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The Csardas Princess  
Stage 773 The Csardas Princess
 
As part of our Reclaimed Voices Series, we are thrilled to be present Emmerich Kalman's The Csardas Princess. Despite its popularity in Europe and Russia, this stunning work has been largely ignored in this country. Why the neglect? One cannot ignore the politics surrounding the two world wars, as well as the trend away from anything that reminded the public of old-fashioned Viennese romanticism.
   
The Customer Is Always Right?  
Annoyance Theatre The Customer Is Always Right?
 
Improv and customer service come together in this show that follows the lives of particularly difficult customers. Real life customer service employees will tell the stories of their worst and most awkward customer interactions and then our improv team will take that story and develop a show about how that terribly awkward customer interacts with the rest of the world. Let go of your work stress and laugh away your own painful customer service experiences.
   
Daughters of Ire  
Oak Park Festival Theatre at Open Door Theater Daughters of Ire
 
Savanna Rae has crafted a script that's biting, fierce, hilarious, sexy, and unsentimental-not to mention full of contradictions and incisive feminist political and cultural analysis. At first glance one might ask: what is the relationship between women of ancient Irish myth and contemporary social justice? With Daughters of Ire, Rae illustrates the powerful link between how we construct women of the past (fictional and actual) and how we imagine possibilities for self-identifying women in the future.
   
Dream Freaks Fall From Space  
Second City Dream Freaks Fall From Space
 
Dream Freaks Fall from Space holds a funhouse mirror up to the already bizarre times in which we're living. The powerhouse cast delivers a show that's surreal, musical, maniacal, and utterly entertaining all at the same time. You'll fall for this other-worldly adventure that's unlike any other show on the planet!
   
Drink! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game  
Cornservatory Drink! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game
 
Corn Productions is celebrating its 21st birthday by introducing an all new, original BYOB sketch comedy show. "DRINK!" will feature original, comedic sketches by Corn Production writers with a new drinking game for every sketch. The seven person ensemble is aided by a luminescent "DRINK!" sign to help the audience follow along in the fun.
   
Everybody  
Brown Paper Box Co. at Pride Arts Center - The Buena Everybody
 
This modern riff on the medieval morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from the cast via lottery at each performance) as they question and explore life's most basic and universal elements of death, love, friendship, family, God. etc. Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, An Octoroon) bases EVERYBODY on the 15th century morality play that instructs sinners on how to repent and seek redemption.
   
F*cking Men  
Pride Arts Center - The Broadway F*cking Men
 
In this present-day updating of Schnitzler's LA RONDE by Joe DiPietro (MEMPHIS, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE), ten men - a hustler, soldier, two college students, businessman and his husband, an adult film actor, a movie star, his agent and a playwright - all have physical and emotional desires to connect.
   
Gaslight District  
Second City Gaslight District
 
From aliens to the alienated, savage roasts to distorted boasts, The Second City e.t.c.'s 42 revue invites you along on a frenzied frolic that translates our modern world into the common language of laughter. Clear your mind, open your eyes and hail one wild rideshare to a place where the truth isn't just out there, it's waaaay out there.
   
The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2  
Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2
 
When THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES debuted in June 2017, it was supposed to be a short summer treat for Handbag audiences, but quickly turned into one of the biggest hits in the company's history. Now, these lovely women from the classic TV sitcom return with new stories of friendship, love and cheesecake - all with the Handbag twist audiences have come to love! The all new episodes include Machiavellian mayhem when Dorothy, Rose and Blanche are all nominated for Women of the Year by the Miami Women's Auxiliary League; Sophia's mysterious part-time job; and a deep dark secret from Rose's past that shocks the girls to their core!
   
Guards at the Taj  
Steppenwolf Theatre Guards at the Taj
 
India 1648. The dawn will reveal for the first time the extraordinary beauty of the Taj Mahal, built as a tribute to the ruler who demanded its construction. But for two hapless imperial guards, the morning light brings with it an unspeakable task that will shake their faith in God, the empire and their lifelong friendship. This boldly funny and deeply moving play examines the true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence in a world that confuses the value of both.
   
Hamilton  
CIBC Theatre Hamilton
 
A new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
   
Hamlet  
The Gift Theatre Hamlet
 
After the death of his dad, a young black man named Hamlet returns home to grieve and seek revenge. Fighting against the injustice of his father's murder and the powers that want him out of the picture, Hamlet quickly loses power and sanity.
   
Haymarket  
Underscore Theatre at The Den Theatre Haymarket
 
Based on historical events, HAYMARKET tells the dramatic story of labor unrest in Chicago, 1886, where striking workers clashed with a brutal police force, resulting in an act of terror, a corrupt trial and the death of five innocent men. Told by a cast of twelve actor-instrumentalists, HAYMARKET is a folk, bluegrass and Americana adventure, led by Lucy Parsons, the African American firebrand and wife of one of the accused anarchists.
   
Heartbreak Hotel  
Broadway Playhouse Heartbreak Hotel
 
From the creator of the Tony Award-winning smash-hit Million Dollar Quartet, HEARTBREAK HOTEL is a record-breaking musical, selling out at its world premiere at the historic Ogunquit Playhouse. This prequel to Million Dollar Quartet follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his bourgeoning career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives. As Elvis' career skyrockets, both lifting and shattering the lives of those he loves, a secret love story is revealed, a betrayal is discovered, and "Colonel" Tom Parker changes the course of history, all in just 18 short months.
   
The Hero's Wife  
16th Street Theater at Berwyn Cultural Center The Hero's Wife
 
Karyssa doesn't tell Cameron what he does to her at night, believing his night terrors may provide a window into her retired Navy SEAL husband. During the day, they negotiate dinner, career, gun safety and video games, as he crafts a post Special Ops identity. At night, he is more available yet more dangerous, affording opportunities to know him if she risks enough.
   
Improvised Dungeons and Dragons  
Out On A Whim at Otherworld Theatre Improvised Dungeons and Dragons
 
Out On A Whim brings classic table top RPGs to life in this 90 minute improvised show! Each week, the audience selects a core cast of adventurers to embark on an epic quest guided by a guest Dungeon Master! Watch as our heroes endure triumph and tragedy, romance and revenge, all while reckoning with the whims of the almighty D20!
   
The Infinite Wrench  
Neo-Futurists The Infinite Wrench
 
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different-some are funny, others profound. Some are elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or put to song. All of the plays are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is The Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to the present audience, including those unreached or unmoved by other types of theater.
   

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