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World Premiere Drama "Unseen"

at The Gift Theatre, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $40
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In the suspenseful drama "Unseen", Mia, a conflict photographer, wakes up in the Istanbul apartment of her on-again, off-again girlfriend after being found unconscious at the scene of a massacre. Alth... [more+]

In the suspenseful drama "Unseen", Mia, a conflict photographer, wakes up in the Istanbul apartment of her on-again, off-again girlfriend after being found unconscious at the scene of a massacre. Although she has no memory of taking pictures on-site, Mia shockingly discovers that she had wired photos of the massacre hours before being found. As tensions begin to arise between the two women, Mia's mother arrives from America to help solve the mystery of what happened to her daughter. See this world premiere play by Mona Mansour when it comes to The Gift Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

World Premiere of Drama "In To America" Explores the Immigrant Experience

at The Den Theatre - Main Stage, Chicago
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Tracing the American immigrant experience from Jamestown all the way to the present, this world premiere production of "In To America" tells the stories of a number of ordinary men, women and children... [more+]

Tracing the American immigrant experience from Jamestown all the way to the present, this world premiere production of "In To America" tells the stories of a number of ordinary men, women and children who left their homelands behind with the hope of creating a new and better life in the States. Immigration remains a divisive issue -- perhaps now more than ever -- and this extraordinary story takes the long view, exploring 400 years worth of stories that transcend time, space and race to reflect the diversity and commonalities of our shared American experience. Griffin Theatre Company presents "In To America" at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage in Chicago. [less-]

"Henry V" : All-Female Cast in Shakespeare's Rousing Tale of the Young King in Battle

at City Lit Theater, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

One of the most profound and personal meditations on power, Shakespeare's "Henry V" is the ultimate -- maybe even the original -- underdog war story. Think "300", "Braveheart" and "Saving Private Ryan... [more+]

One of the most profound and personal meditations on power, Shakespeare's "Henry V" is the ultimate -- maybe even the original -- underdog war story. Think "300", "Braveheart" and "Saving Private Ryan", but this piece of historical fiction was written around 1599. Formerly the high-living Prince Hal, young King Henry V rallies his "band of brothers" to recover territories from the French. Henry also woos the beautiful Princess Katherine of France, winning both her heart and the Battle of Agincourt against considerable odds. In the process, he learns that leadership means much more than just wearing the crown. See this exciting all-female production from Babes With Blades when "Henry V" makes its way to Chicago's City Lit Theater. [less-]

"The Housekeeper": A Novelist and His Cleaning Lady Square Off in Lighthearted Comedy

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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Fri, March 24
Sat, March 25
FULL PRICE: $36
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $18

In the offbeat comedy "The Housekeeper", a stuffy novelist floundering after the death of his domineering mother brings on a cleaning lady to look after his large Victorian house -- and also himself. ... [more+]

In the offbeat comedy "The Housekeeper", a stuffy novelist floundering after the death of his domineering mother brings on a cleaning lady to look after his large Victorian house -- and also himself. However, this new housekeeper happens to be one of the world's great oddballs, arriving on her first day wearing sneakers and carting her belongings around in a grocery cart. From there, things go quickly awry in this lighthearted study of the privileged and the underprivileged at Chicago's Royal George Theatre. [less-]

Shakespeare's Clever Romantic Comedy: "Love's Labor's Lost"

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier, Chicago
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Fri, March 24
FULL PRICE: $68 - $78
OFFER PRICE: $47 - $78

One of Shakespeare's earliest and wittiest comedies, "Love's Labor's Lost" is the story of King Ferdinand of Navarre and his "no fun" vow to abstain from wine, women and song for three years in order ... [more+]

One of Shakespeare's earliest and wittiest comedies, "Love's Labor's Lost" is the story of King Ferdinand of Navarre and his "no fun" vow to abstain from wine, women and song for three years in order to pursue scholarly study. His closest courtiers reluctantly agree to this edict ... only to fall in love with the Princess of France and her three ladies-in-waiting. What are rules meant for, after all, but to be broken? This Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of the playful romantic comedy about young love can be enjoyed at the Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier. [less-]

