe this tale of a traveling Italian circus troupe in the '30s through the eyes (and feet) of the performers of one of the world's premier tap companies. Learn the behind-the-scenes secrets of this circus teeming with quirky characters, including an quiet ringmaster, an eccentric knife thrower and sisters with jealousy issues.
 
   
These Saints Will Burn Mar 21 - Apr 18, 2015  
The Plagiarists at The Den Theatre These Saints Will Burn
 
In these saints will burn, Joan of Arc's familiar story is re-imagined as a world full of giant puppets, poetry, a talking crow, and a trio of saints who may be less benevolent than they appear as they work to secure Joan's place in history. Equal parts farce, war epic, and tragedy, ridiculous and sublime, these saints will burn examines free will, myth-making, human nature, and the morality of violence.
 
   
The One And Only Ivan Mar 21 - Apr 26, 2015  
Lifeline Theatre The One And Only Ivan
 
For 27 years, the world of Ivan the gorilla was a dull cage in a roadside shopping mall. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant captured in the wild, Ivan's ambitions and imagination must grow to meet the challenge of rescuing his endangered new companion. Aided by Bob the scrappy dog and a young human ally, Ivan sets out to become the great silverback and protector he was always meant to be. Enter the mind of a remarkable hero in this unforgettable story of enduring friendship, drawn from true events. Based on the 2012 book published by HarperCollins, a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs one hour with no intermission.
 
   
Our Bad Magnet Mar 24 - Apr 26, 2015  
Mary-Arrchie Theatre at Angel Island Theater Our Bad Magnet
 
On the shores of Scotland, three 9-year-old boys begrudgingly befriend a troubled young outsider: a gifted but tormented child who harbors the ability to spin magical, often fable-like fairy tales. The boys, now men, reunite years later to try to piece together the circumstances that led to the mysterious disappearance of their childhood fascination. Playwright Douglas Maxwell, one of Scotlandís brightest young writing talents, uses his own unique brand of dark humor to take the audience on a magical journey in which the boundaries between fantasy and reality merge with unpredictable results.
 
   
Song About Himself Mar 24 - Apr 26, 2015  
Theater Oobleck at Storefront Theater Song About Himself
 
Set in a dystopian near-future in which the internet has been essentially destroyed by viruses and malware, and people communicate in little more than mumbles, Song About Himself is the story of Carol ― a woman looking for human interaction of any kind, and made extraordinary by her ability to speak relatively clearly ― who signs in to a mysterious social media site created by a rogue artificial intelligence within the Web itself, only to find that, strangely, she is its only member. The secrets she uncovers there will either cure or break her lonely heart.
 
   
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2015  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Disney's Beauty and the Beast
 
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Chicago! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Cadillac Palace Theatre! Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
 
   
Travesties Mar 25 - May 3, 2015  
Remy Bumppo Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center Travesties
 
Toss together James Joyce, Vladimir Lenin, and Dadaist poet Tristan Tzara in Zurich in 1917 (where they really were), throw in limericks and lyrics and The Importance of Being Earnest, then shred the whole melange through the mixed-up mind of an aging British civil servant (who has a big grudge against Joyce concerning a pair of trousers), and you've entered the Wilde-ly witty world of Travesties.
 
   
Creation's Birthday Mar 26 - Apr 19, 2015  
Genesis Theatrical Productions at Athenaeum Theatre Creation's Birthday
 
Creation's Birthday brings to life the story of the Big-Bang Genesis through the legendary battle between astronomer Edwin Hubble and the scientific icon Albert Einstein.
 
   
Last Of The Red Hot Lovers Mar 26 - Apr 19, 2015  
Emergent Theatre Company at Mayer Kaplan Theatre Last Of The Red Hot Lovers
 
Barney Cashman is a successful New York seafood restaurateur. A "nice," quiet guy, leading a "nice," quiet life, with the same "nice," quiet wife he has been married and faithful to for the last twenty-three years. So what could possibly be wrong? It's the 1960s! And a recent midlife crisis has caused him to become afraid that the sexual revolution is passing him by. Determined to experience for one afternoon a memorable, romantic encounter before he dies, Barney spends the next nine months inviting three different women to his mother's Manhattan apartment in an attempt to have an extramarital affair. He soon discovers, however, that having an affair is much easier said than done.
 
   
Louis And Keely Live At The Sahara Mar 27 - May 31, 2015  
Royal George Theatre Louis And Keely Live At The Sahara
 
LOUIS PRIMA was one of the great musical innovator/entrepreneurs of the 20th century - from his beginnings in New Orleans Jazz, to becoming the toast of New York's 52nd St in the '30s, to appearances in Hollywood feature films in the late '30s & his scandalous love affair with Jean Harlow, to leading one of the most popular Big Bands of the '40s Swing Era, However, by the early '50s, his star seemed to be fading ... until he discovered teenager, KEELY SMITH, in a tiny Virginia Beach dive. In Pygmalion-like fashion Prima finessed Keely's stage fright and then molded her natural singing talent into a totally unique stage presence. Together they turned a two week gig on the floor of the Sahara Hotel's Casino in Las Vegas, into one of the most influential music acts of the '50s & 60s - 10 years later, Sonny & Cher basically copied their act. Prima & Smith's hot act on stage inevitably grew into a hot love story, and this musical play reveals their joy, thrills & chills, and ultimately their heartbreak. LOUIS AND KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA is an American Love Story that not only packs an emotional wallop, but also features incredible music, staggeringly performed, that will have you dancing all the way home.
 
   
Moraine Mar 28 - Apr 18, 2015  
CIC Theater Moraine
 
Mark is trying to keep his best friend alive, his ex from leaving town, and his de facto family of twenty and thirtysomethings intact. Moraine is a play about what it means to be a family in modern day Chicago.
 
   

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