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UniverSoul Circus Oct 4 - Oct 29, 2017  
Washington Park UniverSoul Circus
 
UniverSoul Circus is a tour de force of circus artistry from around the world. A big-top spectacle of global proportions, the 2017 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobatics, back-flipping canines, disco-dancing pachyderms, free-flying aerial acts and much, much more. It's hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, and now you can catch UniverSoul Circus when it raises its Big Top at Chicago's Washington Park.
 
   
Hard Times Oct 4 - Jan 14, 2018  
Lookingglass Theatre Hard Times
 
A Dickensian carnival of characters inhabits the streets of smoke-choked Coketown: grim Mr. Gradgrind's school churns out joyless students; poor Stephen Blackpool toils in the nearby mines; and mill-owner Mr. Bounderby, full of bluster and bombast, presides over it all. Only when a traveling circus alights nearby, and young orphan Sissy Jupe enters their world, does a ray of hope shine through. Artistic Director Heidi Stillman adapts and directs this timeless love-letter to the power of beauty, hope, and imagination.
 
   
The Skin Of Our Teeth Oct 4 - Nov 12, 2017  
Remy Bumppo Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center The Skin Of Our Teeth
 
Meet the Antrobus family: American suburbanites George and Maggie, their talkative maid Sabina, and their children Gladys--and Cain! This redoubtable family narrowly survives one end-of-the-world disaster after another, from environmental catastrophes, to refugee crises, to military conflicts--and all by the skin of their teeth. Join the amazing journey of fortitude, fate, and hope that is human life, in Thornton Wilder's epic vaudevillian tragicomedy.
 
   
Punk Oct 4 - Nov 5, 2017  
The New Colony at The Den Theatre Punk
 
Set in a maximum-security prison in present day America, Punk is the story of a group of inmates who are protected and housed in a special unit for gay, bisexual and transgender inmates. Tensions rise when Travis, a young man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a gay man, requests to transfer into the unit. Fear and suspicion hover over the inmates who call this unit home.
 
   
Augusta and Noble Oct 5 - Nov 11, 2017  
Merle Reskin Theatre Augusta and Noble
 
Worlds collide in the drama Augusta and Noble when Gabi, who has lived in a vibrant Latino community in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, begins high school across the city at Northside College Prep, where she is exposed to new people and a spectrum of possibilities. As Gabi begins to explore her heritage, and discover the truth about her parents' arrival in America, she must figure out exactly where she belongs. Presented at the Merle Reskin Theatre, Augusta and Noble celebrates the rich history and bright futures of the immigrants who call the Windy City home.
 
   
Billy Elliot the Musical Oct 6 - Nov 19, 2017  
Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts Billy Elliot the Musical
 
Billy Elliot the Musical is based on the 2000 film "Billy Elliot" and features music by Elton John with book and lyrics by the film's screenplay writer Lee Hall. Winner of both the Tony Award and Olivier Award for Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical is an inspirational story set in an English mining town during the miners' strike of 1984-85. Billy Elliot takes a journey from the boxing ring to a ballet class to make his dreams come true while challenging the long held beliefs of his hometown. Along the way, he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever.
 
   
Speed Of Light Oct 6 - Oct 21, 2017  
Otherworld Theatre at Berger Park Coach House Speed Of Light
 
On the planet of Nerth, physicist Mayra Ecazin races against time to unlock the secret of light speed travel while a hoarde of alien invaders threaten to decimate life on the planet. However, getting the machine made proves more difficult than anticipated. Battling greedy investors, competing agendas, and her own mortality, how much is Mayra willing to sacrifice to make her machine?
 
   
Burf of a Nation (Or From Covfefe With Love) Oct 6 - Nov 19, 2017  
MPAACT at The Greenhouse Theater Center Burf of a Nation (Or From Covfefe With Love)
 
We all knew it was only a matter of time, after the Tweeter in Chief's "covfefe" blunder caught hold of the pop-political zeitgeist like a rabid dog, before it would begin to inspire artistic interpretations. Lucky for us, the result here is the clever and outrageous Burf of a Nation (Or From Covfefe With Love). Covfefe Lamont Jenkins is a southern farmer enraged by the current political climate, repeatedly making his opinions known via an ongoing Twitter beef with the POTUS. However, one day Covfefe is tagged in a tweet that pushes him to take an action so extreme that it sends the entire nation into a tailspin. Find out what happens next at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center.
 
