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Things That Are Round
Things That Are Round Aug 17 - Aug 28, 2022
Theatre L'Acadie at Facility Theatre

Tetherly, a dentist specializing in existential terror, and Nina, an opera singer who just might be the worst babysitter ever, square off in a strange ballet of truth or dare. But is this a game anyone can even win? "Thelma and Louise" meets "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" On steroids.

Dave Attell
Dave Attell Aug 18 - Aug 20, 2022

Dave Attell is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer, best known as the host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell, which gave him a cult following. He can next be seen in the Hulu series Life & Beth alongside Amy Schumer, Michael Rapaport and Michael Cera. He also appears on Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross, currently streaming on Netflix and HBO's Crashing with Pete Holmes. His stand-up series, Dave Attell's Comedy Underground and his one-hour special, Road Work, were featured on Comedy Central and Road Work is now streaming on Netflix.

Crazy, or Nah?!
Crazy, or Nah?! Aug 18 - Aug 21, 2022

Crazy or Nah?! is something like a one woman show, comedically questioning the lasting effects of emotional and psychological trauma. Using storytelling, poetry, and stand-up comedy, Kellye tells a winding road story exemplifying resilience, finding inner joy, and the importance of introspection in the acceptance of some of life's most challenging ebbs. Named Chicago's Boldest comedian by the Chicago Sun-times, Kellye fully live's up to that title in this latest work. As a 15 year stand up comedy veteran, a known actress, and a graduate of Second City Conservatory; Kellye uses all of her training and experience to create an unforgettable performance which incorporates poetry amongst other unconventional ways to tell an intimate tale.

Elastic Mind
Elastic Mind Aug 18 - Sep 4, 2022

The play follows the life of a young, black couple of artists James & Michelle living in Harlem, New York in the hot summer of 1923. In the midst of the Harlem Renaissance, these two individuals struggle to make it as artists and maintain a healthy relationship while dealing with the pressures of society. They believe moving to Paris may be the solution to their problems.

Call Me Elizabeth
Call Me Elizabeth Aug 20 - Aug 21, 2022

Fresh off her triumph as Best Actress for "Butterfield 8" and recovery from a recent brush with death, Elizabeth Taylor is struggling with her hardest role yet: herself. Through an intimate conversation with her biographer, Call Me Elizabeth examines the movie star's early life, career and loves as she grapples with the culture of celebrity and her place as Hollywood's brightest star.

Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly! Aug 24 - Oct 16, 2022

This musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's hit play The Matchmaker bursts with humor, romance, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. Starring Marriott Theatre favorite Heidi Kettenring (The King & I, Cats, Footloose, Funny Girl). Directed and choreographed by 2-time Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Marriott and Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas, Broadway's Tootsie).

Richard III
Richard III Aug 25 - Oct 15, 2022
Babes With Blades Theatre Company at The Edge Theatre

Aligned with their mission of representing marginalized voices, "BWBTC Shakespeare" specifically features actors of marginalized genders to provide an opportunity for audiences to perceive these classic stories through a new lens. For this production, BWBTC has partnered with UIC's Disability Cultural Center to tell the tale of Richard of Gloucester's rise to power. Casting both disabled and non-disabled actors, this production will not only examine stage combat as a storytelling tool, but interrogate the divide between "regular" theatre and "theatre for the disabled".

Girlfriend
Girlfriend Aug 25 - Sep 25, 2022

Set in Nebraska in the '90s, Will, a bit of a social outcast, and Mike, the popular baseball player, figure out that there is more to life than what high school has taught them. Days after graduation they explore their relationship and begin to ask themselves where their lives begin.

National Merit
National Merit Aug 25 - Sep 25, 2022
Boho Theatre at Theater Wit

In National Merit, seven students embark on an intensive PSAT prep program in the hopes to become National Merit Scholars. As the pressure rises, these high school juniors question what it means to achieve National Merit status, who gets to achieve it, and what it costs. With humor and heart, playwright Valen-Marie Santos scrutinizes academic achievement, socioeconomic privilege, and racial injustice within a private school setting.

