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Blue Man Group  
Briar Street Theatre Blue Man Group
 
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else.

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Million Dollar Quartet  
Apollo Theater Million Dollar Quartet
 
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley for the first and only time. That legendary night is brought to life in this thrilling musical which features a score of hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog" and more. Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

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Assassins  
Theater Wit Assassins
 
From John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley, Jr., Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award winning one-act musical bends time to bring together America's most unforgettable presidential assassins for a darkly comic journey through the underbelly of the American Dream. This warped and tuneful tour through history takes the form of a carnival game, where the sounds of the decades, from ragtime to folk and more, accompany revue-style portrayals of these notorious assassins and would-be assassins. The twisted festivities might even look familiar to you, bearing a striking similarity to the circus we call "celebrity culture." You'll be invited inside the minds of the assassins -- men who, in their unique ways, felt they'd been robbed of the American Dream. What made them resort to violence where others didn't? Does society play a role in creating these "monsters"? Thought-provoking and delightful, Assassins is sure to stimulate plenty of post-show conversation.

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Bat-Hamlet  
Cornservatory Bat-Hamlet
 
Bat-Hamlet tells the tale of a Dark Knight that emerges from betwixt the pages of Shakespeare to exact revenge on his murderous uncle, King Jester. Once resolved to avenge beloved King Police Commissioner Gordrick's death, Hamlet dons the persona of Bat-Hamlet, a flashier and much cooler version of his brooding youth. The universes of Shakespeare and Batman collide as Songbird Boy, Lord Riddles, O-Feline, Bat-Hamlet-Girl and many others unfold this dastardly plot. Fans of Shakespeare and Batman, alike, will love being immersed in the maddening spiral of these iconic characters. After all, madness in great ones must not unwatched go.

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A Behanding in Spokane  
Chemically Imbalanced Theater A Behanding in Spokane
 
In A Behanding in Spokane, Carmichael has been searching for his missing hand for 27 years. Enter a bickering couple with a hand to sell and a hotel clerk with a death wish, and we're set for a twisted story of love, hate, desperation and hope.

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Bible Bingo  
Royal George Theatre Bible Bingo
 
From Vicki Quade, the creator of the popular comedy Late Nite Catechism, comes the new interactive comedy Bible Bingo. The Archdiocese's new bingo department needs to raise money for the parish. That's where you come in: Get ready to play bingo for a variety of wacky prizes. Along the way, you'll be drawn into conversation about everything from Adam and Eve to modern sins. Just be careful: You might laugh so hard you forget to yell "bingo."

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Bouncers  
The Public House Theatre Bouncers
 
“An instant hit” in 1977, John Godber’s “Bouncers” took the UK by storm in its first production, and has continued to thrill audiences with its high-energy, break-neck romps inside a sordid nightclub. Every single week since its inception, “Bouncers” has been playing somewhere in the world, and The Public House Theatre is proud to join in the tradition. (In fact, John Godber is the third most frequently produced English playwright, right after William Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn, respectively.)

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Brahman/i  
Chicago Temple Brahman/i
 
In this provocative play masquerading as a stand-up comedy routine, an Indian intersex person, or "hijra," explores history, mythology, gender roles... and high school. Brahman/i - funny, cynical, inventive and intensely charismatic - takes on more than a dozen unforgettable characters in a fascinating life story that most of us can barely even begin to imagine.

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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.

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Cheaper by the Dozen  
Fox Valley Repertory Cheaper by the Dozen
 
As the father of twelve, Frank Gilbreth used to joke: "You know, they come cheaper by the dozen!" One of the best-loved American memoirs captures the trials, tribulations and sheer amusement recounted by the children of efficiency experts Frank and Lillian Gilbreth during the 1920's. You'll laugh the night away with this humor-filled look into the life of a family who often served as the subjects of their fathers' motion studies. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and - extremely effective! It is a coming-of-age story about rebellion and reconciliation, love and laughter, selfishness and sacrifice that has delighted audiences all over the world.

