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Nina or the Fragility of Stuffed Seagulls Apr 24 - May 24, 2020  
Facility Theatre at Prop Theatre Nina or the Fragility of Stuffed Seagulls
 
In Nina, Or: About the fragility of stuffed seagulls , two writers and an actress are stuck in the country house during blizzard as the revolution explodes on the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Will they survive? Will they join the Bolsheviks? Will they write and act ever again? The story of love and a never-ending turmoil of history is built as an extension of Chekhov's Seagull, under the premise that Treplev lived and witnessed the catastrophic changes of the 1917 February Revolution. It is an unexpected tribute to Chekhov, and above all a wonderful comedy.
 
   
Dialogues of the Carmelites Apr 24 - Apr 26, 2020  
Athenaeum Theatre Dialogues of the Carmelites
 
One of the few canonical 20th Century operas, Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites follows the destruction of a cadre of nuns at the hands of the French Revolution, examining the intersection of faith, heroism, and politics. James Setapen conducts a new production, directed by George Cederquist, and performed in French with English supertitles.
 
   
Into the Woods Apr 24 - May 10, 2020  
Big Noise Theatre at Prairie Lakes Theatre Into the Woods
 
Your favorite fairy tales hit the stage for an epic mashup about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, musical ... and a rare modern classic. This Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
 
   
American Mariachi Apr 25 - May 31, 2020  
Goodman Theatre American Mariachi
 
Familia, amor and tradiciόn are at the heart of this hilarious and heartwarming new comedy about the freedom to dream big. Lucha spends her days caring for her ailing mother, but longs to shake up her 1970s home life. When a forgotten record album sparks her mother's memory, Lucha and her cousin strike upon a radical idea: to create an all-female mariachi band. Infused with live mariachi music, this "big-hearted, musical tug at the heartstrings" (Denver Post) reveals how music and love can make just about anything possible.
 
   
As You Like It Apr 30 - Jun 21, 2020  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater As You Like It
 
It's the 1960s, when all you need is love. Free spirits escape a world gone wrong to get back to the land-a place that promises safe harbor from the corrupt ways of the city, but no one is spared here from the hazards of love. The irrepressible Rosalind takes refuge in the forest. So, too, does her love Orlando, with much to learn from the woman of his dreams, now disguised in boy's garb. This high-spirited, music-filled adaptation infuses Shakespeare's comedy with the hit songs of The Beatles-lifting the playwright's timeless verse in beautiful harmony with the immortal music of the "Fab Four." As You Like It is adapted and directed by Daryl Cloran, Artistic Director of Canada's acclaimed Citadel Theatre, and originated at Vancouver's Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.
 
   
Talley's Folly Apr 30 - May 31, 2020  
Theatre At The Center Talley's Folly
 
Talley's Folly, a Pulitzer Prize-winning romantic comedy by Lanford Wilson, tells the story of one night in the lives of two unlikely sweethearts. Matt - bookish, honest, and delightfully funny - tries to allay Sally's fears that her family would never approve of their marriage. With charm and wit, they face their differences while revealing secrets and finding strength in each other. This funny and sweet love story stars real-life sweethearts, Artistic Director Linda Fortunato and Chicago favorite Sean Fortunato.
 
   
The Waystation Apr 30 - May 16, 2020  
The Martin The Waystation
 
THE WAYSTATION explores a place between there and here in a not too distant future. We step into Ash's Waystation, a once-thriving dive bar turned safehouse for those on the run from a government-mandated tithe of firstborn children. The production asks us to reflect on our current times and just how close we are to losing control and choice - and what we owe to one another when we do.
 
   
Shrek the Musical Apr 30 - Jun 13, 2020  
Drury Lane- Oakbrook Shrek the Musical
 
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek! Theatre for Young Audiences productions are 60 minutes with no intermission.
 
   
This Is Only A Test May 1 - May 30, 2020  
Broken Nose Theatre at The Den Theatre This Is Only A Test
 
Nowadays, it could happen anywhere, at any time, and the faculty at Washington High have decided to take "being prepared" to a whole new level: through a series of cutting-edge Active Shooter Drills, their students will be trained on how to fight back, just in case their school is the next to hit the news cycle. But as they're asked to quell violence by responding violently, four teenagers begin to wonder: if we're so prepared, why do we feel even more unsafe?
 
