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Fulfillment Nov 6 - Dec 13, 2015  
American Theater Company Fulfillment
New York. Today. Michael has everything: the girlfriend, the condo, and the primo job at a top law firm. But after eight years, he has continually been passed up for a partnership, and starts to suspect it's because of racial discrimination. When his boss tells him why, he has to decide whether he has the strength to confront a personal demon. In one of the most controversial stories ever to appear on ATC's stage, playwright Thomas Bradshaw bravely and honestly exposes the painful gray areas between the personal and the professional in America's upper class.
Horrible Fun Nov 6 - Nov 20, 2015  
Under The Gun Theater Horrible Fun
You know your favorite adult party card games? The terrible apple mad lib f*ucktionary incorrect against humanity game that you love so much! We love them too! When you walk in the door you get three cards that fill in the blank. During the show if you have a good card that matches the main card pulled by our judge raise your hand and come up on stage! We will do improvisation based on the combinations. Be aware this show is dirty, ridiculous, offensive, and horrible. Are you ready to be horrible with us?
The Lion In Winter Nov 6 - Nov 22, 2015  
MadKap Productions at Skokie Theatre The Lion In Winter
The Lion In Winter is a sophisticated, witty comedy/drama about sibling rivalry, adultery, and a royal family's fight over who should inherit the kingdom. Set in England during Christmas in 1183, aging King Henry II must choose an heir to the throne from among his three sons. He favors his youngest while his strong-willed wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, favors their eldest. Sparks fly as they try to out-maneuver each other in this wickedly clever examination of a dysfunctional family. Rosemary Harris won a Tony Award for originating the role of Eleanor on Broadway, while the movie version earned Academy Awards for Goldman's adaptation of his script, and for Katherine Hepburn in the role of Eleanor.
Pocatello Nov 7 - Dec 13, 2015  
Griffin Theatre Company at Signal Ensemble Theatre Pocatello
Home doesn't feel like home anymore for Eddie, an Italian chain restaurant manager who is losing connections with his co-workers and his family. Set in the harsh backdrop of Pocatello, Idaho - a small, unexceptional American city - Samuel D. Hunter's heartbreaking comedy is a cry and the struggle we face to create an authentic experience - to forge true community - in a place that is being transformed into the endless artificiality of Walmarts, Applebees and strip malls.
Mamma Mia! Nov 10 - Nov 15, 2015  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Mamma Mia!
An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends-practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya - from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities. Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S." to "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me," MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.
Lost Girls Nov 12 - Nov 22, 2015  
E.D.G.E. Theatre at Heartland Studio Theatre Lost Girls
Boasting teenage bloodsuckers, Kiefer Sutherland with a mullet, and The Two Coreys (Haim and Feldman, natch), 1987 vampire flick The Lost Boys is almost the perfect Halloween treat ... almost. What's missing? Girls! Now the movie's serious deficit -- no disrespect to Jami Gertz and her amazing perm -- has been addressed in Lost Girls, a live stage parody from EDGE Theatre. Having just moved into town, two sisters suspect the local kids are really vampires and decide to investigate. Get ready to laugh and gasp thanks to strong female leads slaying vampires Buffy-style during this hilarious homage at Heartland Studio.
Palace of the Occult Nov 13 - Dec 20, 2015  
Eclectic Full Contact Theatre at Prop Theatre Palace of the Occult
Attend the most sensational evening on Berlin's 1933 society calendar. It's the historic opening of the Palace of the Occult, presided over by popular psychic, Erik Jan Hanussen. Be charmed by his stories and involved in his astonishing feats -- but is he seer or charlatan, Nazi or Jew, traitor or martyr? Based on actual events. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Guests are limited to 75 per seating for this exclusive engagement.
Animals Commit Suicide Nov 13 - Dec 12, 2015  
First Floor Theater at Flat Iron Arts Building Animals Commit Suicide
Chance Stevens is a young gay man who seems to have everything...but wants something more. He dives deep into the city's seedy underbelly, picks up a drug habit, and begins a relationship with a handsome, HIV-positive baker, while falsely claiming to be positive himself. But as those close to him begin to call his motives into question, Chance is forced to decide what he values when everything's on the line. New York playwright J. Julian Christopher, winner of the 2009 Public Theater Emerging Playwright award, explores bug-chasing - a complicated and little-discussed subculture within the contemporary queer community - in this sharp, challenging, and haunting new play.