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Cicada  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Cicada
 
Set in rural Mississippi, Cicada tells the story of seventeen-year-old Ace and his mother Lily, who attempt to dig their way out of the past as the unrelenting July heat presses in on their lives. It's a story about letting go and shedding what is no longer necessary in a world full of secrets, ghosts and memories that hold on tight. Poetic, dynamic, lyrical and hard-hitting, this unique piece of theater sheds light on the enduring southern spirit and the ties that bind. Originally developed through Voices of the South Theatre Company in Memphis, TN, this play sings with the longing, the loss and the poetry inherent in the South.

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Cock  
Profiles Theatre - The Main Stage Cock
 
In this tense comedy about sexual identity, Cock explores one man's choices about which path of love to pursue. When John takes a break from his longtime boyfriend, the last thing he expects is to fall in love with a woman. Trapped between two lovers, John feels the physical and emotional tug as neither party wants to lose the battle for his heart. John must make a choice as he navigates his sexuality, selfhood, and the intersection of the two.

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The Doll's House Project: Ibsen Is Dead  
Athenaeum Theatre The Doll's House Project: Ibsen Is Dead
 
It's November 9, 1989 and The Berlin Wall is coming down for the entire world to see. A husband is reading of the deconstruction in the paper over a breakfast of scrambled eggs. A wife is hearing of it while shopping for couture. An old friend is watching it on a television window display on a street in Manhattan. And a doctor is sleeping right through it. Inspired by A Doll's House, THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD explores and welds the genius of Henrik Ibsen and the grit of Calamity West in this world premiere play about deception, love, lies, class and gender.

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Dorian  
Chopin Theatre Dorian
 
Oscar Wilde's love/hate affair with youth and beauty is captured in this visually arresting contemporary adaptation. House Company Members Director/Choreographer Tommy Rapley, Co-Writer Ben Lobpries and Composer Kevin O'Donnell seamlessly blend theatre and dance, revealing the unsightly truth behind each character's outer beauty. Dorian Gray's ill-fated portrait is a character who comes vividly to life, only to encourage his wicked and sexually irreverent indulgences.

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Emma  
Stage 773 Emma
 
Dead Writers Theatre Collective presents playwright Michael Bloom's exciting new adaptation of Emma, Jane Austen's beloved comedy of manners about the perils of finding love. It's the ever-relatable story of the young Emma Woodhouse, a well-meaning but disaster-prone matchmaker, who ignores her own romantic feelings for her lifelong friend and eligible bachelor Mr. Knightley while setting out to find a suitor for a friend. Her efforts go awry, of course, leading to a bevy of comical complications.

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The God Committee  
Oil Lamp Theater The God Committee
 
Medicine, money and morality clash when the Heart Transplant Selection Committee of St. Patrick's hospital have only minutes left to decide which of three patients will receive the donor heart that has suddenly become available. This riveting drama by Mark St. Germain takes us into the inner workings of a hospital transplant program as fallible human beings struggle to reach a decision that is literally a matter of life and death. A cross between Twelve Angry Men and E.R., The God Committee captures the taut energy of people making these choices when time is running out and there are no easy solutions.

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Good Boys and True  
Raven Theatre Good Boys and True
 
Who is the young man in a salacious video of a teenage couple that makes the rounds at St. Joseph's Preparatory School for Boys? His face remains out of view, but he resembles the football team captain and the Ivy League-bound son of two doctors who repeatedly deny it's him. Good Boys and True invites discussions of social class and hints of sexual abuse and homosexuality, revealing increasingly ugly implications about how a culture of privilege reveals its dark side through sexuality.

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The Great God Pan  
Next Theatre Company The Great God Pan
 
Jamie is doing great: a beautiful girlfriend, a budding journalism career and parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light, he begins to question not only his past but his seemingly positive present as well. Director Kimberly Senior and playwright Amy Herzog are reunited (After the Revolution) with this moving and mysterious story about the nature of memory and the question of how definitively the past shapes present behavior.

