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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Oct 30 - Nov 27, 2019  
Chicago Kids Company at Beverly Arts Center Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Queen has banished Snow White to the woods out of jealousy for her stepdaughter’s beauty. Once there, Snow White discovers that there are plenty of kind friends in the forest, including seven silly dwarfs and a handsome prince. Can Snow White and her new pals overcome the jealous Queen? All CKC shows feature plenty of audience participation and run for one hour with no intermission. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is targeted for children ages 2 to 8.
Packing Oct 31 - Dec 7, 2019  
About Face Theatre at Theater Wit Packing
Half of discovering who you are is finding where you belong. PACKING, a solo performance from writer/performer Scott Bradley (Alien Queen, Carpenters Halloween, We Three Lizas), is the tale of a genderqueer vagabond leaving small-town Iowa on a three-decade long odyssey, continually reinventing himself through new identities across multiple cities. His journey captures a snapshot of recent history through personal accounts of assaults, addictions, the plague years of the AIDS crisis and the fight for marriage equality. Combining personal memoir, historical record, popular music, and ancestral frontier stories, Bradley's story illuminates the deeply personal LGBTQ struggles too-often erased from U.S. history.
Romeo and Juliet Oct 31 - Dec 22, 2019  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Romeo and Juliet
A city, two families, and a hatred so old that no one remembers its cause. Defying every boundary forged from their families' enmity, Romeo and Juliet fall in love. In a society torn apart by hate, Shakespeare sets his immortal tale of love and senseless tragedy. For Chicago Shakespeare Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, now is the time to direct her first Romeo and Juliet, as Chicago awaits her vision for the most famous love story of all time.
Hoodoo Love Oct 31 - Dec 15, 2019  
Raven Theatre Hoodoo Love
A young woman named Toulou arrives in depression-era Memphis with dreams of becoming a blues singer. Almost immediately, she falls in love with a rambling musician named Ace of Spades while her born-again brother, Jib, is hot on her heels. Desperate to claim Ace's love for herself, Toulou lays a hex on him with the help of a Hoodoo practitioner, setting in motion a devastating chain of events.
Stay on the Line Oct 31 - Nov 16, 2019  
The Martin Stay on the Line
STAY ON THE LINE returns for it's third year in a row to explore the theme of Waiting. Followed by two years of sold out runs, collaborators Whitney LaMora, Nicole Faust and Emily Sharp bring you nine new possible storylines for a unique Halloween season experience. Each audience experience includes two ten minute plays in a closed off & immersive space within the walls of The Martin, a flexible event & performance space co-founded by LaMora. The creators ensure that should you enjoy the evening with a friend coming before or after you will experience different storylines than they do- and should you return you will have a new experience as well.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Christmas Pantomime Nov 1 - Jan 26, 2020  
Lookingglass Theatre The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Christmas Pantomime
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses, Treasure Island) fashions an extravagant and exhilarating spectacle. The unlikely adventure of a little tin soldier, brimming with love and unblinking bravery, is infused with Zimmerman's dazzling blend of storytelling through image and movement, accompanied by live musicians. Unsuspecting travelers make unexpected discoveries in this luminous tale, destined to enchant any and all of us not made of tin.
Jurassic World Live Tour Nov 1 - Nov 3, 2019  
Allstate Arena Jurassic World Live Tour
With unrivaled arena production quality, Jurassic World comes to life against a backdrop of captivating scenery where dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including fan-favorite Velociraptor Blue and a Tyrannosaurus rex more than 40 feet in length, take center stage. The production features more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, each custom built with the latest technology, scientific precision and Hollywood studio quality. With scale, speed and ferocity, the animatronic and performer-operated dinosaurs deliver colossal, edge-of-your-seat, live entertainment unlike any other dinosaur experience.
The Suffrage Plays Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2019  
Artemisia Theatre at The Den Theatre The Suffrage Plays
Artemisia celebrates the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with THE SUFFRAGE PLAYS, an evening of three one-act comedies focused on the importance of voting rights for women. Artemisia will offer post-show discussions at selected performances to examine the history of voting rights and the impact of one person - one vote on the 2020 presidential election.
TRU Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2019  
Gosz & Fotos at Stage 773 TRU
TRU shines a light into the life of Truman, a man living with mental illness personified as a toxic relationship with the manipulative Her. New to the neighborhood, Isla is an artist seeking to rekindle her lost passion and overcome her anxieties. Their paths meet through a shared loss and Truman and Isla are left to confront their personal struggles together. With the help of those around them, both set out in search of their guiding light.
