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The Book Of Mormon  
Bank of America Theatre The Book Of Mormon
 
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON Chicago is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century." Don't miss THE BOOK OF MORMON Chicago.
   
Buffalo  
Annoyance Theatre Buffalo
 
"Buffalo" is a stampede of comic scenes, solid harmonies, and an absurd realism, that explores the glories and tragedies of relationships through song. Every genre bending show is a brand new musical, opening and closing on the same night! And each week will feature two different groups to open the show.
   
Bye Bye Liver  
The Public House Theatre Bye Bye Liver
 
The Pub Theater Company performs a series of outrageous sketches centered on Chicago's favorite pastime: drinking. Bye Bye Liver is filled with interactive social games for the audience, pitting males versus females, actors versus audience and so on. Bar life and alcoholic adventures are held up for your amusement so you can laugh -- and drink -- your troubles away. With a spontaneous and interactive format, the outcome is always a fun and outrageous time for everyone, both audience and cast.
   
Circle-Machine  
Oracle Theatre Circle-Machine
 
An American woman abroad is mistakenly left holding the newborn child of the First Secretary of the Community Party as the Berlin Wall comes crashing down. In the confusion of revolution, she decides to escape the chaos and corruption to raise the child in the safe embrace of the West. When the baby's mother returns to challenge the true maternity of the child, CIRCLE-MACHINE paints the conflict as a question of Capitalism's self-proclaimed supremacy in the world. Don't miss this frenetic, World Premiere adaptation that borrows its story from FULL CIRCLE by Charles Mee, which borrows from the 13th century Chinese zaju play, "The Chalk Circle", which also inspired Bertolt Brecht and a host of other artists throughout the ages.
   
Circuscope  
The Actors Gymnasium at Noyes Cultural Arts Center Circuscope
 
Enthralled by the extraordinary shapes and sizes of life, the creators of the Actors Gymnasium Winter Circus will explore a fascinating world on the other side of the microscopic lens. Directed by spectacle-theatre veteran Vanessa Stalling and featuring acclaimed Chicago clown Dean Evans, Circuscope will transport audiences through surprising acrobatics, mime, live music and other-worldly design. Circuscope also features Meredith "Tommy" Tomlins, Molly Plunk, and Leah Leor.
   
Cold  
Dream Theatre Cold
 
We're all broken in some way and afraid of the things we most want in life. That's certainly true for Lyric, a young woman afraid of being alone. It's equally true of Nate, a shut in who can't stand the company of others. Both force the other out of their comfort zone in a whirlwind night beginning with an awkward party and ending with fumbled intimacy. Each in their own way discovers that sometimes the only thing holding you back from everything you want is yourself.
   
ComedySportz  
Comedy Sportz ComedySportz
 
ComedySportz shows offer a unique blend of fast and funny improvisational comedy that is appropriate fun for all ages. The Red and Blue teams battle it out in front of a referee in games that the audience selects, and points are awarded based on how quickly and effectively the performers complete the games. The eternal battle of Red vs. Blue is improvised 6 times weekly, and the show is never the same twice!
   
Common Room  
A Red Orchid Theatre Common Room
 
We take scenes from the best plays currently onstage in Chicago and string them together with music, comedy, booze and cookies for an awesome night and a new way to get exposed to theater - in our city and beyond. The Common Room takes place on the first Wednesdays of every month.
   
Contention: A Love/Hate Story  
Annoyance Theatre Contention: A Love/Hate Story
 
"Contention: A Love/Hate Story" is a dark comedy that jumps through time to catch the contrasting moments of playfulness and anger, bitterness and desire, deceit and compromise, that define a passionate relationship. Steve Nelson, actor and co-creator says, "I got the idea from an improv set I did over the summer. The first scene was a couple's break up, and the second scene was the couples first meeting. There was something really satisfying about contrasting the kind of heated ugliness of a relationship being broken with the spontaneous magnetism of a first encounter where sparks are really flying."
   
Cupid Has a Heart On: A Musical Guide to Relationships  
Stage 773 Cupid Has a Heart On: A Musical Guide to Relationships
 
The Cupid Players are Chicago's all-musical sketch comedy group; their intelligent and satirical scenes are always accompanied by songs that are sure to puncture your aorta. They have performed from coast to coast and were just voted Critics Pick in the Chicago Reader! Come and see what Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune calls "both refreshing and a memorably enjoyable 70 minutes."
   
Dark Matter  
Annoyance Theatre Dark Matter
 
"Dark Matter" was born out of cast collaboration under the direction of Duke Harbison. "I noticed our sweetest, most innocent scenes had some dark twist to them," Duke Harbison says. "It's probably what drew me to these actors in the first place." The result is a beautifully twisted collection of scenes from the minds of Annoyance regulars and new comers, Nate Varrone, Wolfgang Stein, James Tiereny, Peter Kim, Jo Scott, Lauren Walker, Lindsey Finn, and Emily Fightmaster.
   
Dead Broads Yapping  
The Public House Theatre Dead Broads Yapping
 
Last year, the ghosts of three of history’s most influential, enigmatic women mounted a “The View”-style talk show, entertaining such guests as Henry VIII, Mark Twain and Teddy Roosevelt (now a series regular). Now, Jackie O., Joan of Arc and Amelia Earhart are back and yappier than ever, ready to play with historical figures and offer their individual views on our current news and trends.
   
The Diary of Anne Frank  
Writers Theatre The Diary of Anne Frank
 
As vital today as when it was first written, Anne Frank's extraordinary diary has become an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of human history. Filled with its young author's luminous spirit - her "boundless desire for all that is beautiful and good" - the diary also illuminates the coming of age of a complex, passionate young girl as she falls in love, grows into a woman and struggles to survive with her family amid the chaos of war and religious persecution.
   
The Dinner Detective  
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel The Dinner Detective
 
Having worked in the professional theater, TV and film industries for over 20 years, our collection of actors and producers have mastered the art of improvisational theatrical role playing and have ultimately created the perfect evening of entertainment for you and your guests. By hiding our actors among the customers and leaving everyone to suspect who is part of the show and who is not, our events are proven second to none.
   
Dividing the Estate  
Raven Theatre Dividing the Estate
 
Horton Foote's comedy-drama, his last new play to be produced on Broadway, focuses on the members of a wealthy Texas family whose fortunes have declined and who are debating whether or not to divide the remainder of the family's estate while their octogenarian matriarch Stella is still alive. Raven's production will be the first Chicago staging of Foote's last new play to be presented on Broadway.
   
Drink! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game  
Cornservatory Drink! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game
 
Corn Productions is celebrating its 21st birthday by introducing an all new, original BYOB sketch comedy show. "DRINK!" will feature original, comedic sketches by Corn Production writers with a new drinking game for every sketch. The seven person ensemble is aided by a luminescent "DRINK!" sign to help the audience follow along in the fun.
   
Dunsinane  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Dunsinane
 
London's The Times proclaims, "If it's riveting spectacle, challenging ideas and human drama you want, this is the show to see." Playwright David Greig's captivating sequel to Shakespeare's Scottish play explores one man's attempt to restore peace in a country consumed by war. Macbeth is dead. Under cover of night, the English army has swept in, killed the tyrant and claimed Scotland's seat of power. But efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control. Fierce one minute and funny the next, Greig's extraordinary ability to infuse a dark story with rich humor results in a lively, vital examination of power—illuminating uncanny parallels between Scotland's medieval and present-day political landscapes.
   

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