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Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?  
Second City Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?
Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? hilariously explores the ups and downs of modern life - our co-dependent relationship with technology, the paranoid perils of online dating and battling the loud chorus of judgment we hear in our heads and from the world around us. From the very real threat of fatal peanut allergies to the embarrassment of miscast warriors, Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? searches for common ground and kindred spirits.
Splatter Theater  
Annoyance Theatre Splatter Theater
A parody of Friday the 13th type movies, the characters in “Splatter Theater” include such archetypes as a nun, the school jock, the virgin, the class dick, and of course the bumbling old man. Laugh and watch them all die in different ways: Tongue pulled out, drill in the head, intestines being ripped out, slashed throat, and the list goes on. With freshly painted white walls on the stage before each performance, the audience will be horrified and delighted by the end, when the walls are covered in blood! Directed once again by Annoyance regular Charley Carroll.
The Story Of A Story (The Untold Story)  
Underscore Theatre Company at Chopin Theatre The Story Of A Story (The Untold Story)
The Story Of A Story (The Untold Story) is a musical comedy about a writer and artist who must prevent an invasion of our world by a magical land of cliches. Journeying through the magical dimension, assisted by a band of rebel cliches who dream of becoming three-dimensional characters, they must defeat the land's evil tyrant before becoming cliches themselves.
A Strange Disappearance of Bees  
Forget Me Not Theatre Company at The Den Theatre A Strange Disappearance of Bees
Maybe it's pesticides, mites, or an HIV-like virus, no one knows why millions of honey bees are disappearing, but they are. People disappear, too, but we like to think we know why. Cancers from chemicals, isolation through technology, or a disconnect from the larger community. A Strange Disappearance of Bees tells the story of 5 people struggling to connect in a world where the bees are abandoning them.
Sucker Punch  
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Sucker Punch
It's the 1980s, Michael Jackson rules the radio waves and Conan the Barbarian is the box office king at the movies. Aspiring black boxers, Leon and Troy, both have promising futures in the ring. When race riots explode in their London neighborhood, these two friends are forced to make a tough decision. Years later, they square off, facing each other and the men they have become. An electric knockout, the much lauded and award-winning playwright Roy Williams' Sucker Punch takes an unflinching look at family, friends and the world of boxing.
Tapped: A Treasonously Funny Musical  
MCL Chicago Tapped: A Treasonously Funny Musical
In this new musical by emerging Chicago playwright Jed Levine, Mary is a smart and independent NSA agent who begrudgingly falls in love with a bumbling whistleblower she's supposed to spy on. After joining his quest to expose the NSA's domestic spying program, Mary is forced to go on the run. She tests her limits, faces her fears and squares off against Juliana, the head of Wikileaks. Throughout it all, Mary must dig deep to find the answer to the question: How much is she willing to give up for love and privacy rights? TAPPED is the winner of MCL Chicago's inaugural Premier Premieres! A Weekend of New Musical Comedies festival, and now you can catch it during its six-week run.
The Tempest  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater The Tempest
Shakespeare's enchanted island is transformed in this inventive production from Aaron Posner and Teller (of the legendary duo Penn & Teller). Larry Yando returns to Chicago Shakespeare to take on the role of the mysterious sorcerer Prospero, who conjures a storm shipwrecking his old enemies. This classic tale of revenge is reimagined as a traveling tent show of trickery and amazement, underscored by the haunting ballads of Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan and the pioneering choreography of Pilobolus. In a production full of "such stuff as dreams are made on," sorcery gives way to inclinations of the heart.
That's F'd Up  
Redtwist Theatre That's F'd Up
Having just reached the watershed age of half-a-century on July 26, 2015, Redtwist company member, Johnny Garcia, takes a close and probing look back at his own life and family. Focusing on his formative and challenging adolescent years, this is a clear-eyed self-assessment about coming of age in a tough part of town, as well as a transparent look at an immigrant couple and their eight children, who had an ample dose of urban struggles and family troubles.
