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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 Grandma’s house. Will she listen to her Mama’s warning not to stray from the path? And why is the wacky Wolf so eager to help her out? Little Red’s adventure is full of twists and turns, with catchy music you’ll be humming all the way to Grandma’s. 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.
 
   
Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! Oct 22 - Jan 8, 2017  
Emerald City Theatre Company at Apollo Theater Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
 
Based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, this critically-acclaimed Emerald City Theatre remount explores the challenges of giving selflessly through humor and holiday joy as fan-favorite Junie B. Jones journeys through a Columbus Day school play, a holiday sing-along concert, and Secret Santa Day. "Dear Santa, I really hope you were watching me just now. That's all I hope. Love, Junie B. -Giver."
 
   
Thumbelina Oct 22 - Nov 27, 2016  
Lifeline Theatre Thumbelina
 
Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale comes alive in this magical musical adaptation. After growing from a seed into a miniature person, Thumbelina is worried that she's too different to ever fit in. But when a fairy prince flying on a bee suddenly appears on her window ledge one day, Thumbelina's entire world opens up. Now she's on an adventure through an oversized world meeting all kinds of fantastical creatures -- like mother Toad and her sons, a helpful swallow, Mr. Mole, Ms. Mouse and more. Filled with songs that kids are bound to love, this musical is perfect for young ones.
 
   
Chagrin Falls Oct 22 - Dec 4, 2016  
The Agency Theater Collective at The Den Theatre Chagrin Falls
 
To live in Chagrin Falls, Oklahoma is to be in the killing business. The town's major employers are a cattle slaughterhouse and a penitentiary where lethal injection is administered. Whether they work at the slaughterhouse, play preacher or guard to death row inmates, or merely offer a bed and a hot meal to those visiting the prison, each resident of Chagrin Falls makes their living off of death and captivity.
 
   
Singin' in the Rain Oct 26 - Dec 31, 2016  
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire Singin' in the Rain
 
In one of the most famous movie musical scenes of all time, Gene Kelly partnered with an umbrella and tap danced through puddles in Singin' in the Rain. Now all the unforgettable songs and dances -- including the show-stopping title number -- have been lovingly adapted for the stage by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Presented at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, the show's set in the days just after the success of the first talkies, when studio execs find themselves scrambling to salvage the career of Lina Lamont, a silent picture star with an iron-clad contract ... and a voice like a screech monkey. They decide to hire an aspiring actress to overdub Lina's voice -- but when the leading man falls in love with the voice-over girl, and the audience clamors for Lina to sing live, there's plenty of hilarious trouble afoot!
 
   
Betrayal Oct 26 - Dec 17, 2016  
Raven Theatre Betrayal
 
Pinter's modern classic drama concerns the nine-year affair between a London writer and the wife of his publisher and best friend. A thoughtful, rich play about a common theme of human existence - the difficulty in maintaining honest relationships with those close to us - Betrayal is known for its unique structure, it tells the story backwards in time, with the play beginning at the end of the affair and ending as the affair is about to begin.
 
   
Passion Oct 27 - Nov 27, 2016  
Musically Human Theatre at Karger Center Passion
 
A handsome army captain, assigned to a remote outpost far from his married lover, finds himself pursued by a mysterious woman with a dangerous obsession. Intimate, raw, erotic and dark, Passion explores universal yet often unspoken truths. Experience this remarkable work that many consider to be Sondheim's deepest and most powerful evening of music theatre.
 
   
Longer! Louder! Wagner! Oct 27 - Oct 30, 2016  
The Second City at Lyric Opera Longer! Louder! Wagner!
 
Longer! Louder! Wagner!, the newest collaboration between Lyric -through its Lyric Unlimited division- and The Second City, brings audiences to 1848 Germany, where Wagner first began work on the Ring cycle, to modern-day Bayreuth, the home of Wagner's personally-designed opera house. The original production hilariously illustrates the lasting effects of Wagner's massive masterpiece and the headaches an opera company might encounter trying to mount this behemoth. Note: show may contain inaccurate German accents.
 
   
Graeme Of Thrones Nov 1 - Nov 13, 2016  
Broadway Playhouse Graeme Of Thrones
 
In this critically-acclaimed theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, direct from sold out shows in London's West End, avid 'Thrones' fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favorite fantasy saga on stage - aided and abetted by his best friend Paul and the girl he used to fancy at school - Bryony. He doesn't quite have the same budget as the TV show, or as many cast members, or the performance skill required, but he's sure George RR Martin would approve - and that's what matters. But when news reaches them that an influential theatrical producer is in the building, Graeme decides that this could be his big break - as long as nothing goes wrong...
 
   

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