Hay Fever
Hay Fever Aug 26 - Oct 9, 2022

Noel Coward's farcical comedy of manners, first produced in 1925. The four eccentric members of the Bliss family each invite a guest to spend the weekend in their English country house. The self-centred behaviour of the hosts finally drives their guests to flee while the Blisses are so engaged in a family row that they do not notice their guests' furtive departure.

The Wild Party
The Wild Party Aug 26 - Sep 25, 2022
Blank Theatre at Reginald Vaughn Theater

THE WILD PARTY goes back to 1920's New York City, where a pair of lovers throw a wild, wild party. Ready to break all the rules, the colorful cast of characters are determined to have the best night of their lives, as jealousies rise and the threat of violence looms. This jazz age musical tells a story of excess with some of the greatest songs of contemporary musical theatre.

Miss Holmes Returns
Miss Holmes Returns Aug 26 - Oct 16, 2022

Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson are back on the case! After a string of successes in assisting Scotland Yard, a seemingly clear-cut murder case finds itself at the detective's feet. The powers that be know for certain the murderer was a young woman of immigrant heritage, but Holmes and Watson aren't as sure. Can they find the truth before the authorities catch and convict their suspect? The game is afoot in this provocative Midwest premiere sequel to the hit play Miss Holmes, based on familiar characters from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Chagall In School
Chagall In School Aug 26 - Oct 8, 2022
Grippo Stage Company at Theater Wit

It's 1920, a few years after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and Marc Chagall is asked to head a school for artists in his Russian hometown of Vitebsk. By gathering together other noted artists of the time including Yuri Pen, Vera Ermolaeva and El Lissitsky and with the support of his loving wife, Berta, Chagall endeavors to realize his dream of a free school for anyone who wishes to explore their artistic aspirations. His goals are quickly complicated by the clash of personalities and differences between these artists, as well as Chagall's own inherent inability to take on the role of a stern administrator. When the most impressive artist of the time, Kazimir Malevich, arrives to join the faculty, the artistic soul of the school and Chagall's own future as an artist are contested.

Southern Gothic
Southern Gothic Aug 31 - Nov 30, 2022

It's 1960. Ashford, Georgia. Tom Collins is the drink of choice. Dean Martin's on the radio. Everyone's driving a Cadillac, and Suzanne Wellington is about to turn 40. Four couples gather to celebrate the big day -- old college buddies who've known one another for decades. But even best friends keep secrets, and over the course of this evening's party, a few of those are bound to be revealed ... from a political scandal, to a hidden pregnancy, a secret love affair, and a business' corruption. Come to Chicago's Windy City Playhouse, explore, and be a fly on the wall for all the juicy drama of Southern Gothic. Mad Men meets Desperate Housewives in this one-of-kind, voyeuristic theater.

Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express Aug 31 - Oct 23, 2022

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The next morning, an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on famed detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer before they strike again. Ken Ludwig's witty and gripping adaptation of Agatha Christie's timeless murder mystery will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls Aug 31 - Oct 16, 2022

It's the 1960s where the sound of Motown is on the rise. Meet the Dreamettes, Effie, Deena and Lorrell, three women trying to break their way onto the music scene. When car salesman Curtis Taylor Jr. signs the trio to a record label, he sets in motion a series of events that will forever change their lives, for better and for worse. Join the Dreamgirls as they navigate the highs and lows of life, love and fame. And remember, all you gotta do is dream.

The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington
The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington Sep 1 - Oct 9, 2022

The recently widowed "Mother of America" lies alone in her Mount Vernon bed, ravaged by illness and attended to by the very same enslaved people who will be free the moment she dies. The form-shifting fever dream that follows takes us deep into the uncomfortable and horrific ramifications of this country's original sin. Dizzying and fantastical, this skewering Chicago premiere from James Ijames' daring voice puts the American myth on trial.