Hit Comedy Dinner Show "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" at Resurrection Church, With Reception

at Chicago Theater Works, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $75 - $85
OFFER PRICE: $59 - $74.50

Presented by the original New York producers in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, one of Chicago's longest-running, smash hit shows, "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" returns -- and everyone's invited! Y... [more+]

Presented by the original New York producers in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, one of Chicago's longest-running, smash hit shows, "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" returns -- and everyone's invited! You and the other audience members are treated like family at this interactive improvisational comedy. The fun starts with the happy couple's wedding ceremony inside a real church (Resurrection Church), followed by the all-inclusive reception just one block away at Vinnie Black's Coliseum, featuring a full Italian dinner, wedding cake, dancing to great music and lots of love and laughs. As part of the audience, you're considered a wedding guest and are allowed to mix, mingle and interact with all of the participants. You never know what drama you might get swept up in with this crazy Italian family! The improvisational nature of the show lets you go multiple times and see different stories play out each time. [less-]

"The Assembled Parties": Tony-Nominated Family Drama Spans Two Decades

at Raven Theatre East Stage, Chicago
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Fri, March 24
Sat, March 25
FULL PRICE: $46
OFFER PRICE: $23

A profound portrait of a family teetering on the edge, Tony-winning playwright Richard Greenberg's "The Assembled Parties" centers around two sisters-in-law sharing a traditional holiday dinner with t... [more+]

A profound portrait of a family teetering on the edge, Tony-winning playwright Richard Greenberg's "The Assembled Parties" centers around two sisters-in-law sharing a traditional holiday dinner with their families in the Upper West Side circa 1980. A new houseguest has joined the Bascovs for dinner and his actions fling him into the family's drama, unwittingly or perhaps intentionally. The events of that night have repercussions that span the next 20 years, leaving the Bascovs on the verge of collapse as a new millenium begins. Infused throughout with Greenberg's characteristically subversive humor (Ben Brantley, in his review in "The New York Times", called it "so impossibly well-spoken you may feel like giving up on conversation"), "The Assembled Parties" now comes to the Raven Theatre East Stage in Chicago. [less-]

"Falling": A Touching Drama About Autism

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $24
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Family isn't just the most important thing in life -- it's everything. This powerful play follows the struggles of a mother trying to hold on through the teenage years of her two children: a typical d... [more+]

Family isn't just the most important thing in life -- it's everything. This powerful play follows the struggles of a mother trying to hold on through the teenage years of her two children: a typical daughter and a severely autistic son. Seventeen-year-old Josh's violent outbursts throw everything out of balance on even a normal day, so when a relative comes to visit, everyone loses equilibrium completely as they each try to do what's best for the family while still pursuing what's best for themselves. Take an emotional journey with "Falling" at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two. [less-]

"Upright Grand": A Funny and Profound Play About Family

at Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest
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Fri, March 24
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $38
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $19

From playwright Laura Schellhardt, author of "Auctioning the Ainsleys", comes a play about the relationship between a father and daughter, both gifted musicians, whose lives have taken very different ... [more+]

From playwright Laura Schellhardt, author of "Auctioning the Ainsleys", comes a play about the relationship between a father and daughter, both gifted musicians, whose lives have taken very different paths. Dad tickles the ivories in a dive, while his daughter dazzles audiences in concert halls. Heartwarming and hilarious, this music-filled family drama puts a piano and its passionate players center stage in a masterpiece for four hands. See it when it takes the stage of the Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest. [less-]

"Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play" from The Pub Theater

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $15 - $20
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The Pub Theater Company performs a series of outrageous sketches centered on Chicago's favorite pastime: drinking. "Bye Bye Liver" is filled with interactive social games for the audience, pitting mal... [more+]

The Pub Theater Company performs a series of outrageous sketches centered on Chicago's favorite pastime: drinking. "Bye Bye Liver" is filled with interactive social games for the audience, pitting males versus females, actors versus audience and so on. Bar life and alcoholic adventures are held up for your amusement so you can laugh -- and drink -- your troubles away. With a spontaneous and interactive format, the outcome is always a fun and outrageous time for everyone, both audience and cast. [less-]

