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Scotland Road May 14 - Jun 14, 2015  
BoHo Theatre at Heartland Studio Theatre Scotland Road
 
When a young woman is discovered adrift in the north Atlantic, seemingly a survivor of the Titanic, an obsessed aristocrat must decide if she is for real or an elaborate fraud. Scotland Road examines the power of secrets and the yearning to be something that you're not.
 
   
The Drowsy Chaperone May 14 - Jun 14, 2015  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre The Drowsy Chaperone
 
A grumpy man puts the cast album of his favorite stage musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, on his record player to chase his blues away. Suddenly, his dingy apartment is magically transformed into a 1928 Broadway set and he finds himself in the center of a "musical within a comedy," mixed up in mayhem with a starlet, her groom, a desperate producer, gangsters, a drunken chaperone and more. Featuring such songs as "Fancy Dress," "As We Stumble Along" and "Show Off," the original Broadway run of The Drowsy Chaperone won Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. Now a sparkling new production comes to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.
 
   
Belfast Girls May 15 - Jun 14, 2015  
Artemisia at The Den Theatre Belfast Girls
 
Award-winning writer Jaki McCarrick dramatizes Irish history: Five young women set sail from Belfast in 1850 bound for Australia during the Irish Famine, hopeful they will find a fresh start in a new land. Love, adventure and betrayal await them as dirty secrets are revealed and the Belfast Girls are forced to come to terms with the disasters they have left behind.
 
   
Cowboy Versus Samurai May 15 - Jun 7, 2015  
A-Squared Theatre Workshop at The Den Theatre Cowboy Versus Samurai
 
Race replaces a famously enormous nose in this funny and moving re-imagining of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. Cowboy Versus Samurai centers around Travis Park, a high school English teacher who is one of only two Asian Americans in a small Wyoming town. His world is thrown for a loop when a beautiful, smart Asian American woman moves to town. Travis secretly falls for her only to discover that she dates only white men, including his dim-witted cowboy friend. Meanwhile, a crazily righteous Asian American pal seeks Travis' help on a quest to fully embrace their Asian heritage. Travis must ultimately choose between his American and his Asian identity-between the cowboy and the samurai-within himself.
 
   
ZIG: EDM Suicide May 15 - Jun 27, 2015  
MCL Chicago ZIG: EDM Suicide
 
Set in the technoheavy modern day, "ZIG: EDM Suicide" introduces audiences to EDM (Electronic Dance Music) superstar ZIG who craves to make any type of real connection with the youth of this generation, not with their cell phones. While ZIG searches for the song that will connect his millennial fans to rock 'n' roll music, his label only wants him to be trending no matter the cost. Drawing inspiration from rock legends of the 1970s, particularly David Bowie and his alterego Ziggy Stardust, ZIG ventures on a drug fueled fantasia receiving help from cosmic characters such as Space Jesus Neil Degrasse Tyson, Sarah from "Labyrinth" and Major Tom. Join ZIG on his odyssey into 1970s arena rock and roll.
 
   
Tartuffe May 18 - Jun 28, 2015  
Organic Theater Company at The Greenhouse Theater Center Tartuffe
 
How does the immune system of a family allow an infectious stranger to wreak havoc? A devilish comedy about the art of deception and the price of misplaced faith, Moliere's Tartuffe reveals a tale as outrageous as it is insightful. When the cunning Tartuffe wields a pretense of piety to capture the imagination of Orgon, the scoundrel succeeds in usurping the patriarch's home, throwing Orgon's family into utter chaos. As Orgon's infatuation with Tartuffe's fraudulent religious fervor grows, the depth of Tartuffe's deception becomes increasingly threatening.
 
   
The December Man May 19 - Jun 28, 2015  
Mary-Arrchie Theatre at Angel Island Theater The December Man
 
In the aftermath of the deadly 1989 Montreal Massacre, Benoit and Kathleen do everything they can to help their beloved son cope with his guilt and rage... but Jean's young life becomes unglued. Using humor and the humdrum of everyday life, Murphy intuitively moves backwards in time to the fateful day when Jean, the only ray of hope in this working-class family, escaped the deadly shooting rampage at a Montreal university... or thought he did. This searing drama on courage, heroism and despair explores the long private shadow that public violence casts.
 
   
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles May 20 - May 24, 2015  
Bank of America Theatre RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
 
As "the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!" (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition to the updated sets that include brand new LED, High-Definition screens and multimedia content, new songs have also been included with the launch of the 2013-14 Tour. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics ("I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Hard Day's Night," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Let It Be," "Come Together," "Hey Jude" and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
 
   
The Salts May 20 - May 30, 2015  
The Inconvenience at Flat Iron Arts Building The Salts
 
Drawing inspiration from live music experiences, The Salts is a brave foray into the infusion of contemporary dance with the spirit, prowess and the explosive performances of iconic frontmen. The Salts perform a set of high-velocity dances to distorted guitar, driving bass lines, wild vocals and heart-thumping drum beats. An exercise in engaging the audience outside of the typical: instead of seats, expect a standing room only venue that allows everybody close access to the action.
 
