Monday October 22 10:14 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


nnouncing Family Theater - PETER PAN at Mercury Theater Chicago

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Bros do Prose puts a fresh new spin on J.M. Barrie’s beloved PETER PAN featuring a cast of two actors at Mercury Theater Chicago (3745 N. Southport Avenue) from November 3 to December 23, 2018.

World Premiere! Greenhouse Theater Center & Forum Productions Present TRUMAN AND THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL October 11 – November 18


The Greenhouse Theater Center and Forum Productions are pleased to present the world premiere of the historical drama TRUMAN AND THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL, written David Cohen (aka William Spatz) and directed by Randy White, playing October 11 – November 18, 2018 in The Greenhouse’s Upstairs Main Stage, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. The press opening is Monday, October 15 at 7:30 pm.

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents the World Premiere of "Scientific Method" October 19th – December 2nd


Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago’s only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the World Premiere of Scientific Method by Jenny Connell Davis, directed by Devon de Mayo, and featuring RTE Member Ashley Neal, with Glenn Obrero, Josh Odor, Courtney Williams and Carmen Roman. Scientific Method runs October 19 – December 2, 2018, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 7:00pm.

First Floor Theater Announces Casting for Chicago Premiere of HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES October 20th – November 17th


First Floor Theater is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm’s wild, social commentary HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES, directed by Mikael Burke. HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES will feature Company Member Andrew Cutler with Jalen Gilbert, Caroline Hendricks, Jayson Lee, Lauren Pizzi Montgomery, Casey Morris, Brian Nelson Jr. and Maggie Scrantom.

Mercury Theater Chicago presents "Pippin" in the Venus Cabaret Theater


Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, is pleased to announce that Stephen Schwartz’s PIPPIN will run from October 11th through November 18th in Venus Cabaret Theater. Press opening is Sunday, October 14th at 7:30pm.

Ten Performances Only! Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: Bea Afraid! – The Halloween Edition


It’s not Halloween without a Handbag show, so Hell in a Handbag Productions’ Artistic Director David Cerda is conjuring up a special treat: THE GOLDEN GIRLS: Bea Afraid! – The Halloween Edition. Directed by Becca Holloway, our heroines return for ten terrifying performances guaranteed to make you wet your adult diaper, October 13 – November 3, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are go on sale shortly at (through Stage 773) or by calling (773) 327-5252. The press opening is Saturday, October 13 at 10:30 pm.

The Artistic Home presents Tom Stoppard's "Rock and Roll"


ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Tom Stoppard’s sprawling 2006 drama is played on a canvas that stretches from Cambridge University to Prague, and from the Prague Spring of 1968 to the Velvet Revolution of 1989, all framed by rock music of the era. Despite the historical and philosophical themes of the play, THE NEW YORK TIMES’ Ben Brantley called it a “triumphantly sentimental.”

SHREK comes to The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences this October


Rediscover the true form of love and friendship with Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay Abaire’s musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation hit, SHREK THE MUSICAL at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from October 5 through December 30, 2018, with a press opening on Saturday October 13 at 10:00 a.m. With its clever and humorous take on classic fairytales, this fun and adventure-filled production will be directed by Scott Weinstein, with choreography by William Carlos Angulo and musical direction by Matt Deitchman.