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The Tempest  
Midsommer Flight at Various Parks The Tempest
 
Midsommer Flight will mark its 8th year as an Arts Partner in Chicago's parks with The Tempest. The company has an exciting vision to bring the play's mysterious island alive with otherworldly production elements that will mix well with the outdoor environments. One of Shakespeare's best known plays, The Tempest explores youth and age, finding fulfillment, and the circle of life and death. Come early and bring a picnic! All performances are FREE and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. Visit the company website for performance locations
   
Timeless Magic  
Chicago Magic Lounge Timeless Magic
 
Sean Masterson's Timeless Magic is a magic show interwoven with the story of the souvenir coin that his great uncle received from a magician at Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Sean takes his audience on a journey through the "golden age of magic" in his quest to uncover the identity of that anonymous magician. The show brings to life the legendary 19th century magicians immortalized in gorgeous stone lithographic posters lining the walls of the Chicago Magic Lounge. Howard Thurston, Harry Houdini, Harry Blackstone, Chung Ling Soo each passed through the fabled fair and figure into Masterson's tale.
   
Tommy Gun's Garage  
Tommy Gun's Garage Tommy Gun's Garage
 
The restaurant-cabaret presents a Roaring 20s-themed musical comedy revue in a speakeasy seting, with dining and drinking integrated into the show.
   
True West  
Steppenwolf Theatre True West
 
In 1982, Steppenwolf exploded onto the American Theatre scene with its now legendary production of Sam Shepard's True West. This American classic traces the sometimes violent and always volatile relationship of Austin and Lee, estranged brothers who find themselves trapped together in their mother's empty house with not much more than a typewriter and a set of golf clubs. In its first Steppenwolf revival, we re-imagine Shepard's masterpiece through the eyes of our new generation of Steppenwolf artists, with a little help from those who came before.
   
Trump In Space  
Laugh Out Loud Theater Trump In Space
 
STAR TREK meets Sondheim meets BATTLESTAR GALACTICA meets Trump in this battle of good vs evil, ideals vs opportunism, and Trump vs space with music and jazz hands! Set 400 years in the future, this sci-fi absurdist comedy imagines a humanity divided among starships seeking a new home. The left leaning Starship California leads the rebellion against the still-in-power Trump regime led by Captain Natasha Trump (Donald's distant descendant) and the mysterious Executive. Campy political musical comedy in SPACE! Which faction will be the first to reach Polaris IV and establish the New Cosmic Order?
   
The Wizard of Oz  
Chicago Shakespeare Theater The Wizard of Oz
 
Take an unforgettable, 75-minute journey down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz, and share the wonder and delight of live theater with the young people in your life this summer. Dorothy and her trusty pup Toto encounter new friends - including Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion - and face unexpected challenges in the musical stage adaptation of the landmark 1939 MGM film. Be dazzled by the spectacular setting and charmed by its timeless score, featuring such cherished classics as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." After the show, meet the cast in the lobby of Chicago Shakespeare Theater for photos and fun.
   
Women of 4G  
Babes With Blades at Factory Theater Women of 4G
 
This is the Babes first adventure into the world of science fiction as this production takes place 75 years in the future. In Women of 4G, an all-female crew and their male captain depart on what appears to be a routine mission to Mars until the captain is murdered and the real mission comes to light. Part murder mystery, part space thriller, Women of 4G uses a science fiction world to ask questions about women in power as well as their leadership, responsibility and, ultimately, sacrifice.
   
You Can't Fake The Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music)  
Black Ensemble Theater You Can't Fake The Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music)
 
Hop on the "Mothership" as we journey back when Afro's were big, bellbottoms were tight, and the music was out of sight. You Can't Fake the Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music) guides us through a musical genre that is sure to have you groovin' in your seats... Ya' Digg? You Can't Take the Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music) will pay tribute to artists such as Sly and the Family Stone, Ohio Players, Earth Wind and Fire, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Rick James, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic and Bootsy Collins, among others.
   

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