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Women At War Nov 5 - Dec 6, 2014  
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Women At War
 
As a debate rages over whether females should serve on the frontlines, more women are being sent into active combat zones than ever before. Woven from first-person interviews with women who have laid their lives on the front lines, WOMEN AT WAR is the result of four years of intensive research and development. Working closely with veterans and organizations, Megan Carney explores the multifaceted world of female soldiers-from enlistment to deployment to the often complicated return home.
 
   
Iphigenia in Aulis Nov 6 - Dec 7, 2014  
Court Theatre Iphigenia in Aulis
 
Inspired by the incredible success of An Iliad, Artistic Director Charles Newell takes on Euripides' ancient tale of power and sacrifice in Iphigenia in Aulis. As the Greek army restlessly paces the silent shores of Aulis, King Agamemnon is faced with a harrowing decision. In return for the winds that would carry his army to victory over Troy, the goddess Artemis has demanded the impossible: the sacrifice of the King's own daughter, Iphigenia. In a translation by Court's Founding Artistic Director Nicholas Rudall, Iphigenia at Aulis is the first installment in a three-year cycle of Greek plays, followed by Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Sophocles' Electra.
 
   
The Nutcracker Nov 6 - Dec 28, 2014  
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre The Nutcracker
 
The House Theatre of Chicago brings holiday cheer with its fifth annual return of their all-original, family-friendly The Nutcracker. The House's fantastical expansion of this holiday classic centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas. With the help of a magical nutcracker, this brave little girl will fight the Rat King and save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope -- a fun outing fit for the whole family.
 
   
The Tempest Nov 6 - Nov 16, 2014  
The Cuckoo's Theater Project at Chicago Dramatists The Tempest
 
Two mothers have lost their daughters. Prospera, stricken with grief and regret, is engulfed in a swirl of newspapers with headlines that read, 'Clock Strikes; Now Ten Minutes After Midnight'. She uses her magic to revive her daughter, Miranda, and the Queen's daughter, Claribel; to right what was wronged, to ease the guilt of power abused, to see what might have been. "The tempest in my mind doth from my senses take all feeling else save what beats there."
 
   
Mud, River, Stone Nov 6 - Dec 14, 2014  
Eclipse Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre Mud, River, Stone
 
Mud, River, Stone follows an African-American couple vacationing in Africa during the rainy season, who take a turn off the main highway to find themselves stranded in the remnants of a grand hotel. As the rains continue, their comic and romantic adventure takes on absurd dimensions when an angry bellhop takes the hotel guests hostage. His demands are simple: he wants grain for his village and a wool blanket for his mother. Relationships are tested by the volatile politics of Africa, as we learn what the hungry human spirit will do for food and a warm blanket.
 
   
The Mousetrap Nov 7 - Dec 14, 2014  
Northlight Theatre The Mousetrap
 
On a snowy night at Monkswell Manor, newlyweds Mollie and Giles welcome a group of strangers to their guest house, only to discover news of a murderer in their midst! A police investigation reveals the sordid details of each guest's mysterious past, but not soon enough to stop the killer from striking again. Agatha Christie's masterful whodunit weaves an intricate plot filled with nerve-rattling suspense, all leading up to the ultimate final twist!
 
   
Hellcab Nov 7 - Jan 11, 2015  
Profiles Theatre - The Main Stage Hellcab
 
For the third consecutive season, Profiles remounts its acclaimed production of Will Kern's Hellcab for the holidays. During the longest night of his life, a cab driver transports a bizarre and mysterious array of customers through the gritty streets of Chicago. Kern draws from personal experience as a former cabbie to create this alternately frightening, hilarious and poignant journey. Throughout his long shift, the eclectic collection of passengers includes a trio of drug-addicts, a born-again couple, a smug lawyer, and a randy duo on their way to a motel. Set during a bitter cold Christmas Eve, Hellcab presents a rear-view image mirroring the passing parade of humanity.
 
   
The Wizard of Oz Nov 7 - Jan 3, 2015  
The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences at Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire The Wizard of Oz
 
After a tornado hits her family's home in Kansas, Dorothy and Toto land in the magical land of Oz. With the Scarecrow, Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy encounters wickedness and wonder as she sets off to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, who promises to make their dreams come true. Click your heels together three times and join the newfound friends as they journey on a quest to find heart, courage, brains and most importantly...home.
 
   
A Bright Room Called Day Nov 7 - Nov 23, 2014  
Spartan Theatre at CIC Theater A Bright Room Called Day
 
A group of friends in 1930s Germany are caught up in the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler's ascent to power. Meanwhile, an American woman in the 1980s shares a similar set of concerns during the Reagan administration. Directed by Laura Elleseg, this production looks at how history changes-and how it stays the same.
 