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The Haunting of Hill House  
City Lit Theater The Haunting of Hill House
 
The Haunting of Hill House is widely considered one of the best literary ghost stories published during the twentieth century; it is number three on Stephen King's list of his ten favorite horror novels. The Wall Street Journal calls it "the greatest haunted house story ever." Its plot concerns Dr. Montague's hope to find scientific evidence of the existence of the supernatural. He rents Hill House, an empty eighty-year-old mansion thought to be haunted, for a summer and invites as his guests people he has chosen because of their past experience with paranormal events.

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Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!  
Prop Theatre Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!
 
Set in Chicago in 1986, teenagers Halle and Trisha finagle their way in the final taping of the hippest cable access dance show in the Chicagoland area in the hopes of finding true love...or sex...or both! The hair is big, the fashion is ridiculous, dancing is king and EVERYBODY SINGS!

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying  
Stage 773 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, is based on the best-selling 1952 book of the same name. This satirical look at big business follows the rise of one "J. Pierrepont Finch" (Tyler Ravelson) who uses a little How to... handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive. Finch, with song and dance numbers from Loesser's prize winning score, navigates the dangers of the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

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If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet  
Steep Theatre If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet
 
Anna's world has gone to hell. She's neglected at home and bullied at school. Dad's too obsessed with saving the planet and mom's part of the problem, which leaves her affably aimless uncle, Terry, to save her.

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Jacob  
Provision Theater Company Jacob
 
Packed with disasters, demons, giants and scenes of unforgettable awe and terror, the Book of Genesis has inspired centuries of artists, from the likes of John Milton (1667's Paradise Lost) to Darren Aronofsky (2014's Noah). Now Timothy Gregory, founding director of Provision Theater, has created Jacob, a new work based on that ancient, yet inexhaustible, text. A retelling of the story of Jacob, the Hebrew patriarch who wrestled with God, this play focuses on the relationship of two brothers consumed with a deadly secret and a murderous rivalry. The Isaacsons, a wealthy Chicago family, are being torn apart by an un-civil war. Everything comes to a head when Jacob's dark world of fear, manipulation and deception collides with a supernatural force of truth and redemption. Gregory and Lia Mortensen co-direct this world premiere at Provision Theatre.

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L'Imbecile  
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble L'Imbecile
 
Sprouting up from the cast-off tatters and scraps of our society, L'Imbecile is (according to playwright Aaron Adair) "shamelessly stolen" from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto, which, in turn, was adapted in 1851 from Victor Hugo's play Le roi s'amuse. But even if they were still around, Verdi and Hugo might not recognize their work when they see it: A Queen and her Fool, in a deadly dance of betrayal and revenge, play fast and loose with curses and courtly manners... with catastrophic consequences.

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The Last Ship  
Bank of America Theatre The Last Ship
 
With an original score by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, THE LAST SHIP will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) for a limited five-week engagement June 10 - July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP will open on Broadway in the fall of 2014. An epic yet intimate tale inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences, this World Premiere production features direction by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) and choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award Nominee Steven Hoggett (Once). "The memories at the heart of THE LAST SHIP have occupied my mind for most of my life," said Sting. "I was compelled to tell this story, and I've had the great fortune of collaborating with an enormously talented team."

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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.

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Lost in Yonkers  
Northlight Theatre Lost in Yonkers
 
This nostalgic memory play takes us back to the summer of 1942 - WWII is on, and Eddie, flat broke, has no alternative but to leave his sons with their grandmother while he struggles to pay off his debts. The boys are left to contend with an ill-tempered Grandma, the sweet but damaged Aunt Bella, and Uncle Louie, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.

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Lyle Finds His Mother  
Lifeline Theatre Lyle Finds His Mother
 
Lyle loves his life with the Primms in the house on East 88th Street. But everything changes when Hector P. Valenti, Star of Stage and Screen, appears with an offer to take Lyle to meet his mother in the land of the crocodile. Should Lyle trust the devious showman? And will his adopted family understand his desire to meet his birth mother? Travel the world on a journey of hilarity and heart in this world premiere musical

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Lysistrata  
Flat Iron Arts Building Lysistrata
 
The classic comedy, about the efforts of Greek women to end a war by withholding sex, has been updated for a modern audience. The production offers a laugh-a-minute while also highlighting the prevalence of gender roles and expectations by inserting a new and different mix of male and female actors on both sides of this 'blue balling' conflict. According to Dagenfield, "Lysistrata is a play that features sharply drawn characters in a classically funny situation. Our adaptation captures the essence of ultimate 'low comedy' and re-frames it in a contemporary format." To spice things up, a male and female actor will alternate the roles of Lysistrata and the Magistrate every other night. The (re)crew is even allowing audiences to pick their own gender for the evening! They have surprises in store for both, so audiences will want to choose wisely in the easiest gender reassignment they'll ever get.

