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Ask Aunt Susan May 24 - Jun 22, 2014  
Goodman Theatre Ask Aunt Susan
 
Aunt Susan is a twenty-something man who moonlights as an online advice guru. When "Ask Aunt Susan" becomes the web's hottest spot for self-help, Aunt Susan's boss, a reckless funder, rakes in the profits from women's everyday woes. But as her online reputation mushrooms, so does Aunt Susan's web of deceit-and soon the phenomenon is much bigger than Aunt Susan could have ever imagined.
 
   
Tyrant May 24 - Jun 29, 2014  
Sideshow Theatre Company at Theater Wit Tyrant
 
One year from right now, Congress solves the homeless problem. The recently passed Rectification Act gives disenfranchised citizens new lives as trained workers in the homes of the wealthy. But they are also forbidden from leaving the program to find a better future. Twenty years later, Leon and Regina are hired to work for well-meaning philanthropist Martin, who has become interested in new fields of psychiatric research and invites his workers to participate. But a simple gift begins a powerful series of events that will test the principles of the entire household. Searing questions of morality, possession and the crimes of the well-intentioned boil to the surface in this tense and provocative world premiere. Society has changed for the better, but how has it changed all of us?
 
   
Caged Dames May 28 - Jul 13, 2014  
Hell in a Handbag at Theater Wit Caged Dames
 
Caged Dames tells the gripping tale of an innocent housewife, Mary Anderson, who goes from dirty dishes to dirty dames at the blink of an eye. A victim of circumstance, Mary finds herself in the Calumet City Women's Penitentiary at the mercy of Elsie Emerson (Ed Jones*), a corrupt prison matron. Elsie believes in law and order, her way; with a rubber hose and solitary confinement.
 
   
Carrie: The Musical May 29 - Jul 12, 2014  
Bailiwick Chicago at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Carrie: The Musical
 
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it...
 
   
Monstrous Regiment May 30 - Jul 20, 2014  
Lifeline Theatre Monstrous Regiment
 
Borogravia is at war. Again. When Polly Perks' brother goes missing in action, she does what any girl would do: she cuts her hair, stuffs a sock down the front of her breeches, and enlists, hoping to find him. It doesn't take long for Polly to realize that everyone in her squad is protecting a secret and that nothing in this improbable war is as it seems. Scrambling to survive both enemy assaults and the idiocy of their untried officer, her misfit company makes its way to the front, where it might just prove to be the least likely regiment to ever win a battle. A wickedly funny look at the absurdities of war and the ambiguities of identity in a world premiere adaptation based on the 2003 Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett.
 
   
The Diviners May 30 - Jul 4, 2014  
Organic Theater Company at The Greenhouse Theater Center The Diviners
 
Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners.
 
   
Grounded Jun 6 - Jul 13, 2014  
American Blues Theater at The Greenhouse Theater Center Grounded
 
A hot-rod F16 fighter pilot's unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Repurposed to flying remote-controlled drones in Afghanistan from an air-conditioned trailer near Vegas, the Pilot struggles through surreal twelve-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night. A tour de force play for one actress, GROUNDED flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling.
 
   
Annapurna Jun 6 - Jul 20, 2014  
Profiles Theatre - The Alley Stage Annapurna
 
Twenty years ago, Emma walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses, in the middle of the night. Now, hearing he's in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado to find him living in a grungy trailer, working on his magnum opus, hooked to an oxygen tank, and cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the worst and best of their former bond.
 
   
The Last Ship Jun 10 - Jul 13, 2014  
Bank of America Theatre The Last Ship
 
With an original score by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, THE LAST SHIP will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) for a limited five-week engagement June 10 - July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP will open on Broadway in the fall of 2014. An epic yet intimate tale inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences, this World Premiere production features direction by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) and choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award Nominee Steven Hoggett (Once). "The memories at the heart of THE LAST SHIP have occupied my mind for most of my life," said Sting. "I was compelled to tell this story, and I've had the great fortune of collaborating with an enormously talented team."
 