Fantastical "Six Stories Tall" Explores the Concept of Heroism

at Adventure Stage Chicago, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $17
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Inspired by Hispanic folklore, "Six Stories Tall" is a multimedia storytelling spectacle that will enrapture the entire family. Featuring a live DJ, and incorporating a host of narrative influences, i... [more+]

Inspired by Hispanic folklore, "Six Stories Tall" is a multimedia storytelling spectacle that will enrapture the entire family. Featuring a live DJ, and incorporating a host of narrative influences, including comics, video games, hip-hop and mythology, the tales touch on monsters, mermaids, spray paint and more. The result is a thrilling, heartfelt journey that explores what it means to be a hero. Bring your family and enjoy this unique, unforgettable performance that soars above your standard superhero story. [less-]

"Purity Ball: The Musical" Takes a Tongue-in-Cheek Look at an Evangelical Trend

at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago
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Fri, March 24
Fri, March 31
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

"Purity Ball: The Musical" takes a lighthearted look at the somewhat creepy world of evangelical purity balls - ceremonies in which young girls symbolically entrust their virginity to their fathers fo... [more+]

"Purity Ball: The Musical" takes a lighthearted look at the somewhat creepy world of evangelical purity balls - ceremonies in which young girls symbolically entrust their virginity to their fathers for safekeeping until marriage. The humorous play, written by Molly Miller with music by Brad Kemp, follows Isabel, a devout Christian teen who's tempted to have sex right before the Colorado Springs annual Purity Ball. As the big event approaches, Isabel finds she must explore her faith, her virginity and her self worth -- and learns that ultimately she and only she is in charge of her body. [less-]

"Jesus the Jew", the Story of Jesus' Brother

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $35
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Travel back to the birth of Christianity with Greenhouse Theater Center's production of "Jesus the Jew". Following the death of his brother, a modern-day biblical history professor looking for solace ... [more+]

Travel back to the birth of Christianity with Greenhouse Theater Center's production of "Jesus the Jew". Following the death of his brother, a modern-day biblical history professor looking for solace turns to the past and two other brothers -- Jesus and James. Thirty years after the crucifixion, James is the leader of all of Jesus' followers. Drawing on a wealth of research, this play reveals James' perspective on Mary of Magdala; his archrival, the Apostle Paul; and his misunderstood brother, as he faces the ultimate choice: Renounce his brother or be executed. [less-]

"Gender Breakdown": Femme-Centered Stories from the Chicago Theater Scene

at Collaboraction, Chicago
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Fri, March 24
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FULL PRICE: $30
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Gender parity within the theater community -- that's the focus of compilation theater piece "Gender Breakdown". In this world premiere performance at Collaboraction, 11 female-identified performers an... [more+]

Gender parity within the theater community -- that's the focus of compilation theater piece "Gender Breakdown". In this world premiere performance at Collaboraction, 11 female-identified performers and an all-female design and production team weave together stories from conversations held with more than 220 theater artists about what it really means to be a female theater artist in Chicago. They'll explore issues of misogyny, gender phobia and racism in this collage of absurd, uncomfortable and gut-punching stories. [less-]

"BATSU! Chicago": Comedians Compete in Hilarious (and Painful!) Challenges

at Kamehachi Old Town , Chicago
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Fri, March 24
FULL PRICE: $25.50
OFFER PRICE: $12.75

Eating a bowl of wasabi, wrestling a sumo champion or filling your underwear with ice... You've seen examples of bizarre and over-the-top Japanese television and their American counterparts like "Wipe... [more+]

Eating a bowl of wasabi, wrestling a sumo champion or filling your underwear with ice... You've seen examples of bizarre and over-the-top Japanese television and their American counterparts like "Wipeout", now see "BATSU! Chicago" live on stage with comedy troupe Face Off Unlimited. Batsu is Japanese for "penalty game" and you can expect these four warrior-comedians get shocked and splattered as they compete in the lounge theater at Kamehachi. Chicago's original sushi bar, Kamehachi is in the heart of old town and offers a full bar and menu. [less-]

"Truth and Reconciliation" Explores Loss & the Capacity to Forgive

at Richard Christiansen Theater, Chicago
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Fri, March 24
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $25
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $12.50

