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What's Happening in Local Theater

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Press Openings:

October 19th, "A Swell in the Ground" The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. FYI (773) 283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org.

October 20th, "The House of Bernarda Alba" Saint Sebastian Players, St. Bonaventure Church, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7922 or www.saintsebastianplayers.org.

October 20th, "The Last Days of the Commune" Prop Theatre, 3502 N. Elston, Chicago. FYI (773) 742-5420 or www.propthtr.org.

Now Playing in Indiana:

October 20th through 22nd, "Heathers, The Musical" (High School Edition), Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE), Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond. FYI 219-937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.

October 20th, 22nd, 29th, "She Can Have Her Cake and Eat It Too" Dinner Theater, L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group, Great Oaks, 13109 S. Sicker Ave., Cedar Lake. FYI angielctg@gmail.com.

Through October 29th, "Hair" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 Chicago Street, Valparaiso. FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.

October 20th through November 12th, "Mark of Cain" Beatniks on Conkey, 418/420 Conkey Street, Hammond. FYI (219) 852-0848 or www.beatniksonconkey.com.

Now Playing in Illinois:

Through October 21st, "The Crucible" Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA), Downstairs Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

Through October 21st, "United Flight 232" House Theatre of Chicago, Chopin Theatre’s Upstairs Theater, 1543 W. Division St, Chicago. FYI (773) 769-3832 or www.thehousetheatre.com.

October 19th, 20th, 21st, PEACEBOOK Festival, Collaboraction, PEACEBOOK Northwest Side/Hermosa, Kelyvn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 226-9633 or www.collaboraction.org.

Through October 22nd, World Premiere, "The Legend of Georgia McBride" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

Through October 22nd, "Building the Wall" Stage Left Theatre, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago. FYI (773) 935-6875 or www.athenaeumtheatre.com.

Through October 22nd, "Perfect Arrangement" Pride Films and Plays, Pride Arts Center - The Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (800) 737-0984 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

Through October 22nd, World Premiere, "The Civility of Albert Cashier" Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI www.albertcashierthemusical.com or www.stage773.com.

Through October 22nd, "A View from the Bridge" Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

Through October 23rd, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" Quest Theatre Ensemble, The Blue Theater, 1609 W. Gregory Avenue, Chicago. FYI www.questensemble.org.

Through October 29th, "Amarillo" Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, Destinos, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Navy Pier, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

Through October 29th, "Giselle" Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago. FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.Joffrey.org.

Through October 29th "Les Miserables" Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Through October 29th, "Sylvester: or the Wicked Uncle" Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

Through October 29th, "Million Dollar Quartet" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

Through October 29th, "A New Brain" Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, No Exit Café, 6970 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (800) 595-4849 or www.theo-u.com.

Through October 29th, “GHOSTS & zombies” Akvavit Theatre, Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice, Chicago. FYI www.chicagonordic.org.

Through October 29th, "Light Up The Sky" Citadel Theatre Company, 300 South Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. FYI (847) 735-8554 or www.citadeltheatre.org.

Through October 29th, World Premiere, "The Making of a Modern Folk Hero" Other Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. FYI www.TheOtherTheatreCompany.com.

Through October 29th, International Latino Theater Festival, various theaters across Chicago. FYI www.clata.org.

Through October 29th, "Blue/Orange" Runcible Theatre Company, Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago. FYI (312) 988-9000 or
www.theroyalgeorgetheatre.com

Through October 31st, Chicago Premiere, "The Heavens are Hung in Black" Shattered Globe Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.shatteredglobe.org.

Trough November 1st, DIRECTORS HAVEN featuring work by Kristen Johnson, Ian Martin and Lexi Saunders, Haven Theatre, The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.haventheatrechicago.com.

Through November 3rd, "Rigoletto" Lyric Opera of Chicago, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

October 20th through November 3rd, "Rigoletto" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

Through November 4th, Midwest Premiere, "The Oregon Trail" Halcyon Theatre, in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 413-0454 or www.halcyontheatre.org.

Through November 4th, "Into the Woods" Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 West Campbell Street, Arlington Heights. FYI (847) 577-2121 or www.metropolisarts.com.

Through November 4th, World Premiere, "Two Mile Hollow" First Floor Theater, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.firstfloortheater.com.

Through November 4th, World Premiere, "Alias Grace" Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 334-7728 or www.RivendellTheatre.org.

Through November 5th, Chicago Premiere, "The Rembrandt" Upstairs Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

Through November 5th, Midwest Premiere, "Foxfinder" Interrobang Theatre Project, The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. FYI www.interrobangtheatreproject.org.

Through November 5th, World Premiere, "Punk" The New Colony, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. FYI www.thenewcolony.org.

Through November 5th, World Premiere, "The Man-Beast" First Folio Theatre, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st St., off Rt. 83, Oak Brook. FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.

