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Jesus The Jew  
Forum Productions at The Greenhouse Theater Center Jesus The Jew
 
James is given a choice: renounce his brother or be killed. The problem: his brother is Jesus of Nazareth and James is the leader of all of Jesus' followers for 30 years since the resurrection. Based on a wealth of research, JESUS THE JEW takes us back to the birth of Christianity and the transformation of Judaism, with two Jewish brothers and their four siblings growing up in Nazareth. Through memory and storytelling, James reveals his insights into Mary of Magdala, his archrival Apostle Paul and his misunderstood brother, as he faces the ultimate decision and his greatest test of faith.
   
Jim Lehrer and the Theater and Its Double and Jim Lehrer's Double  
Theater Oobleck at Chopin Theatre Jim Lehrer and the Theater and Its Double and Jim Lehrer's Double
 
Jim Lehrer, the legendary news anchor and Presidential debate moderator, is now retired and sitting alone of a gloomy evening in his cavernous DC suburban home, when his double, Jim Lehrer, the unsuccessful playwright, arrives home from the opening night of his first produced play. The premiere of that play did not go well and Jim Lehrer II fled the theater, chased across dark fields and streams by a violent audience strangely angered by the staging of his script. He now must convince his twin their lives are in danger and to lock and barricade the front door to stem the imminent invasion. But something -- or someone -- keeps making odd noises from deep within the house.
   
Just Like Us  
Vision Latino Theatre Company at Chicago Dramatists Just Like Us
 
Based on a true story told in Helen Thorpe's bestselling book, this documentary-style play follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver-two of whom are documented and two who are not-through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls' opportunities, or lack thereof. When a political firestorm arises, each girl's future becomes increasingly complicated. Just Like Us poses difficult, yet essential questions about what makes us American.
   
Language of Angels  
The Cuckoo's Theater Project at Redtwist Theatre Language of Angels
 
Acclaimed playwright Naomi Iizuka's Language of Angels weaves together a series of eerie ghost stories in a Rashomon-like tale of a disappearance. This haunting production from The Cuckoo's Theater Project and RedTwist Theater begins in a cave on the edge of a rural North Carolina town, where a young girl once went missing. One of nine friends is responsible for her death, yet her ghostly, echoed cries will haunt each of them forever. It makes for a deeply human story of working-class youth bound by poverty and pushed to the limits of friendship as they deal with grief and loss.
   
Late Nite Catechism  
Royal George Theatre Late Nite Catechism
 
Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play, written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, where the irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of "students." Throughout the course of the play the benevolent instructor rewards audience members for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. Now in its 20th year in Chicago, Late Nite Catechism is a sharp satire, but never mean. It’s simply an evening of fun and laughter.
   
Love's Labor's Lost  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Love's Labor's Lost
 
King Ferdinand of Navarre's "no fun" edict includes scholarly endeavors, quiet contemplation and complete commitment to chastity for three entire years. His closest courtiers reluctantly sign on. But this is a comedy and it doesn't take long for everyone to figure out that the whole thing is a bad idea and rules are meant to be broken-especially when the French Princess and her beautiful entourage arrive on the scene. The young men's studies soon give way to secret letters and amorous vows as the women set out to teach the men a thing or two about love. The puns fly and the playwright's wordplay take flight in this witty satire about young love with a surprising conclusion where real-life lessons are suddenly revealed. Former Artistic Director of Canada's Stratford Festival Marti Maraden returns to Chicago Shakespeare to stage this charming comedy, following her celebrated productions of Much Ado About Nothing and Othello.
   
Macbeth  
Shakespeare All-Stars at Filament Theatre Macbeth
 
Nastier than Scorsese at his bleakest, more violent than Tarantino at his bloodiest, Shakespeare's Macbeth still shocks like no other tale on the page, stage or screen. Now this chilling portrait of temptation, ambition and betrayal gets staged at Chicago's Filament Theatre. Set in a gloomy world of ghosts and witches, the tragedy's cycle of corruption is thrown into motion when the popular King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by his trusted friend and general Macbeth. Driven by a supernatural prophesy and his wife's deadly ambition, Macbeth goes on to claim his destiny. But just as he grasps the crown, it starts to slip through his bloody fingers.
   
Magic City  
Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station Magic City
 
Meet nine-year-old Philomena, whose great love is building miniature structures out of books, toys and other found objects from around her house. One day, her older sister announces that she is engaged to marry, and the two go to live at the mansion of her sister's fiance. Left alone in her vast new home, forced to make friends with her annoying stepbrother, Philomena secludes herself in the attic where she builds the biggest miniature city she's ever made. Later that night, Philomena wakes up to discover that her city has come alive. As she steps through the city gates, her adventure begins.
   
The Magic Parlour  
The House Theatre of Chicago at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel The Magic Parlour
 
The performance contains some of his favorite pieces of magic, alongside some brand new routines in an hour-long show packed with mind-reading, levitations, escapes, and a ridiculous new adaptation of the classic “Card Stab” during which Watkins climbs inside of a fully inflated 7 foot balloon!
   
Mamma Mia!  
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire Mamma Mia!
 
ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. After reading her mom's diary from one carefree summer 20 years ago, Sophie secretly invites the three men her mom wrote about to her wedding. Set to the classic songs of ABBA like "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me" and "SOS," Mamma Mia! is the enchanting and unforgettable tale of love, laughter, family and friendship.
   
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament  
Medieval Times Schaumburg Castle Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
 
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights as they compete in the joust and other tests of skill. Expect lots of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, and displays of extraordinary horsemanship as part of an exciting story set in Medieval Spain.
   
Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!  
Broadway Playhouse Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!
 
Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, the Off-Broadway hit comedy based on The New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray, is back by popular demand. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!
   
Monster  
Steppenwolf for Young Adults at Steppenwolf Theatre Monster
 
This New York Times bestselling novel and National Book Award nominee tells the story of Steve Harmon, a 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker in juvenile detention. His life has been turned upside down by his alleged participation in a robbery gone awry and now he might spend the rest of his life behind bars. As the prosecution makes its case, Steve writes his story as a screenplay, trying to understand if he's really the monster they say he is.
   
My Brother's Keeper- The Story of The Nicholas Brothers  
Black Ensemble Theater My Brother's Keeper- The Story of The Nicholas Brothers
 
The Nicholas Brothers were the most legendary dance team in history. Harold & Fayard Nicholas broke through racist color barriers and rose to international stardom on stage and screen. They were acclaimed as the greatest dance team in history during the 1930s and '40s. We know them as a dynamic, high-flying, dance duo, but who were these men outside of the spotlight?
   
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra  
Theatre At The Center My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
 
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, a musical revue at Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster, relives the legendary career of Frank Sinatra as four actors share more than 50 of his beloved hits that span the breadth of his career from the 1950s to the 1990s.
   
Nameless Mountains  
Accomplice Theatr at Charnel House Chicago Nameless Mountains
 
In Accomplice Theatre's new production, Nameless Mountains, a runaway wife, a struggling preacher, several adventurous prostitutes, and a determined husband are trapped together at the Red Feather Brothel, Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Snowed in and forced to confront personal history and social pressure, conflict erupts and passions collide.
   
The Nether  
A Red Orchid Theatre The Nether
 
A young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, triggering an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination and the most basic of human desires. The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion; a beautifulescape that ultimately begs some very serious questions about responsibility, connectivity and love.
   

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