That's Weird, Grandma  
Barrel Of Monkeys at Neo-Futurists That's Weird, Grandma
An assortment of scenes and songs created by Chicago Public School students and produced by actors, musicians, comedians and playwrights. The hour-long show changes each week, based on audience votes.
Three Little Kittens  
Emerald City's Little Theatre Three Little Kittens
Three little kittens are on the hunt for their missing mittens, and they need your help finding them! Gather the clues and make new discoveries before Mother Cat comes home. With the promise of pie and the smell of a rat close by, this interactive spy story is the purr-fect way to introduce your little ones to the mystery and excitement of live theatre. (For ages 0-5)
The Time of Your Life  
The Artistic Home The Time of Your Life
The first drama to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, The Time of Your Life, written by William Saroyan (My Name is Aram, My Heart's in the Highlands), debuted in 1939 to incredible acclaim. Surrounded by a world on the brink of war and ravaged by depression, Nick's Pacific Street Saloon -- a rundown waterfront cabaret in San Francisco -- attracts an assortment of eccentrics, drifters, lovers, immigrants and young hopefuls, all of whom share a common bond of searching for purpose. This production from Chicago's Artistic Home Theatre finds brilliant flashes of hope, heartache and beauty amongst the play's numerous characters.
Tommy Gun's Garage  
Tommy Gun's Garage Tommy Gun's Garage
The restaurant-cabaret presents a Roaring 20s-themed musical comedy revue in a speakeasy seting, with dining and drinking integrated into the show.
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind  
Neo-Futurists Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind
Their signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, which had its first performance on December 2, 1988, is now in its twenty-fifth year, making it the longest-running show in Chicago today. Too Much Light..., with its ever-changing "menu," is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty.
Twin Set  
The Side Project Twin Set
In Cozzola's three-woman play, love cuts both ways, but how deep? Sisters Meggy and Betty are busy preparing for the 1976 Bicentennial. While most people their age are raising families, these 30-something sisters are happy working together, dressing like twins, and sharing a super-cute apartment. But when former schoolmate Marnie shows up needing help, Betty begins to question her past and Meggy starts fighting for her future.
Broadway Playhouse Unspeakable
Sex, Drugs and Comedy. Unspeakable is an unflinching ride through the emotional landscape of Richard Pryor spanning sixty-one years and focused on the period between 1967 and 1982. Born and raised in a Peoria brothel owned and operated by his grandmother, Pryor faced situations that forever shaped and scarred his sensitive soul. With a pimp for a father and his mother a whore, young Pryor's imagination allowed him to escape and ultimately led him to comedy. Unspeakable captures the energy of a man battling success and the demons it invites.
Stage 773 Victor/Victoria
Victor/Victoria is a warm, funny look at the nature of love, gender perceptions and the battle of the sexes. The musical, based on Julie Andrews' 1982 film of the same name, tells the story of Victoria, a struggling soprano in Paris, who colludes with gay impresario Toddy, who's also looking for his big break. Together, they concoct a scheme for Victoria to disguise herself as a man named Victor, who entertains as a female impersonator known as "Victoria." In her new guise, "Victor" becomes the toast of the town, but things become hilariously complicated when a big-time Chicano mobster sees Victoria's act and becomes attracted to "Victor." From the electrifying excitement of "Le Jazz Hot!" to the contemplative "Crazy World," this classic musical brings 1930s Paris thrills to Chicago's Stage 773.
Rasaka Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer is a new farce that throws a modern, multicultural marriage into the pressure cooker of tight New York City living. When Indian- American Sonya elopes with Chinese-American Michael, she thinks she has finally found her happily-ever-after, and possibly even fulfilled her grandmother's wish for marriage. But when Michael discovers that Sonya's apartment is "Single Occupancy Only," and a colorful cast of nosy neighbors and relatives show up to complicate matters further, the couple is forced to re-evaluate their dirty laundry and decide whether all is really fair in love and real estate.

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