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Magic Up Close  
Theater Wit Magic Up Close
 
Magic Up Close is a theatrical magic show that combines sleight-of-hand illusions with skilled storytelling to create an experience that is both amazing and entertaining. Sean Masterson's highly original presentations give the magic its theatrical flair: Sam Spade, played by the Ace of Spades, mysteriously apprehends his thief; a photograph of the legendary Harry Houdini dematerializes in an instant; and Sean enchants and amazes with a magical version the Frog Prince fairy tale.

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Man and Superman  
Ruth Page Center For Arts Man and Superman
 
Man and Superman is Shaw's retelling of the Don Juan legend. He was told, half in jest, by friends and critics, that he would never be a great playwright until he tackled this popular story that had been told many times, from Moliere to Mozart. Shaw accepted the challenge, but turned the story on its head. He made the traditionally accused womanizer, Don Juan, into the victim pursued relentlessly by women. In Shaw's play, Jack Tanner (Don Juan) succumbs to the pursuit of Ann Whitefield (Dońa Ana), and surrenders to the Life Force because, in the words of Shakespeare's Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, "The world must be peopled."

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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.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream  
Piccolo Theatre A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
The marriage of King Theseus and Queen Hippolyta dishes up more than cake when mortal and enchanted characters clash in misadventures of the heart. Hermia and Helena, both in love with "the wrong men" Lysander and Demetrius, become entangled in a potion-induced folly created by mischievous fairy Puck, confusing the couples even further. Oberon and Titania, fairy royalty, focus their attentions on a hapless troupe of actors, one of whom - Bottom - falls under Puck's spell and becomes Titania's temporary diversion. The hedges of reality and illusion grow wild in this time-honored and revealing comedic charade of what people will do for love.

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Our Class  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Our Class
 
For decades, it was believed the annihilation of the Jewish population of Jedwabne, Poland, in 1941 was a Nazi atrocity. The truth turned out to be even more shocking. In Our Class, which won Poland's top literary prize, Slobodzianek looks at the build-up to the massacre, the events themselves, and the impact on the lives of survivors, through the eyes of ten classmates, half Jewish and half Catholic, who were young adults in 1941. Our Class is a searing look at the horror that can be perpetrated by one group on another, in the struggle to retain humanity under repression.

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A Place In The Woods  
Profiles Theatre - The Alley Stage A Place In The Woods
 
In line with Gernand's previous work and the mission of The Fine Print, "A Place in the Woods" addresses compelling cultural phenomena of the present time (eg, gay rights, the rise of Alzheimer's) through a story driven by character and relationship. When his mother is found incoherent and wandering on a country road late one night, Shaun, a gay man living in Chicago, is called back to his childhood home in smalltown Indiana that he has all but abandoned. With his teenage son in tow, Shaun is forced to confront this present crisis, as well as a past trauma that won't stay hidden.

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The Princess Peach Conspiracy  
Studio BE The Princess Peach Conspiracy
 
Join Mario, Luigi, Peach and the rest of the gang down the Warp Pipes and into post-wartime economies; resulting in doubledealings, desperate measures, and dubious romances. When the game is almost over, Princess Peach will do what she must to keep The Mushroom Kingdom and its people alive. Shady dealings-and puppets are indeed afoot in this re-imagining of the world of Super Mario Bros directed by NMTC Company Member, Joseph White.