   
This Is Our Youth Jun 10 - Jul 27, 2014  
Steppenwolf Theatre This Is Our Youth
 
Set in New York in 1982, This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren, a dejected nineteen year old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis, his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and Jessica, the anxiously insightful young woman who Warren yearns for. Funny, painful and compassionate, This Is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers-far more sophisticated than their parents realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.
 
   
Assassins Jun 12 - Jul 20, 2014  
Kokandy Productions at Theater Wit Assassins
 
From John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley, Jr., Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award winning one-act musical bends time to bring together America's most unforgettable presidential assassins for a darkly comic journey through the underbelly of the American Dream. This warped and tuneful tour through history takes the form of a carnival game, where the sounds of the decades, from ragtime to folk and more, accompany revue-style portrayals of these notorious assassins and would-be assassins. The twisted festivities might even look familiar to you, bearing a striking similarity to the circus we call "celebrity culture." You'll be invited inside the minds of the assassins -- men who, in their unique ways, felt they'd been robbed of the American Dream. What made them resort to violence where others didn't? Does society play a role in creating these "monsters"? Thought-provoking and delightful, Assassins is sure to stimulate plenty of post-show conversation.
 
   
Death And The Maiden Jun 13 - Jul 13, 2014  
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Death And The Maiden
 
Ariel Dorfman's explosively provocative, award-winning drama is set in a rocky new democracy. Gerardo has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by a kind doctor. Sandra Oh (the award-winning star of ABC's Grey's Anatomy) plays Gerardo's wife, Paulina, who thinks she recognizes the doctor as the man who tormented her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years before. Death and the Maiden is a riveting, haunting play about revenge, trauma and forgiveness.
 
   
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Jun 19 - Aug 17, 2014  
Drury Lane- Oakbrook The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
 
Tuneful, clever and uproarious, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows the story of six overachieving and quirky adolescents pitted against each other in the spelling challenge of a lifetime. To raise the comical bar, four audience members get the opportunity to participate in this quirky musical as onstage bee contestants. Through the ups and downs of the bee, the youngsters are forced to learn that winning isn't everything and losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.
 
   
Partners Jun 21 - Jul 20, 2014  
LiveWire Chicago at The Den Theatre Partners
 
Four friends in Brooklyn share everything - until it turns out they don't. Clare is straight and obsessed with gay marriage. Her best friend Ezra is gay and obsessed with Clare's career. Helpful hints turn into painful betrayals in this spiky comedy about sex and money that asks: how much do we owe to those we love?
 
   
Brigadoon Jun 27 - Aug 3, 2014  
Goodman Theatre Brigadoon
 
When American tourists Tommy and Jeff get lost on vacation in Scotland they stumble into Brigadoon, a mythical village that appears for only one day every 100 years. No outsider can stay in Brigadoon unless they fall in love, and no resident can ever leave or the village will vanish forever. But when Tommy falls for a village girl, he is forced to choose between returning to the world that he knows-or taking a chance on life and love in the mysterious Brigadoon. Big, beautiful and beguiling, Brigadoon is a "ravishing" (The New Yorker) musical delight.
 
   
The Qualms Jul 3 - Aug 31, 2014  
Steppenwolf Theatre The Qualms
 
At a beachside apartment complex, a group of friends gathers for their regular evening of food, drink, drugs and partner-swapping. When Chris and Kristy attempt to become the newest members, the evening does not go as planned. The artichoke dip grows cold as the party devolves into a territorial battle over mating privileges. Does sex ruin everything? And what is the purpose of monogamy? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Norris's comedy explores the eternal struggle for power, status and getting laid.
 
   
Seussical Jul 5 - Aug 17, 2014  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Seussical
 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical for young audiences and their families. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the vibrant rainbow of Dr. Seuss’ colorful world. Seussical is written by the Tony Award® winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime and Once on This Island, and was co-conceived with Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler,
 
   

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