A Christmas Carol Nov 14 - Dec 27, 2015  
Goodman Theatre A Christmas Carol
Now a beloved Chicago tradition, each year The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story A Christmas Carol. Audiences look forward to the "bah humbugs," the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge's joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Goodman's Carol has been produced for over 35 years, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. With this special pre-sale offer, you have access to great seats before they go on sale to the public.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Nov 14 - Jan 3, 2016  
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."
The Merry Widow Nov 14 - Dec 13, 2015  
Lyric Opera The Merry Widow
As champagne flows, can-can girls dance and composer Franz Lehar's incomparable music swirls, a suitable husband is sought for The Merry Widow, who also happens to have inherited a fortune. A former paramour seems to fit the bill, but he seems to have no intention of giving up bachelorhood. A host of complications arise, even as sparks continue to fly between the two. "The Merry Widow Waltz," "Vilja" and "Maxim's" are just a few of the score's many memorable melodies. Now you can see this enchanting operetta with an art-nouveau setting at Civic Opera House in Chicago. Tony Award winner Susan Stroman directs and choreographs the witty show, performed entirely in English, featuring Renee Fleming, Elizabeth Futral and Thomas Hampson.
No More Sad Things Nov 15 - Dec 20, 2015  
Sideshow Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph No More Sad Things
Driven by a half-remembered dream of frogs, Jessiee is headed for Maui, looking to escape her troubles. Meanwhile, a conversation with a falling star leads young Kahekili to the water, searching for a wave that he can ride into a better life. When they find each other on a beach under the mahina, their two lives begin to intertwine, but the truth beyond the breakers might just swallow them both. A surreal, expressive journey, NO MORE SAD THINGS uses music and sly humor to tell a story of two wanderers finding new paths together.
Angina Pectoris Nov 18 - Jan 3, 2016  
ShPIeL at Theater Wit Angina Pectoris
Angina Pectoris tells the fictitious story of an Israeli minister, Dan Yasour who placates the religious right and gets a seemingly
innocuous bill passed so Israeli Jews only receive organ transplants from Jewish donors. Absurdly when the politician himself needs a heart transplant, the only heart available is from a Palestinian Arab. Angina Pectoris is a biting political satire from one of Israel's hottest playwrights that posits the ridiculous. But the humorous situations uncover deeper issues about identity in Israel and today's world pertaining to culture, religion, and politics in a broader and multicultural context.
It's a Wonderful Santaland Miracle, Nut Cracking Christmas Story... Jews Welcome! Nov 19 - Dec 27, 2015  
Stage 773 It's a Wonderful Santaland Miracle, Nut Cracking Christmas Story... Jews Welcome!
Directed by Stage 773 Creative Director Brian Posen with choreography by Matter Dance, this family-friendly, interactive show features original Christmas carols, dance numbers, spoken word, puppets and everything in between. Stage 773 puts their own twist on the traditional holiday show, packing the world's most beloved stories and traditions into one extravagant cavalcade. To heighten the holiday spirit, both cookies and non-holiday-specific eggnog will be served.
Burning Bluebeard Nov 19 - Jan 10, 2016  
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre Burning Bluebeard
Inspired by the true story of Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre Fire, BURNING BLUEBEARD is the story of six singed clown performers who emerge from the burnt remains of history attempting to perform their spectacular Christmas Pantomime once and for all. But this time, they hope to finally reach the true happy ending of their second act and avoid the fateful fire that killed 600 of its audience members. BURNING BLUEBEARD is a whimsical romp with a sensitive heart, a joyful eulogy with a sharp irreverent wit including music, clowning, tumbling, acrobatics and dance. Each night is a vaudevillian delight with a story that excavates the poetic and poignant remains of a piece of Chicago's rich history.
HoliDaze Nov 20 - Dec 20, 2015  
Step Up Productions at Athenaeum Theatre HoliDaze
Due to popular demand, Step Up's popular holiday round up returns for its third year! This series of original one-acts showcases the crazy, zany, dysfunctional chaos of the holiday season. Ten talented playwrights and directors put relationships, family and friends in the holiday pressure cooker for an unforgettable evening!
It's A Wonderful Life Nov 20 - Dec 27, 2015  
American Blues Theater at The Greenhouse Theater Center It's A Wonderful Life
From the original Ensemble that brought this holiday tradition to Chicago since 2002, the American Blues family takes you back to a 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra's holiday classic-It's a Wonderful Life (based on the short story "The Greatest Gift" by Philip Van Doren Stern) with live Foley sound effects, an original score and a critically-acclaimed cast of eight that bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life. This production that has been called "perfect Christmas theater" and "first-class holiday fare" returns to the Greenhouse Theater Center this season

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