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Principal Principle  
Theater Wit Principal Principle
 
Ultimately, Principal Principle explores the question: how does a teacher succeed within a broken system? Many of the specific issues the script raises are directly related to ongoing debates surrounding the state of Chicago Public Schools. Some of these issues lead to the strikes in the fall of 2012. By teaming together to present this timely and relevant story, Stage Left Theatre and Theatre Seven of Chicago hope to create not only a piece of entertainment, but a forum for this ongoing debate. To that end, after each performance, we will offer a post-show discussion with artists from the production, local education professionals or other Chicago residents with a distinctive perspective on the questions raised by the production.

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Ragtime  
Prairie Lakes Theatre Ragtime
 
Based on the 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime the Musical is a powerful portrait of life in early 20th century America, as well as a relevant tale for today. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the musical intertwines the stories of three distinctly American families-- from upper-class New Rochelle, Harlem and Ellis Island-- as they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

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reWILDing Genius  
Steppenwolf Theatre reWILDing Genius
 
An Uptown Chicago loft becomes a breeding ground for young minds looking to change the world. Self-identified geniuses, cybervigilantes, hacktivists and anarchists cast off the laws of the land as they attempt to alter Humanity's fate. As these Millennials plot against enemies and build complex data schemes, reWILDing Genius asks how far is too far in our quest to save us from ourselves.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead  
Athenaeum Theatre Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
 
PTE Artistic Director Beth Wolf will set Tom Stoppard's classic re-imagining of Hamlet in a Steampunk world, the unique visual aesthetic that typically blends Victorian elements with steam-powered machinery, clockwork, and gears. The Steampunk aesthetic blends worlds - both the past and an imagined future - just as Stoppard blends the traditional with the unknown.

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Ruined  
Athenaeum Theatre Ruined
 
In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war by serving everything from cold beers to warm beds. This shrewd matriarch both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds "ruined" by the brutality of government soldiers and rebel forces alike. Inspired by interviews conducted in Africa, Ruined won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize Award for Drama.

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Russian Transport  
Steppenwolf Theatre Russian Transport
 
A rowdy Russian family in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn is on a daily hustle to achieve the American Dream. When Uncle Boris arrives from the old country, his mysterious business ventures force the family to decide just how far they are willing to go to come out on top. A funny, passionate family drama that slyly transforms into a heart-pounding thriller, Russian Transport is a fascinating look at the contemporary American immigrant experience.

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Salvage  
First Folio Theatre Salvage
 
SALVAGE tells the tender story of a shy owner of a collectables store in Detroit who finds his staid existence turned topsy-turvy when a mysterious women enters his life with valuable items she is trying to sell. But as their business relationship grows, so does their personal relationship...and so does the mystery of where she keeps finding these items.

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Saturday Night/Sunday Morning  
Steppenwolf Theatre Saturday Night/Sunday Morning
 
As the world wages war in 1945, Miss Mary's beauty parlor and boarding house in Memphis, Tenn., is a popular gathering place for local African-American women. Amidst the hustle and bustle of primping and preening, Miss Mary's provides these ladies with the perfect social setting in which to exchange tales of their soldiers overseas. As the war's end looms somewhere on the horizon, these women wrestle with an uncertain future, finding love and friendship in the most unexpected of places. This Chicago premiere of Saturday Night/Sunday Morning continues Prologue Theatre Company's mission to produce untold historical stories from underrepresented voices, expanding understanding in Chicago's theatre community.

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Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England  
Theater Wit Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England
 
Dean Wreen is having a difficult week. Her campus renovations are meeting stiff resistance from the town and her ex has returned to live with her. This complicates her relationship with Andromeda, her new (and much younger) girlfriend. Museums, romance, politics and yes, seven enormous mammoths collide in this academic sex comedy by one of America's most fun and original new playwrights.

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Songs from an Unmade Bed  
Apollo Theater Songs from an Unmade Bed
 
Songs from an Unmade Bed explores the experiences (romantic, sexual and otherwise) of gay men living in the city. Lyricist Mark Campbell worked with eighteen composers (one per song) to create a unique musical revue, accompanied by piano and cello, with gorgeous songs that range from funny, poignant, melancholy and ultimately hopeful about life and love. Songs from an Unmade Bed has previously been presented in New York City (Off-Broadway), Los Angeles and elsewhere; this will be its premiere professional production in Chicago.