   
The Love of Three Oranges Nov 7 - Dec 20, 2014  
Piccolo Theatre The Love of Three Oranges
 
The "commedia dell'arte" style of theatre has been around for thousands of years, as these classic Italian farces have entertained audiences with their wacky scenarios and memorable characters. In The Love of Three Oranges, based on a scenario of Carlo Gozzi, the old-school comedy gets a new-school update that retools and revises the work for today's audiences. The story revolves around Prince Tartaglia, who's misery-filled life gets turned upside down when an evil witch curses him to search for three giant oranges. But this quest proves fruitful as the lonely prince discovers love, friendship and laughter.
 
   
The Winter's Tale Nov 7 - Dec 13, 2014  
Promethean Theatre Ensemble at Athenaeum Theatre The Winter's Tale
 
One of Shakespeare's final plays, The Winter's Tale has been labeled many things: a romance, a "Problem Play," or as we like to call it, a Greek Tragedy with a happy ending. But at its core, this play is about things we witness every day as 21st Century Americans: pride, jealousy, penance and forgiveness. The heart of The Winter's Tale is Leontes' journey from blind rage to ultimate redemption. To bring that journey to life, director Brian Pastor and his crew will draw on images and ideas from diverse periods of history, utilizing elements both ancient and modern.
 
   
Crimes Of The Heart Nov 7 - Nov 23, 2014  
MadKap Productions at Skokie Theatre Crimes Of The Heart
 
Crimes Of The Heart is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Beth Henley. On the day of her 30th birthday, Lenny Magrath tries to cope with being single, her grandfather's illness, bailing her youngest sister out of jail for shooting her politician husband, and her crazy middle sister who has returned home to try and care for them all. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of the three young Magrath sisters betrayed by their passions.
 
   
Little Women: The Musical Nov 7 - Nov 23, 2014  
Josephine Louis Theater - Northwestern Little Women: The Musical
 
Little Women, one of the most widely read novels in the English language, has been transformed into a spirited musical that lights up the stage. Louisa May Alcott's cherished story traces the adventures of the four young March sisters -- oldest sister Meg, tomboy and budding author Jo, shy and gentle Beth, and the lovely, artistic Amy -- as they grow up during some truly trying times in Civil War-torn America, always under the watchful eye of their beloved Marmee while Father is away at war. Little Women, a vibrant and sweeping Broadway musical that soars with personal discovery, heartache and hope, is an enjoyable show for the whole family.
 
   
Featherstone Nov 7 - Nov 23, 2014  
Viable Theater Company at Charnel House Chicago Featherstone
 
During the course of the seventy-minute play, the foul-mouthed Dr. Featherstone initiates increasingly volatile games and lines of inquiry in order to peel back the well-established layers of his patients' lack of patience with each other. While these events are transpiring, Dr. Featherstone has to deal with the fact that his own layers of comfort - the electricity, the internet, the phones - are being systematically turned off due to lack of payment, all of which are reported dutifully by his African American adopted son, Michael (Phil DeVone).
 
   
Holmes and Watson Nov 7 - Dec 14, 2014  
City Lit Theater Holmes and Watson
 
The show is a new production of one of City Lit's most acclaimed shows, an exploration of the relationship between Dr. John H. Watson and his remarkable friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Adapted from two of the greatest Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Scandal in Bohemia" and "The Final Problem," both re-imagined as psychological drama, the play features Holmes's two most brilliant adversaries, the American opera singer Miss Irene Adler and the retired mathematics teacher Professor James Moriarty.
 
   
Tamer of Horses Nov 8 - Dec 14, 2014  
Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Tamer of Horses
 
Tamer of Hoses examines the intersecting themes of youth violence, education and the realization of one's own potential. The piece tells the story of a runaway from a detention center that finds refuge living on a farm in New Jersey, under the condition that he learn to read. Hector (Joshua Torrez), a troubled youth whose talent for rap rivals his penchant for criminal behavior, is befriended by Ty (Juan Villa^*), a former teacher who takes Hector under his wing. Ty forges a bond with him that has the power to redeem or destroy them both.
 
   
The UnderGround Effect Nov 8 - Nov 9, 2014  
Gorilla Tango Theatre The UnderGround Effect
 
Prom is just around the corner. Jakira feels time is running out to find a prom date. A miracle occurs and she happens to find not only the finest prom date who happens to be the appealing quarterback of the football team, but the guy of her dreams...except he is White and she is Black. Ridicule, prejudice, and harsh rumors do not stop these two from falling in love - not even their families can tell them otherwise. They are convinced that they are meant for each other despite their interracial relationship until Jakira is faced with a serious epiphany to continue her swirl.
 
   

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