   
Baby Shark Live! May 3  
Rosemont Theatre Baby Shark Live!
 
Baby Shark Live!, the brand new, fully immersive concert experience from Pinkfong and Round Room Live, heads to Rosemont Theatre. The live show is based on Pinkfong's viral earworm and global dance phenomenon, Baby Shark. Fans of all ages will delight as Baby Shark joins up with his friend Pinkfong to take an adventure into the sea, singing and dancing through new and classic songs, including "Five Little Monkeys," "Wheels on the Bus," "Jungle Boogie," "Monkey Banana Dance" and, of course, "Baby Shark!"
 
   
The Rough Guide to the Underworld May 5 - Jun 6, 2020  
Eclectic Full Contact Theatre at Athenaeum Theatre The Rough Guide to the Underworld
 
What fresh Hell is this? It's a travelogue like you've never seen. Mash-up a Ken Burns documentary with scenes cribbed from Sorkin and Mamet. Add commentary from Virgil, Dante and Twain. Infuse it with high-proof music and video. Then blend until frothy and hang on tight: you're taking a ridiculous ride through everyone's favorite mythical anti-destination!
 
   
Mementos Mori May 6 - Jun 14, 2020  
Writers Theatre Mementos Mori
 
When the persona of "Death" unexpectedly finds herself in California, she trades her scythe for an iPhone and wanders Hollywood, "swiping right" on loss and introducing unexpected connections into the otherwise disparate lives of a ghost, a young girl, and an elderly projectionist. This ambitious show uses multiple puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras and three screens to create a live "movie" for the audience. Accompanied by four musicians playing an original score, along with live foley sound effects, the result is a rich mosaic of cinematic storytelling!
 
   
Relentless May 6 - Jun 27, 2020  
TimeLine Theatre Company Relentless
 
Relentless looks at the deep personal secrets we keep to protect the ones we love most. After the death of their mother, two sisters return home to Philadelphia in 1919 to settle her estate. Annelle is a happy socialite desperate to return to the safe illusion of a perfect life with her husband in Boston. Janet is a single, professional nurse, determined to change history and propel Black women to a place of prominence and respect. After discovering a series of diaries left by their late mother, they find themselves confronted with a woman they never really knew, exposing buried truths from the past that are chillingly, explosively Relentless.
 
   
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time May 6 - May 17, 2020  
The Theatre School at DePaul University at Watts Theatre The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
 
Christopher Boone, an inquisitive fifteen-year-old with an exceptional mind, launches an investigation after finding that his neighbor's dog, Wellington, has been killed. Christopher goes on a journey of self-discovery as he travels alone for the first time and learns about the true nature of his mother's whereabouts. Winner of Olivier and Tony Awards, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time explores the complexity and challenges of Christopher's daily life.
 
   
The Gospel at Colonus May 7 - Jun 7, 2020  
Court Theatre The Gospel at Colonus
 
Soulful and stirring, The Gospel at Colonus reimagines the story of Oedipus as the centerpiece of an African American Pentecostal church service. A redemptive celebration, this one-of-a-kind theatrical event breathes new life into a classic myth with a score of powerful gospel music. A bold collaboration from an extraordinary team of artists led by Charles Newell and TaRon Patton, The Gospel at Colonus builds upon the strengths and experiences of its directors to bring this nationally-touring Broadway smash hit to life with new clarity on Chicago's South Side.
 
   
Songs For Nobodies May 7 - Jun 21, 2020  
Northlight Theatre Songs For Nobodies
 
This one-woman tour-de-force celebrates the iconic work of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas. Share in the unexpected encounters between these legendary divas and the ordinary women whose lives were changed by their brush with fame. Featuring such favorites as "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Crazy," and "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do," Songs for Nobodies illuminates the power of song to share a story, heal a heartbreak, and inspire a dream.
 
   
King James May 7 - Jun 21, 2020  
Steppenwolf Theatre King James
 
"King" LeBron James's reign in Cleveland brings promise, prosperity and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three. As the city celebrates a championship, two estranged friends spar in a verbal game of 1 on 1, revealing past secrets, present truths, and a possible future after "The King" has left the building. Steppenwolf, in association with Center Theatre Group, co-presents this world premiere by ensemble member Rajiv Joseph and directed by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. King James will also be produced in Los Angeles as part of Center Theatre Group's 2020/21 season.
 
   

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