My Life Is A Country Song Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2019  
New American Folk Theatre at Chief O'Neill's My Life Is A Country Song
It's 1980 in Greenville, South Carolina and Donna has found herself in a country song cliche - she left her abusive husband, moved into a house of her own, and for the first time is in control of her life. But the trauma of her past keeps haunting her and Donna finds that her life is becoming a song she's heard too many times. This actor-musician based musical tells the story of moving on after a failed marriage and the support system that can come from good friends and family. With Donna at the lead, a country band takes you through her lessons of redemption and hope.
Who Poke-Murdered Red? - Gotta Catch 'Em! Nov 1 - Nov 22, 2019  
Clown Car at Stage 773 Who Poke-Murdered Red? - Gotta Catch 'Em!
Welcome to the wonderful world of Pokemon, where ten year old kids freely roam the land in search of everyone's favorite high-powered, nostalgic monsters! But things quickly turn tragic when Trainer Red is murdered in the middle of his own League Championship crowning ceremony - and no one knows who did it! Was it the kindly Professor Oak? Or the crime boss Giovanni, who has a fondness for cats? Or maybe it was one of the other trainers? Who could it be? Everyone turn your hats backwards...we have a lot of work ahead of us to solve this murder!
Dead Man Walking Nov 2 - Nov 22, 2019  
Lyric Opera Dead Man Walking
A young couple is brutally killed, and the convicted murderer, Joseph De Rocher, sits on death row. Sister Helen Prejean agrees to be his spiritual adviser. As she meets his family, and the families of his victims, she begins questioning every attitude she has about how human beings treat each other. Based on real-life events, Jake Heggie's music and Terrence McNally's libretto explore the nature of friendship and forgiveness in the most profound ways. Hugely acclaimed in major houses internationally, Dead Man Walking is widely acknowledged as one of the most riveting operas of the 21st century. It simply demands to be seen - so don't miss this performance at Chicago's Lyric Opera House.
Old Ringers Nov 2 - Nov 17, 2019  
2nd Act Players at Northminster Presbyterian Church Old Ringers
Meet four best friends of a certain age whose friendship buoys them through life's ups and downs. But when retirement and an economic downturn threaten their lifestyles, they scramble to find a creative solution. One wrong phone call and encouragement from their accountant sends them on a bold new business venture - doing phone sex from one of their apartments. Mix in a serious-minded daughter and a local cop, and you've got a winning recipe for love and laughter.
The Niceties Nov 6 - Dec 8, 2019  
Writers Theatre The Niceties
In The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess, an accomplished Ivy League professor holds routine office hours with an ambitious young student to discuss her thesis: if history is written by the victors, who tells the story of the oppressed? Before long, quibbles over vocabulary and Wikipedia citations turn into a dangerous debate as both women passionately defend their perspective and their personal worldview-until one of them puts everything on the line to make her case.
Rutherford and Son Nov 6 - Jan 12, 2020  
TimeLine Theatre Company Rutherford and Son
In the industrial north of England in 1912, the patriarch of the Rutherford family has spent decades building a respected glass works company to pass on to his children, without any say from them. Caught between passion, purpose, and expectation, John, Richard, and Janet struggle to break free from an oppressive and narrow-minded father dead set on writing their stories himself. Less entangled by these family expectations and with ambitions to give her son the life he deserves, John's young wife Mary is determined to upend the cycle, whatever it takes. Playing on the conventions of the period with wit and creative edge, Sowerby challenges audiences, then and now, to question if our "place" in life should be anything but what we ourselves determine it to be.
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe Nov 6 - Nov 10, 2019  
Stage 773 An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe is alive and well...somehow. And he is ready to give the people what they desire including dramatic recitations of The Raven, Tell Tale Heart, Premature Burial and more. Afterwards, Mr. Poe will take questions from the audience about his life and works. Already a successful show in the Pacific Northwest, catch An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe's Chicago debut!
Oedipus Rex Nov 7 - Dec 8, 2019  
Court Theatre Oedipus Rex
Oedipus seeks to cure his city of a mysterious plague by discovering the murderer of the former king. Captivating and cathartic, Sophocles' seminal Greek tragedy brings to light enduring questions of identity, fate, and free will that reverberate in startling ways in the 21st century. Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell helms this production which begins Court's Oedipus Trilogy, honoring the foundations of drama and Founding Artistic Director Nicholas Rudall's vision for the way Court Theatre would invigorate the classic canon.

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