Wednesday February 20 12:07 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

The Drama Group presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN

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The Drama Group continues its 88th season with Lorraine Hansberry’s searing and timeless drama, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, directed by Michael Depriest Reed. Performances will be held at The Drama Group’s Studio Theatre on February 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm and matinees on February 17 & 24 at 2:00 pm.

HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 15

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Tickets to Hamilton: The Exhibition will go on sale to the general public at 10AM on Friday, February 15. Hamilton: The Exhibition will premiere in Chicago on April 6, 2019 for a limited engagement through September 8, 2019.

HOW TO CATCH CREATION BY CHRISTINA ANDERSON, APPEARING THROUGH FEBRUARY 24, 2019, IN THE ALBERT THEATRE

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“I’m preparing. I’m expecting. I haven’t figured out the path to creation yet.” Christina Anderson’s bold, imaginative portrait of three artist/intellectual couples exploring personal and professional legacy, How to Catch Creation makes its world premiere at Goodman Theatre.

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents "We Are Proud to Present a Presentation..."

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Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) second play of the 2018-19 season, which asks, “When you feel lost, how do you find your way?” Steppenwolf for Young Adults Artistic Director Hallie Gordon and Gabrielle Randle co-direct We Are Proud to Present A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915, which will include a tour to six Chicago neighborhoods in partnership with Steppenwolf Education City Connections partners, BUILD, Inc, the Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library. Each stop on the tour is open to the public and will include a community workshop, a performance of the play and a post-show discussion.

The Gift Theatre Presents DOUBT: A PARABLE February 27 – March 31, 2019 at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre

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The Gift Theatre is pleased to launch its 18th season with a revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama DOUBT: A PARABLE, presented as a part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series. Directed by Ensemble Member John Gawlik and featuring an all-ensemble cast, DOUBT will play February 27 – March 31, 2019 at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at steppenwolf.org through Steppenwolf Audience Services (1650 N. Halsted St.) or by calling (312) 335-1650. The press opening is Sunday, March 3 at 3:30 pm.

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE '90s MUSICAL tickets on sale now

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Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce tickets for “the ultimate night out” (Entertainment Weekly) CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE ‘90s MUSICAL will go on sale on Wednesday, January 30. The show will play Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St) for a limited two week engagement April 2 – 14, 2019.

Artemisia's staged reading of dramedy REAP THE GROVE set for Friday, March 15 at The Den

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Caity-Shea Violette’s heartbreakingly funny new play is a riveting story about a family of women struggling to reconnect as they react to an unexpected end-of-life decision. This new dramedy was the winner of Artemisia’s 2017 Fall Festival of new plays, earning it this staged reading and finally, a fully staged production by Artemisia in 2020. Artemisia’s Founding Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot will direct the reading, to be performed at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm.

BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER ANNOUNCES 43RD SEASON OF EXCELLENCE: LEGENDS AND LESSONS

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Black Ensemble Theater’s Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 43rd Season of Excellence: Legends and Lessons. The 2019 Season includes tributes to the renowned Gospel great Mahalia Jackson, legendary singer and actress Lena Horne, funk legends from James Brown to The Parliaments, and the legendary Motown artist, American icon and musical genius Stevie Wonder. The season culminates with the return of audience favorite The Other Cinderella. All performances will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago.