Wednesday January 17 8:46 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

Babes With Blades "The Good Fight" - English Suffragettes learning Jiu-Jitsu at the turn of the 20th Century

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Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) continues its 20th Anniversary Season: “Origins” with the Chicago premiere of The Good Fight, playing at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., through February 17th. Developed in 2011 through BWBTC’s Fighting Words program under the title Deeds Not Words, the play is written by Anne Bertram, executive director of Theatre Unbound, a Minneapolis/St. Paul company devoted to work by and about women. Elizabeth Lovelady, a Jeff Award-winning artist based in Chicago, directs The Good Fight, which features combat by Violence Designer Gaby Labotka with Assistant Violence Designer Almanya Narula.

Immersive "Southern Gothic" Invites Audience into 1960s Cocktail Party

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Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, “Southern Gothic,” premiering February 7, 2017 in an open-ended engagement. Written by Leslie Liautaud and directed by David H. Bell, “Southern Gothic” gives audiences the opportunity to be a “fly on the wall” at a cocktail party in Ashford, Georgia in the 1960s where four couples gather together to celebrate a birthday.

MUSIC THEATER WORKS Musical Theater Summer Workshops give youth a chance to sing, dance and act this summer

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Music Theater Works is now accepting enrollments for the 2018 Musical Theater Summer Workshop. Young people ages 8 to 13 will learn singing, dancing and acting in preparation for a free public performance, where family and friends are invited to watch them perform a mini-musical. No experience or audition required, and everyone gets a part.

Writers Theatre opens the 2018 tour of The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights

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Writers Theatre opens its 12th annual tour of The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights, written by Yolanda Androzzo, directed by Tyrone Phillips and featuring Jennifer Latimore. A special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day public performance will take place at 10:30am on January 15 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark Street in Chicago. The kickoff event also includes a post-show community discussion. The event is free and open to the public, and audience members will also receive free museum admission for the remainder of the day.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 2017/18 Season continues Full line-up of productions: January – June 2018

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) continues the 2017/18 Season with a full line-up of productions through June 2018.

HURLYBURLY BRINGS THE HOO HA OF THE '80S TO CHICAGO STREET

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Chicago Street Theatre kicks off the new year by bringing the decadence of 1980's Hollywood to life with the opening of David Rabe's dark comedy, Hurlyburly. Performances of this Tony Award-winning play run January 19 through February 3 and will showcase the local theatre's reputation for edgy works that challenge both artists and audiences.Originally produced at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 1984, Hurlyburly took Broadway audiences by storm with Mike Nichols' all-star cast of William Hurt, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Jerry Stiller, Sigourney Weaver, Judith Ivey, Cynthia Nixon.

PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE CONTINUES 2017 – 2018 NEW FACES SERIES WITH NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1959, FEBRUARY 26

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Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second production in its 2017 – 2018 season of Chicago’s hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1959, hosted by Gene Weygandt, directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo with music direction by David Fiorello, Monday, Feb. 26 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie at 7:30 p.m.

Broken Nose Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of KINGDOM March 2 – 31 at The Den Theatre

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Following its hit production of AT THE TABLE, Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of resident playwright Michael Allen Harris’ kitchen sink comedy KINGDOM, directed by Kanome Jones.