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Trash  
New American Folk Theatre at The Den Theatre Trash
 
TRASH is the story of faded B-movie star Jinx Malibu, who has spent the last decade or so popping pills and hiding out in her wheelchair bound mother's, secluded, garbage-filled double-wide with her two children, older son Loogie and younger daughter Smudge. When a handsome stranger arrives from Hollywood, could it be her big chance at a comeback?
   
Twisted Knots  
Royal George Theatre Twisted Knots
 
Twisted Knots is a smart and sexy new drama about down and out salesman (Ryan Kitley) who hires an escort (Mary Cross) to celebrate New Year's Eve in a Gold Coast hotel. The New Year does not go as planned, least of all because Frank is confronted that his date, his job, his marriage and his life may not be what he always thought they were.
   
Two Rooms  
Honest Theatre at Chase Park Two Rooms
 
A husband and wife are held hostage by terrorism. While Michael is imprisoned by terrorists in Beirut, Lainie is held captive in her own mind. As Lainie attempts everything she can to bring her husband home, Michael continues to reach out to her through his verbal love letters. Named "Best Play of the Year" in 1988 by Time Magazine, Two Rooms is a story which delves into Lainie's search to save her husband from a regime built on destruction while negotiating between a State Department official and an eager journalist's desire for the story of a lifetime.
   
We are Handsome: The Good Ole' College Try  
Cornservatory We are Handsome: The Good Ole' College Try
 
Handsome is the best looking improv team in Chicago- just ask their mothers. They are also the runner ups for the 25th season of The Original Improv Gladiators. They also went to college. All of them. They are smart and stuff. They try hard at things, and succeed. That's why their new show is called We are Handsome: The Good Ole' College Try. Each week Handsome will be specializing in being the fun dumb friends having as much fun as possible, along with special guest teams from the collegiate circuit, and a different specialized variety act. Once our super special, unique act performs, Handsome will then give it the good ole' college try whether it's a song, a dance, slam poetry, burlesque number- all of the above? Who knows?? Each night will be different!
   
We Gotta Bingo  
Chicago Theatre Works We Gotta Bingo
 
Get your cards and markers ready for We Gotta Bingo, a raucous, interactive dinner theater experience where you're placed in the middle of two rival parishes who are set to be merged with each other. Since neither can support the expanding congregation by itself, they decide to raise the money the best way they know how -- through a bingo blowout. In between games, you'll enjoy a tasty Italian dinner, musical interludes between the rival parish choirs and The Vokel Chords playing hits from today and yesterday, polka-style. Following in the hilarious footsteps of Tony 'n Tina's Wedding, throw on your game face for We Gotta Bingo at Chicago Theater Works.
   
The Woman In Black  
Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure Church The Woman In Black
 
A lawyer, obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt's ingenious stage adaptation, a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
   
The Women Of Lockerbie  
AstonRep Theatre Company at Raven Theatre The Women Of Lockerbie
 
Inspired by a true story, this moving drama follows a group known as the Women of Lockerbie - determined to turn an act of hatred into an act of love. The story begins with a couple trying to gain closure after the death of their son in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. They meet the Women of Lockerbie, who want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victims' families. THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate - amid one of the first tragedies of terrorism that shaped the world we live in.
   

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