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Staged Reading Series "Semitic Commonwealth" Tackles Israeli-Palestine Conflict

at Pierce Hall, Chicago
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Sun, February 19
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FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Six plays written by both Arab and Jewish authors that explore the human toll of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are part of the staged reading series "Semitic Commonwealth" at Pierce Hall. Instead o... [more+]

Six plays written by both Arab and Jewish authors that explore the human toll of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are part of the staged reading series "Semitic Commonwealth" at Pierce Hall. Instead of striving to achieve balance and moral equivalency between narratives, these works tackle themes of identity, occupation, exile and home with honesty and poignancy. Each weekend, a new play will be read and a new dialogue will be started. [less-]

"Diamond Dogs": A Ferocious Sci-Fi Adventure

at Chopin Theatre Mainstage, Chicago
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Sun, February 19
Thu, February 23
Fri, February 24
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $35
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $17.50

Set in the Revelation Space Universe of acclaimed sci-fi author Alistair Reynolds, this world premiere production of "Diamond Dogs" follows a future team of humans and transhumans on their investigati... [more+]

Set in the Revelation Space Universe of acclaimed sci-fi author Alistair Reynolds, this world premiere production of "Diamond Dogs" follows a future team of humans and transhumans on their investigation into a mysterious alien tower bent on brutally punishing all intruders. As each of these crusaders is forced to make dangerous sacrifices in the deadly maze on their way to the summit of the spire ... blood will spill. The inventive designers of The House Theatre of Chicago have brought this otherworldly show to vivid life, utilizing the help of an award-winning puppet designer to re-shape the actors' human forms with body modifications reflecting the show's 26th-century setting. Don't miss "Diamond Dogs" on the Chopin Theatre Mainstage. [less-]

Improv and Comedy Showcase With Under The Gun Theater

at Under the Gun Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, February 19
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Improv is as much a part of Chicago culture as deep dish pizza, fully loaded hot dogs and Da Bears. And one of the city's hottest groups right now for improv and sketch comedy is Under The Gun Theater... [more+]

Improv is as much a part of Chicago culture as deep dish pizza, fully loaded hot dogs and Da Bears. And one of the city's hottest groups right now for improv and sketch comedy is Under The Gun Theater, performing in the heart of Wrigleyville. You may not have had a chance to check them out yet, but here's a great opportunity to see the best of what they have to offer. "Welcome To The Stage Under The Gun" is an evening showcasing the ensemble's members performing all-new original work. There will be a little something for everyone, including improv, sketch, stand-up, music and solo performance. [less-]

"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" Live! -- A One-Man Show

at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, Chicago
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Sun, February 19
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FULL PRICE: $68
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $34

An off-Broadway hit adapted from John Gray's iconic book, this one-man show version of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" builds on the success of the book, which sold more than 50 million copi... [more+]

An off-Broadway hit adapted from John Gray's iconic book, this one-man show version of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" builds on the success of the book, which sold more than 50 million copies. Fusing theater, stand-up comedy and a dash of sage wisdom, this show delivers a hilarious take on the age-old battle of the sexes. The lighthearted theatrical comedy makes its way to Broadway Playhouse in Chicago to cover everything from dating and marriage to what goes on in the bedroom. [less-]

"Macbeth": Toil & Trouble Abound in Shakespeare's Bloody Masterpiece

at Portage Arts Lofts, Chicago
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Sun, February 19
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Nastier than Scorsese at his bleakest, more violent than Tarantino at his bloodiest, Shakespeare's "Macbeth" still shocks like no other tale on the page, stage or screen. Now this chilling portrait of... [more+]

Nastier than Scorsese at his bleakest, more violent than Tarantino at his bloodiest, Shakespeare's "Macbeth" still shocks like no other tale on the page, stage or screen. Now this chilling portrait of temptation, ambition and betrayal comes to the stage at the Portage Arts Lofts, courtesy of All-Stars Theatre Company. Set in a gloomy world of ghosts and witches, the tragedy's cycle of corruption is thrown into motion when the popular King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by his trusted friend and general Macbeth. Driven by a supernatural prophesy and his wife's deadly ambition, Macbeth goes on to claim his destiny. But just as he grasps the crown, it begins to slip through his bloody fingers. [less-]

"Language of Angels": A Trio of Haunting Ghost Stories

at Redtwist Theatre , Chicago
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Sun, February 19
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Acclaimed playwright Naomi Iizuka's "Language of Angels" weaves together a series of eerie ghost stories in a "Rashomon"-like tale of a disappearance. This haunting production from The Cuckoo's Theate... [more+]