Through November 5th, "Dracula - A Play" Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 325-1700 or www.mercurytheaterchicago.com.

October 20th through November 5th, "With Blood, With Ink" Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, Chicago. FYI www.thirdeyete.org.

Through November 6th, "Devil's Disciple" ShawChicago, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

Through November 9th, "Flanagan's Wake" Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 391-0404 or www.ChicagoTheaterWorks.com.

Through November 11th, World Premiere, "Bewildered" Hell in a Handbag Productions, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

Through November 11th, "The Invisible Hand' Steep Theatre, 1115 West Berwyn Avenue, Chicago. FYI 866-811-4111 or www.steeptheatre.com

Through November 11th, "Rip, After Dark" Hell in a Handbag Productions, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

**** Through November 12th, "A Year with Frog and Toad" Chicago Children's Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine St., Chicago. FYI (872) 222-9555 or www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

Through November 12th, "His Greatness" The Buena, Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (800) 737-0984 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

Through November 12th, "The Audience" TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 281-8463 or www.timelinetheatre.com.

Through November 12th, "The Taming of the Shrew" Courtyard Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

Through November 12th, Chicago Premiere, "Choir Boy" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

Through November 12th, "The Skin Of Our Teeth" Remy Bumppo Theatre, The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.remybumppo.org.

October 20th through November 12th, "The House of Bernarda Alba" Saint Sebastian Players, St. Bonaventure Church, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7922 or www.saintsebastianplayers.org.

Through November 18th, "Tangles & Plagues" The Neo-Futurists, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster) , Chicago. FYI (773) 275-5255 or www.neofuturists.org.

Through November 19th, "Evening at the Talk House' A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago. FYI (312) 943-8722 or
www.aredorchidtheatre.org

Through November 19th, "Billy Elliott" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

Through November 19th, "The Harlem Renaissance" Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.

Through November 19th, "Carrie 2: The Rage (An Unauthorized Musical Parody)" Underscore Theatre Company, The Arkham, 4609 N Clark St., Chicago. FYI www.underscoretheatre.org.

Through November 19th, "Fun Home" Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org.

October 20th through November 19th, "Yasmina's Necklace, Owen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

October 20th through November 19th, "Don't Look Back/Must Look Back" Pivot Arts, Chinese Mutual Aid Association, 1016 W. Argyle St., Chicago. FYI www.pivotarts.org/events/.

October 20th through November 19th, "The Last Days of the Commune" Prop Theatre, 3502 N. Elston, Chicago. FYI (773) 742-5420 or www.propthtr.org.

October 20th through November 26th, "Marisol" Promethean Theatre Ensemble, Raven Theatre West Stage, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. FYI boxoffice@prometheantheatre.org.

**** October 21st through November 26th, 'Arnie The Doughnut" KidSeries, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

Through December 10th, "Becky Shaw" Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.

Through December 10th, "A Swell in the Ground" The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. FYI (773) 283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org.

October 21st through December 10th, "Marie Christine" BoHo Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or www.BoHoTheatre.com.

Through December 17th, "The Infinite Wrench" Neo-Futurists, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 878-4557 or www.neofuturists.org.

Through December 17th, "Quixote: On the Conquest of Self", Writers Theatre, Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

**** Through December 31st, "Mother Goose’s Garden" Ages 0-5, Emerald City Theatre, Emerald City’s Little Theatre, 2933 N. Southport, Chicago. FYI www.emeraldcitytheatre.com.

Through January 14th, "Hard Times" Lookingglass Theatre in Association with The Actors Gymnasium, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/.

Through April 29th, 2018, "Hamilton" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

Open Run, "Tony & Tina's Wedding" Chicago Theater Works, Resurrection Church, 3309 North Seminary Ave., Reception at Vinnie Black’s Colosseum, 1113 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 391-0404, www.tonylovestina.com/ or www.ChicagoTheaterWorks.com.

Open Run, "VAMP" A Music Comedy Drinking Show, MCL Chicago, 3110 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago. FYI (773) 610-5930 or www.mclchicago.com/vamp.html.

Open Run, "Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno" e.t.c. Stage, Second City, 1616 N. Wells St., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

Open Run, "The Winner ... of Our Discontent" Main Stage, Second City, 1616 N. Wells St Chicago. FYI 312-662-4562 or www.upcomedyclub.com.

Open Run, "Blue Man Group" Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 348-4000, Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com/bluemanchicago or www.blueman.com/chicago.

Now Playing in Michigan:

Now Playing in Wisconsin:

Through October 22nd, "A View from the Bridge" Touchstone Theatre, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin. FYI (608) 588-2361 or www.americanplayers.org.

*** Family Friendly and/or Children's Theatre

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