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The Merchant Of Venice Oct 17 - Nov 17, 2019  
Invictus Theatre at Pride Arts Center - The Buena The Merchant Of Venice
 
Shakespeare's story of the lender Shylock who proposes collateral of a pound of flesh against a loan will be set in 1938 Italy, when racial laws disenfranchised and discriminated against Italian Jews during the rise of European Fascism. The concept promises to shed new light on a classic story of revenge, justice, and mercy.
 
   
Tippy: Stories From The River Oct 18 - Nov 2, 2019  
The Impostors Theatre Co. at Flat Iron Arts Building Tippy: Stories From The River
 
Night after night, the Fisherman can be seen traveling up and down the Tippecanoe River, searching for the one he loved and lost, a woman called Tippy," Kirk tells his young niece and nephew one fateful summer, like he's done every summer for as long as they can remember. Now grown, Ella and her family - her brother Terrence, her mother Lori, her father Brady, and her aunt Joan - reflect back on the stories Kirk told and the ones they've told themselves. As Kirk's tales flood over the line that separates fable and reality, Ella and her loved ones reconcile with the past, the present, and the unknown.
 
   
Proxy Oct 18 - Nov 24, 2019  
Underscore Theatre Company at The Understudy Proxy
 
Fifteen years ago, when she was a kid, Vanessa was almost murdered by her best friend. Now she is an investigative journalist in a bind, and she decides to do what anyone would do - exploit her personal story by disguising herself and interviewing her childhood best friend and attempted murderer. Vanessa must navigate her estranged family and confront her trauma in the age of going viral. Who has the right to tell our story? When we have been traumatized, how do we pass that pain onto others - and can we ever really heal?
 
   
Spooky Stories of the Season Oct 18 - Oct 19, 2019  
Greenman Theatre Spooky Stories of the Season
 
GreenMan Theatre Troupe's annual presentation of Spooky Stories of the Season is an evening of creepy stories and scary songs geared for adults but also appropriate for older children. This is a great option for youth groups looking for a fun outing. Storytellers are drawn from a workshop program on the art of storytelling offered by GreenMan Theatre in the late summer and early fall. Get in the spirit of the spooky season in Elmhurst this fall!
 
   
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Oct 19 - Nov 24, 2019  
Lifeline Theatre Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
 
While the Primm family is busily moving into their new home on East 88th Street, they are shocked to discover a crocodile in their bathtub! His name is Lyle, he performs tricks, and, oh, he only eats Turkish caviar. The Primm's are quick to welcome Lyle into the family, but not everyone is so thrilled about a crocodile living on the block. Discover the meaning of family in this musical based off the beloved classic by Bernard Waber.
 
   
Sugar In Our Wounds Oct 19 - Nov 23, 2019  
First Floor Theater at The Den Theatre Sugar In Our Wounds
 
On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as war rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take him in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. The award-winning SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS is part of playwright Donja R. Love's trilogy of black love at pivotal moments in history, helmed by Mikael Burke, director of last season's acclaimed production of Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies.
 
   
An Evening With C.S. Lewis Starring David Payne Oct 22 - Nov 3, 2019  
Broadway Playhouse An Evening With C.S. Lewis Starring David Payne
 
The year is 1962 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day. Seated in his living room, he recalls the people and events that inspired his thoughts and shaped his life; of his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles, how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down. David Payne's AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS STARRING DAVID PAYNE has proved to be an enthralling theatrical experience, one which has led many thousands to discover, or rediscover, the continuing impact of a man who died over 50 years ago and whose collected works made him one of the literary giants of the 20th Century.
 
   
Andares Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2019  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Andares
 
Woven from ancestral myths, traditional music and arts, and a three-person narrative, Andares reveals the extraordinary, untold stories of ordinary, humble people who inhabit Mexico's most remote corners. Created by director Hector Flores Komatsu from his personal search to know and understand the original cultures of his homeland, Andares is a moving, fierce denunciation against a present that seems intent upon destroying what was once held as sacred.
 
