Monday October 22 9:49 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan




Refuge Theater Project is pleased to announce its 2018 – 2019 season including The Last Session, October 25 – December 2 and Hands on a Hardbody, March 29 – May 5, 2019. Artistic Director Christopher Pazdernik will direct both productions. Tickets are $30 each and are now on sale at Details on each production are included below.

The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of FUN HARMLESS WARMACHINE October 3 – November 4, 2018 at The Den Theatre


The New Colony, under the new artistic leadership of Fin Coe* and Stephanie Shum*, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of FUN HARMLESS WARMACHINE, written by Co-Artistic Director Fin Coe* and directed by James Fleming. This kinetic journey down the rabbit hole of online masculinity cults will play October 3 – November 4, 2018 at The New Colony’s resident home, The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at The press opening is Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 pm.

First Folio Theatre’s THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY returns to the Stage this October


A compelling and thrilling story about life and death, love and heartbreak, THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY is returning to the stage this Fall after playing to capacity audiences in 2015. Called "A smart and heartfelt journey!” by The Chicago Tribune, “A masterful take on a master’s work!” by The Daily Herald, and “A perfect storm of theater!” by Chicago Stage Review, Executive Director David Rice’s captivating piece will return for its only engagement for the next five years with previews October 3, opening October 6, and running through November 4.

Raven Theatre Presents CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY October 4 – November 18


Raven Theatre is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Tyrone Phillips. This sharp and boisterous drama about family, faith and revolution will play October 4 – November 18, 2018 on Raven’s 99-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Monday, October 8 at 7:30 pm.

Lifeline KidSeries presents BUNNICULA


Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Bunnicula, a family musical based on the popular children’s book by Deborah and James Howe, with adaptation and lyrics by Lifeline Theatre emeritus ensemble member James Sie, music by Doug Wood, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Anthony Kayer.

About Face Theatre Announces Casting for the Chicago Premiere of THIS BITTER EARTH November 1 – December 8


About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of the poetic and political romance THIS BITTER EARTH, by award winning playwright and McKnight Fellow Harrison David Rivers, directed by Mikael Burke, recipient of the 2017 Princess Grace Award in Theatre.

Third Eye Theatre Ensemble presents the 20th Anniversary Chicago Production of Paula M. Kimper’s "Patience & Sarah"


Third Eye Theatre Ensemble Celebrates Fifth Season with the 20th Anniversary Chicago Production of Paula M. Kimper’s Patience & Sarah: A Pioneering Love Story October 5th – October 21st
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM, Sundays at 3PM
Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago
Tickets: $30, $20 Student tickets with a valid student id

Stage and Screen Actress Linda Gehringer Stars in Dael Orlandersmith's "Lady in Denmark"


Dael Orlandersmith, “an intense poet, writer and intellectual” (Chicago Tribune), brings her newest work, Lady in Denmark, to the Owen Theatre. Reuniting with director Chay Yew (Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, 2012), Orlandersmith’s world premiere production is a reflection on love and adversity starring stage and screen actress Linda Gehringer in a 90-minute solo performance.