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Black and Blue Oct 5 - Nov 18, 2018  
MPAACT at The Greenhouse Theater Center Black and Blue
 
Davoe Sexton and Jayson Rabedeau patrol the notorious neighborhood on Chicago's long-neglected south-east side. The area is known to locals as "Terror Town." As veteran cops who "happen to be Black," these men must navigate the streets, the policies of policing and the deeply conflicted roles that they play in the lives of those that they are supposed to "serve and protect." Set in 2016, these officers find themselves at ground zero when long-suppressed evidence surfaces, illuminating an officer-involved shooting on the very streets that they patrol. Over the course of a single day, these officers must confront the most corrosive questions that face African-American officer. Are they Black? Are they Blue? Or are they a volatile mix of Black and Blue? This gripping, timely drama hits the Downstairs Studio stage at the Greenhouse Theater Center.
 
   
La boheme Oct 6 - Jan 25, 2019  
Lyric Opera La boheme
 
Puccini's story of love, loss and the artistic world of 19th-century Paris comes to vibrant life in this stunning production at Lyric Opera of Chicago. A huge hit when it premiered it in 1896, the opera's popularity and power hasn't dimmed since. Featuring strikingly designed sets and costumes, not to mention an exciting cast of singers, including Maria Agresta, Michael Fabiano, Danielle de Niese, Zachary Nelson and more, La boheme finds the poor poet Rodolfo and the painter Marcello drawn into a tangle of love and jealousy after the frail Mimi knocks on their door. These youthful dreamers navigate the complicated maze of romance amid the colorful Bohemian enclaves of the city and its snowy streets, until they realize they can no longer hide from the world's harsh realities.
 
   
Frederick Oct 9 - Nov 12, 2018  
Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station Frederick
 
While other mice are working hard gathering food for the winter, Frederick is daydreaming the summer away. But when dreary weather comes, it is Frederick who has stored up something special to help his companions survive the long cold winter.
 
   
The Walls Of Harrow House Oct 11 - Nov 3, 2018  
Rough House Theater at Chopin Theatre The Walls Of Harrow House
 
You are invited to a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Harrow House, the secluded home and studio of Milton Harrow, the world's most influential and reclusive architect. With no guide but your own instincts, you'll be set loose in the infamous home to discover its secrets, free to pull on whatever threads you encounter and become entangled in the terrifying tale that unspools around you. Through puppetry, environmental and sonic design, Harrow House will bring you face to face with cosmic horrors, nightmarish to behold and yet...uncannily familiar. Harrow House asks: can we not only face our fears, but meet them? Can we find empathy for those who frighten us?
 
   
Frankenstein Oct 11 - Nov 11, 2018  
Remy Bumppo Theatre at Theater Wit Frankenstein
 
Remy Bumppo will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's famous novel, Frankenstein, in a fresh, new adaptation by Nick Dear directed by Remy Bumppo Artistic Assistant Ian Frank. As in the Royal National Theatre's premiere, the duality of human nature will be embodied by two actors who will alternate the roles of the creator and his creature every other performance.
 
   
Warrior Class Oct 11 - Nov 11, 2018  
The Comrades at The Greenhouse Theater Center Warrior Class
 
When Assemblyman Julius Lee makes a bid for Congress, the ghosts of his college days come back to haunt him. Nothing reveals true colors like a sprint to the finish, when friends become enemies and allies can turn on a dime. Warrior Class is a political battle of race, romance, forgiveness, and debt. Award: TCG Edgerton New Play Prize
 
   
Truman and the Birth of Israel Oct 11 - Nov 18, 2018  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Truman and the Birth of Israel
 
The man from Independence who ascended to the presidency after the death of FDR, Harry S. Truman is remembered as a feisty politician who would've filled his Twitter feed with famous remarks like, "You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog." But despite the foreign-policy turmoil he faced at the end of WWII and the beginning of the Cold War, this former Missouri farmer, WWI veteran and Democratic Senator risked it all to support the creation of an independent state of Israel. This Forum Productions play at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center explores how "Give 'em Hell" Harry altered the future of the Jewish people forever.
 
   
It's Only A Play Oct 11 - Nov 11, 2018  
Pride Arts Center - The Broadway It's Only A Play
 
An hilarious send-up of show business and its often-bizarre practitioners, which uses the occasion of a disastrous opening night party to pile one wildly funny comic sequence upon another. IT'S ONLY A PLAY, by the author of such Broadway hits as RAGTIME and KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, premiered off-off-Broadway at the Actors and Directors Theatre in 1982, was produced off-Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1986, and was revived on Broadway in the 2014-15 season, running for over nine months. "This show is without a doubt hilariously, sidesplittingly funny...These are among the funniest lines to roll off a stage in years...IT'S ONLY A PLAY deserves only a rave." -NY Times.
 
   
Gypsy Oct 12 - Nov 25, 2018  
Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts Gypsy
 
Chicago's E. Faye Butler adopts the mantle of Broadway's legendary "stage mother" in this heart wrenching story of a woman who raises her daughters to assume the heights, whether they want to or not, and featuring one of the gold-standard musical scores including "Let Me Entertain You," "Together (Wherever We Go)," "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and others.
 