"Truth and Reconciliation" asks whether the latter is possible after the first comes to light. Obie Award-winning playwright Debbie Tucker Green's one-hour play weaves together five deadly conflicts a... [more+]

"Truth and Reconciliation" asks whether the latter is possible after the first comes to light. Obie Award-winning playwright Debbie Tucker Green's one-hour play weaves together five deadly conflicts across the globe over a period of 30 years, bringing victims and perpetrators into one room to unravel the aftermath. South Africa, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Bosnia and Zimbabwe are the war zones, and no less than 22 talented actors portray the oppressors and the oppressed in this Sideshow Theatre Company production at Chicago's Richard Christiansen Theater. [less-]

"The People's Republic of Edward Snowden" Offers a Comedic Look at Privacy vs. Freedom

at Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
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FULL PRICE: $35
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From critically acclaimed activist and playwright W.C. Turck comes a hilarious and powerful play about intelligence community whistleblower Edward Snowden. Whether you think Snowden is a hero or a vil... [more+]

From critically acclaimed activist and playwright W.C. Turck comes a hilarious and powerful play about intelligence community whistleblower Edward Snowden. Whether you think Snowden is a hero or a villain, this glimpse into the deepest shadows of the American intelligence world promises to be both intriguing and enlightening. With everyone connected by just a few degrees -- ala Kevin Bacon -- the question becomes, if the government takes down a rogue tomorrow, how many of us will be brought down by association? Decide for yourself as you watch Snowden fend off a hapless NSA agent on one side and a sexy Russian agent on the other in this production at Chicago's Oil Lamp Theater. As is the tradition at Oil Lamp, bring your own beverages to enjoy during the performance; corkage and glasses are provided at no charge. [less-]

Medieval Thriller "The Scullery Maid"

at The Edge Theater, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $20
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A medieval thriller filled with betrayal and secrets, "The Scullery Maid" follows Miriam, a lowly servant from Nottingham, as she hatches an elaborate plot to murder King Edward. Catch this new play f... [more+]

A medieval thriller filled with betrayal and secrets, "The Scullery Maid" follows Miriam, a lowly servant from Nottingham, as she hatches an elaborate plot to murder King Edward. Catch this new play from Joseph Zettelmaier when it makes its Chicago premiere at The Edge Theater. [less-]

"Phantom Pain": Lifelong Friendship Threatened by Ghost From the Past

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $25
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A pair of true BFFs, Angela, who's black, and Marnie, who's white, grew up together in the racially turbulent Detroit of the '70s, and have managed to remain best buds through jobs, marriages and relo... [more+]

A pair of true BFFs, Angela, who's black, and Marnie, who's white, grew up together in the racially turbulent Detroit of the '70s, and have managed to remain best buds through jobs, marriages and relocation to the Windy City. But the past returns to haunt them in "Phantom Pain", when a visit from another childhood friend unearths lies and long-buried secrets that threaten to tear their relationship in two. This world premiere by Chicago playwright Barbara Lhota comes to the stage at the Greenhouse Theater Center, presented by Organic Theater Company. [less-]

Absurdist Play "Rhinoceros" Looks at Conformity and Mass Culture

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
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Fri, March 24
Sat, March 25
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Eugene Ionesco was the master of the Theater of the Absurd, a dramatic genre wherein the world is incomprehensible and anything a writer can imagine can happen. For instance, in "Rhinoceros", it seems... [more+]

Eugene Ionesco was the master of the Theater of the Absurd, a dramatic genre wherein the world is incomprehensible and anything a writer can imagine can happen. For instance, in "Rhinoceros", it seems like a normal day ... until everyone but the main character begins to turn into a rhinoceros. Written during the aftermath of World War II, the play served as a harsh criticism of the circumstances that led to widespread acceptance of fascism and Nazism. Today it remains a pointed and terribly timely critique of conformity, mass culture and allowing society to set the definition of morality. This production of "Rhinoceros" at Chicago's Public House Theatre delivers an absurd but eerily accurate commentary on our modern political landscape, in which action comes first and rationalization comes later. [less-]