   
Picasso at the Lapin Agile May 20 - Jun 26, 2015  
Organic Theater Company at The Greenhouse Theater Center Picasso at the Lapin Agile
 
When Steve Martin, the Emmy- and Grammy-winning wizard of wit, imagines a meeting between two of history's greatest minds, the result is nothing short of genius: Picasso at the Lapin Agile. In this hilarious and thought-provoking play, the year is 1904 and two aspiring twenty-somethings named Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso hang out at the same gritty Parisian bistro. In his first comedy for the stage, Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as the two geniuses muse on the century's achievements, as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Josh Anderson directs the wonderfully absurdist Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center.
 
   
The Secret Garden May 21 - Jun 21, 2015  
Court Theatre The Secret Garden
 
After a vicious cholera outbreak in the British Raj claims the lives of both her parents, ten year-old Mary Lennox is sent back to England to live at her estranged uncle's estate. Orphaned and alone, Mary finds herself haunted not only by the ghosts of her own past, but by those of her melancholy uncle, Archibald Craven. As Mary begins to find her way through her uncle's maze of secrets, she makes an incredible discovery that unlocks a wellspring of hope and renewal for them both. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Book and adapted from the beloved 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden reunites Artistic Director Charles Newell and Music Director Doug Peck (Caroline, or Change; Carousel; Porgy and Bess) for this exquisitely beautiful musical about hope blooming from the darkest of places.
 
   
Les Liaisons Dangereuses May 21 - Jun 21, 2015  
AstonRep Theatre Company at Raven Theatre Les Liaisons Dangereuses
 
This new production transports the audience back to 1917 Russia before the dawn of the Revolution, where a pair of aristocratic rivals and former lovers employ their wiles in a game of sex and dominance. LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES was the winner of London's Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1986 and received multiple Tony Award nominations. The film adaptation received three Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay.
 
   
Crime Scene Chicago: The Next Chapter May 21 - Jun 21, 2015  
Collaboraction at Flat Iron Arts Building Crime Scene Chicago: The Next Chapter
 
Collaboraction's new spring production is the 2015 chapter to Chicago's history of violent crime and a call to discover what it might take to create lasting change. This new installment syncs up with Collaboraction's current Let Hope Rise tour, a community variety show born from Crime Scene, now rotating monthly through July at Chicago Park District facilities in Englewood, Austin and Roger's Park, and precedes Collaboraction's planned Crime Scene parks tour every weekend in August.
 
   
Chalk May 24 - Jun 28, 2015  
Sideshow Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Chalk
 
Maggie survived the end of the world, but it hasn't really ended, has it? Stuck in an abandoned building with nearly unlimited supplies, a broken radio and a book of spells, she bides her time and waits for the monsters to leave. But when her daughter reappears, Maggie can't celebrate because something is not quite right. The two women square off with both their lives hanging in the balance, and all that keeps them separate is a razor-thin chalk circle, hastily drawn by Maggie on the floor. The world premiere of ensemble member Walt McGough's intense sci-fi fable digs deep into issues of motherhood, responsibility and possession of all kinds.
 
   
Stick Fly May 27 - Jul 5, 2015  
Windy City Playhouse Stick Fly
 
Originally developed as part of The August Wilson New Play Initiative at Congo Square where it premiered in 2006, Stick Fly is the story of an affluent black family over a three-day summer weekend on Martha's Vineyard. Young writer Taylor (Celeste Cooper), the daughter of a late African-American academic, accompanies her entomologist fiance Kent (Tyrone Phillips) to meet his family at their vacation home on the Vineyard. On hand for the weekend is powerful patriarch neurosurgeon Joe (Phillip Edward Van Lear), Kent's plastic surgeon brother Flip (Michael Pogue), Flip's new white girlfriend Kimber (Kristen Magee) and black housekeeper Cheryl (Paige Collins).
 
   
Soon I Will Be Invincible May 29 - Jul 19, 2015  
Lifeline Theatre Soon I Will Be Invincible
 
The devious Doctor Impossible has escaped from prison and legendary superhero CoreFire has vanished without a trace. With the fate of the world in their hands, the New Champions have mere hours to recover their fallen comrade and stop their arch-nemesis before his doomsday device is complete. Joined by Fatale, a cyborg with an arsenal of deadly hardware and a host of self-esteem issues, the mighty super-team must face their darkest hour - and the truths buried in their deeply troubled pasts. A thrilling new musical about power and identity set in a vibrant world of heroes and villains, in a world premiere adaptation.
 
   
Don't Go Gentle May 31 - Jul 12, 2015  
Haven Theatre Company at Theater Wit Don't Go Gentle
 
Judge Lawrence Driver is a conservative powerhouse on the bench, but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, and seeking redemption, Judge Driver volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. When his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Judge Driver runs the risk of losing everything.
 
   

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