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Theater

The Artistic Home's THE MAIDS to be performed with drag artists in title roles - June 22 - July 14

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The Artistic Home has announced a summer production of Jean Genet’s THE MAIDS. Genet’s subversive drama in which two maids fantasize killing their mistress was inspired by a real-life murder committed by two sisters working as maids who killed their employer and her daughter. In the play, the maids construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. The focus of their role-playing is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying both sides of the power divide.

Broken Nose Theatre Announces Casting for THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION June 2 – 30 at the Den

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Broken Nose Theatre, recipient of the 2018 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, is pleased to announce casting for Sam Chanse’s contemplative new drama THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION, directed by company member Jen Poulin*

A Chicago Shakespeare WorldStage Presentation Ireland’s Druid Theatre Company - "Waiting for Godot"

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater welcomes back Ireland’s Druid theatre company—“one of the world’s greatest acting ensembles” (The Guardian)—with its critically acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece, Waiting for Godot. Staged by Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes, the production will be presented for a limited engagement in the Courtyard Theater as part of WorldStage at Chicago Shakespeare, May 23–June 3, 2018.

BoHo Theatre presents "A Little Night Music" through July 8th

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BoHo Theatre continues its 2018 season with Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s classic musical A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT. Intimately staged with a focus on character and relationships, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC challenges audiences and artists alike with its complex musicality and darkly comedic themes of love and longing.

Chimera Ensemble presents the US Premiere of "DON’T SMOKE IN BED"

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Chimera Ensemble is proud to present the US Premiere of DON’T SMOKE IN BED, written by award-winning playwright Aurin Squire, and directed by acclaimed director Chika Ike. The production will go up June 15 - July 8 in The Pentagon Theater at Collaboraction Studios in The Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60622. There will be one preview on Friday, June 15 at 7:30 pm. Opening night, followed by a reception, will be Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 pm.

The Artistic Home Announces 2018-19 Season

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2018-19 season to include Chicago premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s ADA AND THE ENGINE and overdue Chicago revivals of Tom Stoppard’s ROCK ‘N’ ROLL and Rod Serling’s REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT

Midwest Premiere! About Face Theatre Presents BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

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About Face Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of Bryna Turner’s comedy BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, based on the true story of revolutionary academics and lovers Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks. Directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm*, BULL IN A CHINA SHOP will play May 24 – June 30, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, May 31 at 7:30 pm.

Goodman Theatre's "2666" Now Streaming World-Wide

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From internationally-celebrated novel, to world-premiere stage adaptation, to groundbreaking online event. Late Chilean author/poet Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, co-adapted and co-directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls and Chicago-based playwright Seth Bockley, is now streaming at www.GoodmanTheatre.org/Watch2666 —accessible completely free of charge.