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Crime Scene Chicago: The Next Chapter  
Collaboraction at Flat Iron Arts Building Crime Scene Chicago: The Next Chapter
 
Collaboraction's new spring production is the 2015 chapter to Chicago's history of violent crime and a call to discover what it might take to create lasting change. This new installment syncs up with Collaboraction's current Let Hope Rise tour, a community variety show born from Crime Scene, now rotating monthly through July at Chicago Park District facilities in Englewood, Austin and Roger's Park, and precedes Collaboraction's planned Crime Scene parks tour every weekend in August.
   
Crimes of the Heart  
Step Up Productions at Athenaeum Theatre Crimes of the Heart
 
Nothing like a murder to bring a family together. Such are the circumstances that kick-start Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer-winning drama about the quirky MaGrath sisters and the sordid deeds they must reconcile. Holed up at their grandaddy's house in Mississippi, the motherless trio have a knack for dysfunction, with the latest fiasco involving youngest sister Babe's shooting of her abusive husband. Meanwhile, eldest sister Lenny is becoming more of an old maid all the time and middle sister Meg has suffered a nervous breakdown after seeing her dreams of a singing career dashed. More than 30 years after Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek starred in an acclaimed film adaptation, Step Up Productions' new staging of Crimes of the Heart proves that this tale of sisterhood in all its dimensions is as potent, touching and hilarious as ever.
   
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."
   
The December Man  
Mary-Arrchie Theatre at Angel Island Theater The December Man
 
In the aftermath of the deadly 1989 Montreal Massacre, Benoit and Kathleen do everything they can to help their beloved son cope with his guilt and rage... but Jean's young life becomes unglued. Using humor and the humdrum of everyday life, Murphy intuitively moves backwards in time to the fateful day when Jean, the only ray of hope in this working-class family, escaped the deadly shooting rampage at a Montreal university... or thought he did. This searing drama on courage, heroism and despair explores the long private shadow that public violence casts.
   
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.
   
The Divine Order of Becoming  
MPAACT at The Greenhouse Theater Center The Divine Order of Becoming
 
In the darkest moment of her life, Erica is suddenly overtaken by a deluge of memories of her life with her mother Eva. In The Divine Order of Becoming we watch the relationship of mother and daughter unfold with joy and angst-fear and forgiveness...and Erica ultimately realizing her mother's strength and humanity.
   
Doctor Robot  
Cornservatory Doctor Robot
 
For many years, we at Corn have needed help for the insanity that surrounds and IS us...for many years we have sought a cure...for many years we have asked, "Is there a Doctor in the house?" And after a long wait, our prayers have been answered as Corn Productions presents, Doctor Robot at Cornservatory. True to form, the Doctor in question is a Robot, and Doctor Robot is an improv team but hey...beggars can't be choosers, especially when it comes to health care. Thanks Obama! So we will take our medicine every week with Doctor Robot at Cornservatory which will feature Doctor Robot as well as other guest teams performing a wide variety of prescriptions, from short form games to long form improv to cure what ails all of us
   
Doubt: A Parable  
Writers Theatre Doubt: A Parable
 
Set against the backdrop of a 1960s America in the midst of political and social change, a progressive young priest’s conduct comes under question by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the school principal whose beliefs are deeply rooted in tradition. As the actions and motivations of each are scrutinized and suspicion mounts, the two are drawn into a battle of wills that threatens irrevocable consequences for all involved.
   
The Drowning Girls  
Signal Ensemble Theatre The Drowning Girls
 
Bessie, Alice and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths. Reflecting on the misconceptions of love, married life, and the not-so-happily ever after, The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters, and lyrical language.
   
The Drowsy Chaperone  
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre The Drowsy Chaperone
 
A grumpy man puts the cast album of his favorite stage musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, on his record player to chase his blues away. Suddenly, his dingy apartment is magically transformed into a 1928 Broadway set and he finds himself in the center of a "musical within a comedy," mixed up in mayhem with a starlet, her groom, a desperate producer, gangsters, a drunken chaperone and more. Featuring such songs as "Fancy Dress," "As We Stumble Along" and "Show Off," the original Broadway run of The Drowsy Chaperone won Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. Now a sparkling new production comes to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.
   
Ghost Gardens  
Pegasus Theatre Chicago at Chicago Dramatists Ghost Gardens
 
"Ghost Gardens" follows a dying-on-the-vine Detroit community withered by neglect, illness and infertility. When Lorelie announces her pregnancy, it sets in motion an entwined series of events that threaten to spiral out of control. Simoncic's new play is the gripping story of a pimp-turned- preacher looking for redemption, a stripper-turned nurse searching for justice and an ex-con-turned-social media maverick sowing the seeds of transformation.
   
Goldilocks and the Bears  
Chicago Kids Company at St. Patrick Performing Arts Center- Stahl Family Theater Goldilocks and the Bears
 
This musical is JUST RIGHT! This show is based on the classic story of a young girl who ventures into the woods and stumbles on a cute house with 3 bowls of porridge, 3 chairs, and 3 beds. The show runs one hour with no intermission, and is targeted for kids aged 2 to 12.
   
Greenroom Improv  
Hemmens Cultural Center Greenroom Improv
 
Imagine an hour and a half of complete improvisation, a la Whose Line is it Anyway? GreenRoom’s improvisers take audience suggestions and true-life audience stories and turn them into hilarious theatre pieces right before their eyes! With competing improv teams, improvised songs and audience members on stage, this clean, high-energy show brings the laughs to The Hemmens. Oh, and did we mention there’s live music?
   
Grounded  
Annoyance Theatre Grounded
 
"Grounded" is a dramatic alternative to the typical improv show. Curated by Mike Gifford and Matt Nikkila. Gifford explains, "Dramatic improv is funny but also allows for the improvisation to explore a range of emotions." Each week will feature a rotating cast of talented improvisors from around Chicago, all with varying levels of experience. Weekly performers include Nikkila, Gifford and his improv partner Michael Grush, Brittani Ferguson, and Nico Pressley.
   
Hamlet  
Transcendent Hamlet
 
Set following the Summer of Love, this immersive new interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet transports Claudius and Gertrude to the anarchy and chaos of the American '60s, where Hamlet rails against the establishment. It's a heady time following the death of the king and Hamlet has trouble in mind as he plots to avenge the murder of his father. Revenge, sex, greed and the supernatural permeate Transcendent Ensemble Theatre Company's treatment of Shakespeare's classic play in Wicker Park. Arrive when doors open to toast Claudius and Gertrude at their wedding reception, where libations will be available for a donation.
   
Hamlet's House  
The Public House Theatre Hamlet's House
 
Hamlet is the guy who lives in Apartment 2B. And by "guy," we mean "big, fluffy dog" who loves to play. Flip is his human best friend with a brilliant imagination, and together, they have adventures that can take them anywhere. On this one particular morning, Hamlet wakes up and starts playing with his toys, in his usual, fantastical way. Flip shows up, and they embark on an incredible journey. Will the visit the Invisible Kitchen, or fly off to the farthest reaches of Outer Space? What new and interesting friends will they meet along the way? Maybe Kresge the Handyman, Libby the Scientist, or someone famous like The Three Little Pigs.
   

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