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T.I.C. TOP LIST - The Highest Rated Shows In Chicago

The "Theatre In Chicago (T.I.C.) Top List" is a list of the top rated plays now running in the Chicago area based on what the current reviews are saying. To see all of the play reviews go to Review Round-Up.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

A groundbreaking audio adaptation of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, a Chicago story about family, community and coming together even when that feels impossible. Julia, a Chicago high school student, navigates the trials and tribulations of following her dreams of becoming a writer alongside the death of her sister, Olga-who might not have been quite as perfect as she seemed. Author of the novel Erika L. Sanchez has created an indelible protagonist in student Julia Reyes, who searches for her truest self while navigating the struggles of adolescence-depression, grief, self-doubt-in addition to the anxieties unique to a child of immigrants with a foot in two very different worlds. Julia is torn between a future limited by the same socioeconomic forces that curtail the opportunities open to her parents and her fervent ambitions to seek a more expansive life for herself as a writer.

Chicago Tribune- Recommended
Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended
Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended
Around The Town Chicago- Recommended
NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended
Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended
Chicago Theater and Arts- Highly Recommended
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Teatro ZinZanni

Of all the Spiegeltents in all the neighborhoods in all of Chicago, she walks into Caesar's joint, where Marco Antonio and his kitchen crew offer up a nightly feast. After 2000 years stuck inside the sarcophagus, will Cleopatra and her entourage find a new empire, true love and the delicious meal that they seek? Will there be love spice in the air? Guests are invited to join veteran comedians Frank Ferrante and Joe DePaul and an amazing cast of aerialists, acrobats, singers and dancers at Teatro ZinZanni to find out. Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune) calls Frank Ferrante's Caesar a performance "with so much wit and heart that you want him to sit down at your table and share your dinner," and one of the Top 10 Performances of the year. Described as the "Kit Kat Klub on acid," Teatro ZinZanni brings to Chicago an international cast of premier entertainers for its anticipated engagement. Teatro ZinZanni's founder Norm Langill will continue to direct the production. The menu will continue to be designed by Chicago's own Debbie Sharpe - The Goddess of The Goddess and Grocer. The included four-course gourmet feast features multiple entree selections, including vegan options. A fabulous la carte cocktail menu, wine & beer list, and special occasion treats round out the dining experience.

Chicago Tribune- Recommended
Chicago Sun Times- Recommended
Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended
Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended
PicksInSix- Highly Recommended
Teatro ZinZanni
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights as they compete in the joust and other tests of skill. Expect lots of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, and displays of extraordinary horsemanship as part of an exciting story set in Medieval Spain.

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended
Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended
Chicago Stage Review- Recommended
Chicagoland Theater Reviews- Recommended
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
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Writers Theatre at Online Stream

A timely story about an African-American living in corporate America that gets let go during the pandemic, becomes an Uber driver and struggles mentally with his sanity while trying to pay bills and keep up with life's obstacles during the pandemic. The play will be filmed at a Los Angeles studio and will be available for streaming exclusively as part of the Writers Theatre 2020-2021 Season from June 9 - July 11, 2021.

Chicago Sun Times- Somewhat Recommended
Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended
Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended
TotalTheater- Highly Recommended
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What is Left, Burns

Steppenwolf Theatre at Online Stream

Two poets separated by age and distance engage in a video call rendezvous after fifteen years. Keith, a distinguished poet and professor of literature is moving towards retirement after a recent divorce from his wife. Ronnie, his younger former lover and mentee, has a New York Times bestselling book and a burgeoning career ahead of him. The two men wade through the connection they once had as they struggle with the desires that still bind them.

Chicago Tribune- Recommended
WTTW- Recommended
Chicago On Stage- Recommended
TotalTheater- Highly Recommended
What is Left, Burns

To see the reviews of all plays go to Review Round-Up.