   
Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! Oct 12 - Oct 14, 2018  
Rosemont Theatre Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!
 
From the moment the curtain rises, parents and children alike will be on their feet dancing along to a pop-infused soundtrack with new Sesame Street friends and live emcees Casey and Caleb. Planning a party isn't easy when everybody has a different idea of fun, but with some help from the audience, it becomes the ultimate reflection of what friendship plus teamwork can accomplish. Party guests will sing along to new and familiar songs, like "I Love Trash" and "C is for Cookie," with Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster; dance to the beat with Elmo; explore a wintry wonderland when Abby Cadabby's magic goes awry; take flight with Big Bird to learn about some of his fabulous feathered friends; and discover new cultures in an interactive Spanish lesson with Rosita. A unique, up-close-and-personal pre-show experience will be offered at an additional charge prior to select performances, allowing families the opportunity to tour the on-stage neighborhood of their favorite, furry friends before they arrive for the main show. The fun doesn't end there. A variety of interactive activities give children the chance to create, discover and learn as they help decorate for the upcoming party.
 
   
Idomeneo Oct 13 - Nov 2, 2018  
Lyric Opera Idomeneo
 
Idomeneo, the King of Crete, makes a promise to the gods he cannot keep in Mozart's dramatic tale of love, jealousy, punishment and redemption, set during the Trojan War. The story follows Idomeneo, who's pledged to sacrifice the first human he meets on shore in exchange for survival at sea. But the first person he encounters turns out to be his own son Idamante, who's become a promising leader in his father's absence and who's caught in a war of affection between the Trojan princess Illia and her Greek counterpart Electra.
 
   
The Golden Girls: Bea Afraid! - The Halloween Edition Oct 13 - Nov 3, 2018  
Hell in a Handbag Productions at Stage 773 The Golden Girls: Bea Afraid! - The Halloween Edition
 
When Sophia starts acting bizarre and scaring the devil out of the girls they have no choice but to seek the services of their local priest, who has never quite encountered a demon like Sophia! Will they be to drive the DEVIL out of Sophia? Would they even notice? Find out all this and more in THE GOLDEN GIRLS: Bea Afraid! - The Halloween Edition
 
   
In The Canyon Oct 16 - Nov 25, 2018  
Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory In The Canyon
 
IN THE CANYON is a new American saga by Calamity West spanning from 2007 to 2067. In an exploration of the present attack on abortion, this world premiere chronicles a story of survival, and imagines the decline of a broken society. When the sun begins to set on a shattered world, the canyon rocks and walls come alive and a story of resistance is birthed.
 
   
Private Peaceful Oct 17 - Nov 11, 2018  
The Greenhouse Theater Center Private Peaceful
 
Private Peaceful is a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War One. The story charts the life of a young soldier, Thomas 'Tommo' Peaceful, a Private played by O'Regan, who faces the firing squad for cowardice. As Tommo sits in his cell waiting for sunrise, he thinks back to some of his fondest memories and reflects on the events that made him the person he is today. Tommo recounts the fact that he and his elder brother Charlie do everything together- such as reminiscing on memories from their schooldays, sleeping and eating, and facing personal problems - they even fell in love with the same girl. But now they have to face the many facets of war together.
 
   
Radio Culture Oct 17 - Dec 2, 2018  
TUTA Theater Chicago at TUTA Theatre Radio Culture
 
Winner of the award for Best Experimental Writing in the Belarus Free Theatre's 2014 International Contest of Contemporary Drama, RADIO CULTURE is a fascinating example of the "New Drama" movement in contemporary Eastern European theater. By examining a single day in the life of a young Belorussian, as if under a microscope, RADIO CULTURE reveals how change can germinate inside of a person even within a culture that resists change at every step. Staged in an intimate installation, TUTA's production takes a subtly profound and unexpected journey around the globe to peer in to our interior worlds, and the irresistible, transformative power of listening.
 
   
Swan Lake Oct 17 - Oct 28, 2018  
The Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium Theatre Swan Lake
 
A ballet in four acts, Wheeldon's modern re-telling transports one of ballet's most famous works to the studios of the Paris Opera during the 19th century, the same era Tchaikovsky composed Swan Lake in Moscow and when a young impressionist named Edgar Degas was on the rise in Paris. The story begins as the dancers of the world's most famed ballet company prepare for opening night. Inspired by the paintings of Degas, this opulent production follows Siegfried, a leading dancer who falls in love with his beautiful partner. When a wicked arts patron threatens to spoil their love, Siegfried is thrust into a world of mystery and wonder, as the line between reality and fantasy suddenly blurs together in unexpected ways.
 
   
Small Mouth Sounds Oct 18 - Dec 9, 2018  
A Red Orchid Theatre Small Mouth Sounds
 
Six urbanites take their troubles to the woods and attempt to work them out at a secluded spiritual retreat. Attendees may not speak for the entire week, clothing is optional at the lake, and beware of bears. The isolating silence collides with the human ache to connect. How do we address life's biggest questions when words fail us? A Chicago premiere that is at once strange and compassionate, awkward and graceful, silly and profound.
 
   

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