   
Mr. Lee's Night of Horror Oct 6 - Oct 27, 2017  
The Public House Theatre Mr. Lee's Night of Horror
 
In the style of Tales from the Crypt or the busty body of work from Elvira, Mr. Lee is now here to guide you through these tales of the bizarre, meant to excite and terrify you. These 10-minute plays are a mix of bone-chilling, sweat-inducing and funny-bone tickling entertainment, featuring everything from a horrifying sandwich that reveals your deepest fears to the ghost of a woman depressingly deformed. Make your way to Chicago's Public House Theatre for Mr. Lee's Night of Horror ... if you dare.
 
   
Donnie and Dana's Underground Bunker-Time Blast! Oct 6 - Oct 15, 2017  
Cult(ure) Of Clowns at Prop Theatre Donnie and Dana's Underground Bunker-Time Blast!
 
The end times are here, but the good times never stop rolling in this post apocalyptic vaudevillian romp through some of the most dangerous bunkers in all of the sector! The survivors of the human race may be living underground, but Donnie and Dana deliver cheers and guffaws in their infamous, low-brow, high quality, action packed, mutant-free, traveling bunker spectacular!
 
   
Rigoletto Oct 7 - Nov 3, 2017  
Lyric Opera Rigoletto
 
Rigoletto, Verdi's masterpiece of 1851, presents a magnificent, deeply moving characterization of a hunchbacked court jester consumed by bitterness and revenge. Rigoletto is the father of Gilda, who is seduced and abandoned by the licentious Duke of Mantua. Sparafucile is the assassin hired by Rigoletto to murder the Duke; Maddalena is Sparafucile's seductive sister; and Count Monterone's curse on Rigoletto initiates the drama of the opera.
 
   
The Crucible Oct 7 - Oct 21, 2017  
Steppenwolf Theatre The Crucible
 
The people of Salem are whipped into a bloodthirsty frenzy by a series of escalating misinterpretations after a group of teenage girls are accused of dancing devilishly in the woods. Fearing retribution, the girls begin a chain of finger-pointing until neighbor turns against neighbor, whispers become testimony, fabrications become facts, and a once powerless teenage girl suddenly has the ability to decide the fate of all those around her. As the hearts of the townsfolk become poisoned, even John Proctor, a principled farmer and family man, must wrestle with a corrupt court and his own transgressions to protect his innocent wife and his family's good name.
 
   
Dracula Oct 7 - Nov 5, 2017  
The Hypocrites at Mercury Theater Dracula
 
Chicago's famed theater company, The Hypocrites presents DRACULA directed by Sean Graney. Just in time for Halloween, this wildly theatrical work weaves an engaging story of passion, yearning, cruelty and sacrifice. Bram Stoker's haunting story comes to life as the friends and family of the beautiful Lucy Seward try to discover the cause of her mysterious illness. With the help of the supernatural specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, they discover that the mysteriously charming Count Dracula is a vampire who has made Lucy his latest victim. Dracula just might stake its claim as this Halloween's most thrilling adventure.
 
   
Macbeth Oct 7 - Oct 29, 2017  
Cornservatory Macbeth
 
Odd's Bodkins and Corn Productions are proud to present our First Annual production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Directed by Susie Matthews, this production is set in 1920s Baton Rouge. In a Southern Gothic world of fading plantation aristocracy and voodoo magic, the Macbeths seek an answer to the timeless question of how free their free will really is.
 
   
Lady Faust Oct 7 - Oct 28, 2017  
The Public House Theatre Lady Faust
 
"Lady Faust" is an adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's haunting work, which takes a female-forward turn. The central character is woman struggling through the Great Depression, who has lost the right to inherit her father's business and fortune because she's female. In true Faust fashion, she strikes a deal with Lucifer to make women equal to men in public and private matters. She has a year to run the family business and overturn the patriarchy, or she will lose her soul forever.
 
   
Two Mile Hollow Oct 8 - Nov 4, 2017  
First Floor Theater at The Den Theatre Two Mile Hollow
 
When the Donnellys gather to divide their belongings after the sale of their oceanfront mansion, both metaphorical and literal storms are brewing. As this famous, longing-to-be-famous and completely messy Caucasian family comes together with their POC personal assistant, Charlotte, some really really complicated and totally unique secrets are revealed over white wine. A satirical takedown coupled with moments of disorienting sincerity, TWO MILE HOLLOW explores the age old genre of plays about affluent white families retreating to their waterfront homes to battle it out with brutality, awe and compassion. Only this time, none of the white characters are played by white actors.
 
   
Piaf! The Show Oct 8  
Athenaeum Theatre Piaf! The Show
 
With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW is a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf. Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla and starring Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as "Edith Piaf's legitimate musical heiress," PIAF!, THE SHOW premiered in 2015 as a tribute to "The Swallow of Montmartre" on the centennial of her birthday and was inspired by the award-winning movie "La Vie en Rose." In two 45-minute acts, the show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer's career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous locations of the Edith Piaf era.
 
   

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