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The Sound of Music  
Lyric Opera The Sound of Music
 
Few Broadway musicals are more beloved than The Sound of Music, and now you can see it live in a production by Lyric Opera of Chicago. It's the story of Maria, an aspiring nun who takes a job as governess to the widowed Captain Von Trapp's seven children. As she gradually earns the heart of the family -- and their father -- the Von Trapps are threatened by the rise of the Nazis, and must figure out how to escape Austria. "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "the Lonely Goatherd" and the soaring title song are just a few of the unforgettable melodies in this classic work of musical theater.

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Spark  
Adventure Stage Chicago Spark
 
Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy-the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above. But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught to her. Is Sanctuary the safe haven she has always believed it to be, or a prison built on fear? As sides are chosen and truths shattered, Pan must ultimately decide between the life she knows and the one that is calling to her. Using projections designed by Liviu Pasare to simulate the texting and gaming that is ever-present in Sanctuary's techno-savvy world, this inventive adventure set in the near future is recommended for ages 9 (grade 4) and up

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Sylvia  
Oil Lamp Theater Sylvia
 
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career as a public-school English teacher is offering her more opportunities. One day, Greg brings home a dog he found in the park-or that found him-with only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a significant bone of contention between husband and wife. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

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The Tempest  
Athenaeum Theatre The Tempest
 
Shakespeare's dynamic magical adventure is brought to life through puppetry, masks, movement and music. The brooding sorcerer Prospero commands storms and spirits that he might meddle in the affairs of those that have been drawn by fate to his secluded island. Adapted by the Suitcase Shakespeare Company.

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Thinner Than Water  
The Gift Theatre Thinner Than Water
 
Three estranged half-siblings reunite upon their father's illness in this blood-raw, and wicked comedy-drama about fighting through the thick-and-thin of family.

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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.

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Trash Boy: The Musical!  
The Public House Theatre Trash Boy: The Musical!
 
When the refuse-obsessed Mayor of Fairweather finalizes his anti-garbage campaign, he burns down the town dump. The fire unleashes Trash Boy and lays waste to his home and family. Will the gentle Trash Boy seek revenge? How will the Mayor react when his own daughter falls in love with the boy made of garbage, and what questions will her star athlete boyfriend ask himself? Will the Janitor keep the town from falling into chaos?

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Vatzlav  
Trap Door Theatre Vatzlav
 
Mrozek's Vatzlav is a spoof of the rights of humankind or a manual on what NOT to do with your freedom!

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The Way West  
Steppenwolf Theatre The Way West
 
In a modern-day California town that's seen better days, Mom shares death-defying tales of pioneer crossings with her two squabbling adult daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. Peppered with original prairie songs, this hilarious and heartbreaking play about today's American family explores the mixed blessing of our great frontier spirit, which has fueled both self-delusion and survival.

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The Wild  
Steppenwolf Theatre The Wild
 
Rhythmic, muscular and full of risk, The Wild is the world premiere of a devised laboratory theater performance based on the words of playwright Charles Mee, Dionysian rituals and a pulsing mix of global folk performance. Walkabout Theatre Company examines what happens to people when institutions crumble and deities fail to show up.

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Wit  
Raven Theatre Wit
 
WIT revolves around the story of Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English, a specialist in the metaphysical, life and death themes of John Donne's Holy Sonnets, who finds herself the subject of research designed to try to save her life as she is being treated for stage IV metastatic ovarian cancer. Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.

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Without Trace  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Without Trace
 
In the not-too-distant future, Trace Sullivan goes missing from his family's inner-city apartment, then returns with a case of amnesia that raises more questions than simply where he was. As his war veteran father becomes more paranoid and his mother, a teacher, more worried, the question remains: What happened to Trace? Without Trace was written by Eric Lockley, an up-and-coming playwright who also wrote Blacken The Bubble, and is directed by Carla Stillwell, who also directed 2008's She Calls up the Sun. Lockley describes Without Trace as an entertaining story that comments on the social and political hurdles still present in America, including gun violence and missing children.

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