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Zombie Broads Oct 14 - Nov 26, 2016  
Factory Theater Zombie Broads
 
Maxine and Marco, and their book club 'The Zombie Broads', have all the weaponry and knowledge they'll ever need for the zombie uprising. Their daughter, Shelby, is trained for the worst, but would really like to just get a cell phone and date her secret boyfriend. Besides, zombies won't happen. It's not like a scientist is accidentally gonna do anything stupid, right? By the way, you smell really good...delicious even...you should probably run.
 
   
Death Toll: A Halloween Drinking Game Performance Oct 14 - Oct 31, 2016  
Cornservatory Death Toll: A Halloween Drinking Game Performance
 
This Halloween, Corn Productions is delivering a lethal dose of sketch comedy with Death Toll: A Halloween Drinking Game Performance. Grab your BYO-BOO-oze of choice and join us in our long-running, wildly popular, late-night Halloween sketch show that centers around one very simple drinking game rule: drink every time someone on-stage dies. Trust us... the death toll reaches ghoulish proportions!
 
   
The Great Gatsby Oct 14 - Oct 30, 2016  
Josephine Louis Theater - Northwestern The Great Gatsby
 
An integral part of the Western canon, the classic tale tells the story of Midwest native Nick Carraway, who arrives in New York in search of the American dream. He gets thrown into the deep end of the Roaring Twenties when he gets caught up in the lavish and improbable world of a man named Gatsby, Nick's cousin Daisy and her philandering husband, Tom. Nick bears witness to the clique's illusions, deceits and the wreckage they leave in their wake in a tale of impossible love, dreams and tragedy. Brought to life through bold and imaginative staging, the great American novel can be experienced for the first time through this production or re-experienced in an imaginative new way.
 
   
The Bottle Tree Oct 15 - Nov 20, 2016  
Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit The Bottle Tree
 
The Bottle Tree explores American gun culture through the story of a small-town girl with a dark family legacy. Allison Mason is being interviewed for a documentary about school shootings, which brings her back to her long-buried high school years in Mississippi. As the struggling, smart-mouthed sister of a school shooter, teenage Alley wrestled with forgiveness, moving forward, and the lingering questions about her brother's crime and guns in general. Finding satisfying answers proves no easier an adult-just as the ongoing debate around gun control continues to evade solution. As Alley immerses in her past, will she finally find an opportunity for hope and healing in the future?
 
   
Lucia di Lammermoor Oct 15 - Nov 6, 2016  
Lyric Opera Lucia di Lammermoor
 
In this most famous of all bel canto operas, Lucia Ashton (Albina Shagimuratova) and her family's enemy, Edgardo of Ravenswood (Piotr Beczała), are secretly in love. They exchange rings and pledges of devotion before he leaves for France. Edgardo's letters to Lucia are intercepted by her brother Enrico (Quinn Kelsey) and her tutor Raimondo (Adrian Sampetrean, Lyric debut). When Enrico produces forged "proof" of Edgardo's infidelity, Lucia unhappily submits to a politically advantageous marriage to Arturo Bucklaw (Jonathan Johnson). Edgardo bursts in on the wedding and curses Lucia, causing her to go mad and kill her husband. In despair, Edgardo stabs himself. Lucia di Lammermoor is justly famous for the vocal fireworks of Lucia's dazzling mad scene, with its spectacular coloratura singing.
 
   
The Trump Card Oct 18 - Nov 8, 2016  
Theater Wit The Trump Card
 
Daisey tells Trump's story from his earliest days, tracking him as he makes himself into a new American archetype - the very first rich man famous exclusively for being rich. Instead of dismissing Trump as a simple con artist and huckster, Daisey breaks down what makes Trump tick - and in doing so illuminates the state of our American Dream and how we've sold it out.
 
   
East Texas Hot Links Oct 19 - Jan 22, 2017  
Writers Theatre East Texas Hot Links
 
In the woods of East Texas, the Top 'o the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own-until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top 'o the Hill forever.
 
   
Macbeth Oct 19 - Dec 4, 2016  
Theatre Y at Chopin Theatre Macbeth
 
The infamous chronicle of a Scottish hero's fall from grace, MACBETH fuses guilt, destiny, greed and raw political ambition into one thrilling tragedy. After receiving a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland, Macbeth murders the virtuous King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. Plagued by paranoia and guilt on his increasingly bloody path to glory, Macbeth must keep on killing to maintain his position.
 
