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Cosmic Events Are Upon Us Nov 4 - Nov 26, 2016  
Waltzing Mechanics at Ebenezer Lutheran Church Cosmic Events Are Upon Us
After the Romanovs were toppled and replaced by the Soviet Union, they were reviled as oppressors of their people and upholders of an outmoded oligarchy. But they didn't start that way. Cosmic Events takes the audience on a staggering journey alongside the Romanovs as they stumble through leading a country, gaining the trust of their people, losing a World War, abdicating the throne, and living in confinement.
First Lady Suite Nov 5 - Nov 27, 2016  
Circle Theatre at Heartland Studio Theatre First Lady Suite
Michael John LaChiusa's poingent chamber musical explores the fascinating lives of the women behind some of the most powerful men in history. Through the eyes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, and Jackie Kennedy, the audience gets a close look into their lifestyles, perspectives and relationships. Circle Theatre's production will uniquely coincide with the 2016 Presidential Election.
King Charles III Nov 5 - Jan 15, 2017  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater King Charles III
Called "the most insightful and engrossing new history play in decades" by The New York Times and "bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining" by The Independent, Bartett's compelling new comedy-drama blurs the line between truth and tragedy. In the aftermath of the death of England's present-day monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles ascends to the throne. His first official act is to rubberstamp Parliament's bill restricting freedom of the press, but Charles refuses in a provocative act of conscience. England is thrown into crisis, absurdly escalating with tanks guarding the palace gates. In the midst of plays for power, how will Charles rule over his once-united kingdom? Written in blank verse and sprinkled with rousing soliloquies and rhyming couplets, King Charles III invokes the heightened stakes of Shakespeare's greatest works in an inventive present-day setting.
Deer And The Lovers Nov 5 - Dec 4, 2016  
First Floor Theater at The Den Theatre Deer And The Lovers
Qiana and Peter take a romantic weekend getaway to New Hampshire only to find that a deer has crashed through the window and died. Things really go off the rails when Peter’s brash sister, Marnie, and her daft husband, Felix, show up unannounced. The dead deer, a mysterious animal control officer, and nightfall in the forest expose the harsh truths of each lover's life. DEER AND THE LOVERS is a bold new farce about being lost in love, lost in the woods, and forging a new path when life veers off track.
The Nutcracker Nov 6 - Dec 28, 2016  
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 Trump Card Nov 8  
Theater Wit The Trump Card
Theater Wit will present its own production of The Trump Card, one-night-only, Election Night, Tuesday, November 8 at 8 p.m. The evening will feature top Chicago actors Elizabeth Ledo, Joe Foust and Steven Strafford performing Daisey's monologue as part of a special election return watching show and party with an open bar underwritten by an anonymous donor (not Donald Trump).
Annie Nov 9 - Nov 13, 2016  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Annie
Leapin' Lizards! The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who will incorporate selections from her father Peter Gennaro's 1977 Tony Award-winning choreography.
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories Nov 9 - Dec 28, 2016  
Annoyance Theatre Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
Join us as these hilarious and smart stories come to life onstage with a fresh twist. Stories you think you remember from your youth will never be the same after seeing this satirical parody. You will laugh all the way home!
Girl Found Nov 9 - Nov 12, 2016  
Cornservatory Girl Found
A 17-year-old Detroit girl who mysteriously went missing four years ago turns up in a youth shelter in Canada, with no memory of where she's been. Inspired by true life events, Girl Found explores how perceptions can be distorted in the desperate pursuit of primal love. This play comes to Chicago's Cornservatory to ask one important question: Who are you if you can't remember your past?
Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley Nov 10 - Dec 18, 2016  
Northlight Theatre Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley
In this charmingly imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice, the ever-dependable Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings' romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary's hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
The Fundamentals Nov 10 - Dec 23, 2016  
Steppenwolf Theatre The Fundamentals
Millie is a smart, resourceful young mother who works as a housekeeper in one of New York's premiere luxury hotels. When an opportunity to move into management gives her the chance to leave behind her blue collar life, Millie must decide how much, and who, she's willing to sacrifice to secure her family's future. A funny and scathing look at America's corporate culture, The Fundamentals examines the compromises we make in order to fulfill our dreams.
Electra Nov 10 - Dec 11, 2016  
Court Theatre Electra
Proclaiming justice, Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus murdered her husband, Agamemnon, after his triumphant return from the Trojan War. Now, many long, quiet years have passed and she cannot anticipate the judgments that will soon arrive in Argos. Her vengeful daughter Electra and son Orestes reunite and scheme to confront their mother-upholding the House of Atreus' eternal mission to balance the scales, they seek to reclaim their father's throne.
The Amish Project Nov 10 - Dec 4, 2016  
Interrobang Theatre Project at Athenaeum Theatre The Amish Project
On October 2, 2006, a gunman walked into a one-room Amish school house in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania and opened fire. In the wake of this tragedy, playwright Jessica Dickey explores forgiveness in the shadow of violence and loss. With gentle ferocity, ITP ensemble member Sarah Gise* portrays seven characters in a performance that explores forgiveness, joy, and hope in the face of tragedy.
Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas Nov 11 - Jan 14, 2017  
MCL Chicago Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas
It's Christmas Eve at Nakatomi Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. New York cop Bruce McClane is there to rekindle love between himself and his estranged wife. Everyone seems headed toward a merry Christmas until Hans Solo and his group of German terrorists take everyone in the building hostage...except McClane.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Nov 11 - Jan 8, 2017  
Emerald City Theatre Company at Broadway Playhouse A Charlie Brown Christmas
Tis the season to celebrate everyone's favorite Peanuts pals as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly tree, Charlie Brown and friends bring the holiday spirit back to life for families once again! "And for Charlie Brown, it was truly the merriest Christmas ever."
Roz and Ray Nov 11 - Dec 11, 2016  
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Roz and Ray
In 1976, Ray, a newly single parent of twin hemophiliac boys, has only one goal: keep his sons alive. His days are filled with endless trips to the hospital, rigorous testing, and frequent blood transfusions. This all changes when Ray meets Roz, an optimistic and caring doctor with a miracle drug. Roz appears to be Ray's savior until the miracle turns into a nightmare. Roz and Ray tells the profound story of love, trust, sacrifice, and forgiveness between two friends. Victory Gardens Theater's Artistic Director Chay Yew (The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Death and the Maiden) pairs with playwright Karen Hartman to unearth a tragic and little-known event in medical history.
La Gringa Nov 11 - Dec 11, 2016  
UrbanTheater Company La Gringa
In this Obie Award-winning comedy about a young woman's search for her identity, María Elena Garcia visits her extended family in Puerto Rico during the Christmas holidays, excited to connect with her homeland. Although this is her first trip to Puerto Rico, she has grown up with an intense love for the island and even majored in Puerto Rican Studies in college. Upon her arrival, however, she realizes that Puerto Rico does not welcome her with open arms. The majority of the Puerto Ricans on the island consider her an American--a gringa-and María considers this a betrayal: If she's a Puerto Rican in the United States and an American in Puerto Rico, María concludes, then this makes her a nobody everywhere. Her journey to come to terms with who she is leads María into misperceptions and misadventures. But will an unlikely ally help her find her way to the other side?

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