   
I'm Not A Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce Oct 23 - Dec 1, 2019  
Royal George Theatre I'm Not A Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce
 
An undisputed comic legend, Lenny Bruce was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His life and work have had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and of course, comedy. Bruce's tempestuous personal and professional life was marked by great passion and great pain. His unwavering commitment to free speech led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests. No stranger to Chicago, Bruce was arrested for obscenity for his performance at The Gate of Horn in December 1962. Bruce fought for freedom of speech all the way to the Supreme Court. He died of an accidental overdose in 1966, while out on appeal. Bruce has not yet been surpassed at his particular brand of art and if he were around today, he would be in as much trouble as when he was alive.
 
   
N Oct 24 - Nov 17, 2019  
The Greenhouse Theater Center N
 
Mrs. Page is a 70-year-old, African-American widow; a passionate political conservative who campaigned for Barry Goldwater and strong admirer of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Her guilt for a personal decision involving astrology led her to the decision to never leave her home again. Eddy, a liberal young white struggling actor, is her caregiver. He is cast in show that is a career maker for him. During the rehearsal process the playwright adds the N-Word to the script. Eddy is repulsed by what he considers the offensive and destructive nature of the N-word and refuses to say it - ever, including on stage. Mrs. Page and Eddy learn something from each other and as well as about themselves while Eddy struggles to remain the person he hopes to be. N challenges us to look at the role society has played in shaping our personal, and thus, our national attitudes and prejudices.
 
   
Three Stories Up Oct 24 - Nov 9, 2019  
Theatre in the Dark at 1244 W. Thorndale Three Stories Up
 
In this 80-minute noir mystery performed completely in the dark, Vancouver transit cop Beatrice Dulaurier has found her detective husband's dead body, The police call it a suicide, but Beatrice doesn't buy that explanation. To find the truth, she enlists the help of her late husband's last known informant, a drug runner who carries secrets of his own. The two embark on a hair-raising investigation through the city's colorful characters in search of justice... and revenge. Inspired by hard-boiled paperback novels and the radio mystery plays of the '30s and '40s, it introduces the audience to sadder-but-wiser, hard-boiled detectives and shady characters whose loyalties are never certain.
 
   
Laura and the Sea Oct 25 - Dec 8, 2019  
Rivendell Theatre Laura and the Sea
 
It's company outing day, and Laura, one of the top travel agents of her generation, is having the best/worst day of her life. So much so that she decides to end it all. Afterward, her colleagues try to piece things together on a memorial blog, but how do you mourn someone you didn't know that well? A comedy about depression, or: a treatise on travel agents who don't travel.
 
   
Incomplete Conversations Oct 25 - Nov 23, 2019  
Silent Theatre Company at Tapestry Fellowship Church Incomplete Conversations
 
Silent Theatre Company presents a brand new, site specific, immersive play, Incomplete Conversations. This play will take place in every room of Tapestry Fellowship Church (3824 W. Irving Park) and explores the emotional shockwaves of an unexpected death within a family and a church community. It wrestles with questions of when we ought to speak up, when we ought to keep quiet and how to love people with whom we disagree. To accomplish this exploration, the audience is invited to enter and immerse themselves in multi-dimensional action that will fill up all the spaces in this real church where the family prepares to bury the young pastor, say their goodbyes and maybe find out who killed him.
 
   
Our Town Oct 25 - Nov 17, 2019  
Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure Church Our Town
 
A sweet yet poignant drama that is a microcosm of the life cycle, Our Town portrays the everyday lives of the citizens of the fictional American town Grover's Corners, holding up a mirror to early 20th century life that still speaks volumes of truths about the way we live today.
 
   
Once Upon A One More Time Oct 29 - Dec 1, 2019  
Nederlander Theatre Once Upon A One More Time
 
Once Upon A Time... Cinderella, Snow White, and the other fairytale princesses gather for their book club, when - oh, baby baby! - a rogue fairy godmother drops The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps, spurring a royal revelation. Could there really be more to life than bird-made dresses and true love's kiss? Set to the songs of Britney Spears, the Princess of Pop herself, ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME is an uproarious, irreverent look at the towering challenges, charms, and choices involved in finding that most elusive of endings: Happily Ever After.
 
   
Latin History for Morons Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2019  
Cadillac Palace Theatre Latin History for Morons
 
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son's American history books. John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school history project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latino patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes above and beyond his unique style.
 
   
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.
 
   

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