   
Octagon Oct 19 - Nov 20, 2016  
Jackalope Theatre Company at Broadway Armory Octagon
 
After Wall Street and Tahrir Square, after ISIS and the NSA, after Ferguson and Eric Garner: here come the poets. In a downtown poetry slam with a place on the team to be won, eight young poets prepare to do battle. But backstage it's all kicking off with love triangles, families to feed and wounds to rip open. And in the end, is it about winning - or finding the words that need to be said?
 
   
Little Red Riding Hood Oct 20 - Nov 5, 2016  
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center Little Red Riding Hood
 
Meet Little Red and her friends as she travels through the woods to Grandmaís house. Will she listen to her Mamaís warning not to stray from the path? And why is the wacky Wolf so eager to help her out? Little Redís adventure is full of twists and turns, with catchy music youíll be humming all the way to Grandmaís. The show runs one hour with no intermission and is for children from 2 to 8 years old.
 
   
Multitudes Oct 20 - Nov 13, 2016  
Rasaka Theatre Company and Vitalist Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Multitudes
 
When hate trumps love, everyone is a loser. In an all too possible future where the Right Wing controls the US presidency and Brexit reigns in the United Kingdom, England is in turmoil as one of its most multicultural cities awaits a visit from the Prime Minister, and one family clashes over their own internal conflicts of faith, belonging, and who gets to call themselves British.
 
   
100 Hauntings Oct 20 - Dec 2, 2016  
Free Street 100 Hauntings
 
An elevator operator named Jorge doesn't know he's dead. A passive aggressive ghost defends his territory at the corner of Division and Western. A mysterious pattern of redlined maps chokes the city into decades-long segregation. In 100 Hauntings, created by an intergenerational ensemble of performers, comedians, writers and community organizers, Free Street asks: Who-and what- is haunting Chicago? To create the performance, the ensemble facilitated over a dozen story circles in communities ranging from Englewood to Humboldt Park, asking hundreds of Chicagoans to share their personal experiences with the notion of hauntings, both literal and metaphorical.
 
   
Leavings Oct 21 - Nov 20, 2016  
Polarity Ensemble Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center Leavings
 
Leavings follows the final days of Mama Bea, a 111 year old African American in Chicago. Mama Bea uses her last strength to unite with Governor Skinner, the white governor of Mississippi, to set to rest the spirits that haunt her family. She and the governor are both descended from a nineteenth century slave owner who left the White half of the family with a heritage of privilege and economic security and the Black half with a history of familial separation, segregation and violence. Only by uniting the White and Black sides in a ritual of reconciliation can the tortured spirits that haunt the family be put to rest.
 
   
Resolution Oct 21 - Nov 20, 2016  
Pride Films And Plays at Rivendell Theatre Resolution
 
New Years' Eve, New York City, 1892. High-society husband and wife Jack and Hannah make their resolutions for the coming year -- but when their maid discovers the happy couple's long-held secret, their lives may never be the same. Resolution is a vintage queer thriller for the modern era.
 
   
Oliver! Oct 21 - Nov 13, 2016  
Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure Church Oliver!
 
Bringing Charles Dickens' novel to life, this Tony Award winner takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Young orphaned Oliver Twist navigates London's underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family and, most important, love. When a boy named the Artful Dodger picks up Oliver on the street, he brings him to join a gang of child pickpockets, led by the conniving but charismatic Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn't commit, a kind and wealthy gentleman rescues him, to the dismay of Fagin's violent sidekick, Bill Sikes. Caught in the middle is the warmhearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill's thumb, but desperate to help Oliver. The show features such spirited, timeless songs as "As Long as He Needs Me," "Food, Glorious Food" and "Where is Love."
 
   
The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam War Oct 21 - Nov 13, 2016  
Northminster Presbyterian Church The Institute, Coming of Age during the Vietnam War
 
The Institute follows the lives of four young men attending a very unique military school during the height of the Vietnam War. Watch them grow from children into adulthood as they and the world around them wrestle with the moral dilemmas of Vietnam. See their friendships tested by the strain of the war and the military draft that awaits them upon graduation. And see the roles the women in their lives played along that journey.
 
   
Dark Sisters Oct 21 - Nov 6, 2016  
Third Eye Theatre Ensemble at Prop Theatre Dark Sisters
 
Dark Sisters tells the story of Eliza embarking on the perilous journey of escaping the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints. Leaving the faith also means abandoning her family-including her husband, who believes himself to be a Prophet of God, and her sister wives. She longs to discover herself away from the church, where polygamy is holy and personal identity is forbidden. Can Eliza find herself and sacrifice her connections to her family and her children along the way? Can she reconcile her own revelations with those she was raised to believe are the one true way to salvation?
 
   

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