Acclaimed playwright Naomi Iizuka's "Language of Angels" weaves together a series of eerie ghost stories in a "Rashomon"-like tale of a disappearance. This haunting production from The Cuckoo's Theater Project and RedTwist Theater begins in a cave on the edge of a rural North Carolina town, where a young girl once went missing. One of nine friends is responsible for her death, yet her ghostly, echoed cries will haunt each of them forever. It makes for a deeply human story of working-class youth bound by poverty and pushed to the limits of friendship as they deal with grief and loss. [less-]

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

at Chicago Theater Works, Chicago
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Sun, February 19
Sat, March 04
Fri, March 10
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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, champagne toast, 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-]

Blue Man Group at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre

at Briar Street Theatre, Chicago
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Mon, February 20
Wed, March 01
Sun, March 05
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FULL PRICE: $69
OFFER PRICE: $38.33 - $46

The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. You'll find the famous blue bald guys in... [more+]

The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. You'll find the famous blue bald guys interacting with "GiPads," taking a humorous look at contemporary forms of communication, and performing a pulsating new finale set to an original music score. Audiences of all ages worldwide have experienced and loved Blue Man Group, a wildly imaginative stage show that cleverly combines comedy, art and science with fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. [less-]

"Fifty Shades of Shakespeare": Gender, Sexuality, Kink & More in One Wild Show

at Mary's Attic at Hamburger Mary's, Chicago
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Mon, February 20
Fri, February 24
Mon, February 27
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

It's an orgy of hilarious, powerful and revealing explorations of gender roles, sexuality, kink and relationships in "Fifty Shades of Shakespeare". Told through fresh takes on some of Shakespeare's se... [more+]

It's an orgy of hilarious, powerful and revealing explorations of gender roles, sexuality, kink and relationships in "Fifty Shades of Shakespeare". Told through fresh takes on some of Shakespeare's sexiest scenes, this wild show is stripped down to just four actors in 12 scenes and some 27 roles. The possibilities are endless and every show is a salacious surprise, as every night the audience picks which actor plays each role. The only question is: How do you want it? [less-]

"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown": "Peanuts" Characters Take the Stage

at The New Jefferson Playhouse , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, February 20
FULL PRICE: $14.50 - $18.50
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Based on the timeless "Peanuts" comics by Charles M. Schulz, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" features familiar and beloved characters like Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally, Lucy and Schroeder. S... [more+]

Based on the timeless "Peanuts" comics by Charles M. Schulz, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" features familiar and beloved characters like Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally, Lucy and Schroeder. Some of the gang's most memorable situations from both the comic strip and TV specials come to life on stage, with appearances from the Kite-Eating Tree, the Little Red-Haired Girl, Lucy's psychiatry booth and Snoopy's battles with the Red Baron. Featuring whimsical tunes like "Happiness," "Suppertime" and the title song, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" comes to The New Jefferson Playhouse in Chicago. [less-]

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

at Collaboraction, Chicago
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Tue, February 21
Wed, February 22
Fri, February 24
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

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-]

"Straight White Men": Young Jean Lee's Witty Take on Father-Son Dramas

at Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, Chicago
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Tue, February 21
Wed, February 22
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FULL PRICE: $60 - $65
OFFER PRICE: $30 - $65

Three adult brothers come together to celebrate Christmas with their widower father and are surprised to find the reunion taking a more serious turn in Obie Award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee's "... [more+]

Three adult brothers come together to celebrate Christmas with their widower father and are surprised to find the reunion taking a more serious turn in Obie Award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee's "Straight White Men". What starts off as a playful guys' night full of trash talk, pranks and Chinese take-out soon takes a detour as the men find themselves questioning how they define themselves and their places in the world. This razor-sharp comedy riffs on the classic father-son drama, confronting the complexities of identity and hypocrisies of privilege. Find out why "The New York Times" called Lee "the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation" when "Straight White Men" comes to Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. [less-]

"3 Blocks From Broadway": Improvised Musical Theater

at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago
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Tue, February 21
Tue, February 28
Tue, March 07
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

From "Cats" to "Heathers", the improv troupe Rhyme & Punishmint has cornered the market on creating feature length shows in the style of some of Broadway's favorite musicals. Now, in their new show, "... [more+]

From "Cats" to "Heathers", the improv troupe Rhyme & Punishmint has cornered the market on creating feature length shows in the style of some of Broadway's favorite musicals. Now, in their new show, "3 Blocks From Broadway", the group will up the ante by letting you decide what they'll perform when the curtain rises, making an even greater challenge. But this highly talented cast of actors and improvisers is ready to put on a show that's filled with fun, surprises and maybe even a Nerf gun. [less-]

Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Brings Legendary DC Journalist to Life

at Stage 773, Chicago
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Wed, February 22
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FULL PRICE: $21.50 - $41.50
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Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwright David Auburn, best known for penning "Proof", captures the legendary career and complex personal life of Washington journalist Joseph Alsop in the fascinating dram... [more+]

Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwright David Auburn, best known for penning "Proof", captures the legendary career and complex personal life of Washington journalist Joseph Alsop in the fascinating drama "The Columnist". Beloved and feared, Alsop was the most powerful political writer in the country for decades. He was also a closeted homosexual -- a fact the KGB held over his head for years. Full of contradictions, the conservative Republican and vocal supporter of the Vietnam war was also a friend and advisor to John F. Kennedy. This powerful show, which opened on Broadway in 2012, is a portrait of this iconic figure as his professional and personal dramas collide, set against one of the most turbulent times in American history. American Blues Theater brings this production to Chicago's Stage 773. [less-]

"A Wonder in My Soul": South Side Friends Share Sisterhood & Music

at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, Chicago
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Wed, February 22
Thu, February 23
Fri, February 24
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FULL PRICE: $42 - $50
OFFER PRICE: $21 - $25

Bell and Birdie, lifelong friends and co-owners of a hair salon, love their South Side neighborhood, but are forced to grapple with the difficult decision of staying loyal to their roots or moving awa... [more+]

Bell and Birdie, lifelong friends and co-owners of a hair salon, love their South Side neighborhood, but are forced to grapple with the difficult decision of staying loyal to their roots or moving away in the new play "A Wonder in My Soul". Told through music, poetry and dance, this world premiere from award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley and director Chay Yew -- creators of "The Gospel of Lovingkindness" and "An Issue of Blood" -- explores the evolution of one Chicago neighborhood through the eyes of two best friends. Don't miss "A Wonder in My Soul" at Victory Gardens Theater. [less-]

"Elemeno Pea": A Poignant Comedy of Haves & Have-Nots

at Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest
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Wed, February 22
Thu, February 23
Fri, February 24
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $38
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15

Cultures clash and family ties get knotted in playwright Molly Smith Metzler's poignant comedy "Elemeno Pea". Simone, the personal assistant to a rich ad man's trophy wife, is living large on Martha's... [more+]

Cultures clash and family ties get knotted in playwright Molly Smith Metzler's poignant comedy "Elemeno Pea". Simone, the personal assistant to a rich ad man's trophy wife, is living large on Martha's Vineyard. Her new gig comes complete with a six-figure salary, a preppy boyfriend with a yacht, and a handsome clothing allowance. Things are shaping up nicely for Simone until her older sister Devon, a social worker from blue-collar Buffalo, arrives for a visit. Blood is thicker than water ... but is it thicker than champagne? Find out when "Elemeno Pea" takes to the stage of Lake Forest's Citadel Theatre. [less-]

"Saturday Night Fever" Boogies With Bee Gees Disco Hits

at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace
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Wed, February 22
Thu, February 23
Thu, February 23
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FULL PRICE: $46.60 - $62.20
OFFER PRICE: $30 - $50

One of the most beloved dance stories of all time hustles its way onstage at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. "Saturday Night Fever" is the 1970s coming-of-age tale of young working class Brook... [more+]

One of the most beloved dance stories of all time hustles its way onstage at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. "Saturday Night Fever" is the 1970s coming-of-age tale of young working class Brooklyn teen Tony Manero, who escapes his life's tribulations with his weekend trips to the local discotheque. Based on the 1977 film starring John Travolta, the production's packed with classic disco hits from the Bee Gees, including "Stayin' Alive" and "More Than a Woman." Get electrified by this nostalgic trip through disco. [less-]

Acclaimed One-Woman Drama "Grounded" Explores a Drone Pilot's Dilemma

at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee
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Wed, February 22
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $45
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The boundaries between reality and the screen begin to blur for a woman torn between her duties as a new mother and a drone pilot in the acclaimed one-woman play "Grounded". When a hotshot F-16 pilot ... [more+]

The boundaries between reality and the screen begin to blur for a woman torn between her duties as a new mother and a drone pilot in the acclaimed one-woman play "Grounded". When a hotshot F-16 pilot becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she's reassigned to flying remote-controlled drones over Afghanistan. By day, she hunts terrorists remotely from an air-conditioned trailer near Las Vegas. At night, she comes face-to-face with her duties as a wife and mother. But navigating that shift may prove to be her most dangerous mission of all. George Brant's "Grounded" was named a Top 10 Play of 2013 by "The Guardian", and won the National New Play Network's Smith Prize and the Edinburgh Festival's Fringe First award. Now you can catch this compelling production of "Grounded" at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. [less-]

"Carmen": Bizet's Fiery Tale of Revenge

at Civic Opera House, Chicago
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Wed, February 22
Mon, March 06
Wed, March 22
FULL PRICE: $132.50 - $202.50
OFFER PRICE: $100.50 - $152.50

Filled with passion, jealousy, drama and death, Georges Bizet's classic opera "Carmen" revolves around a beautiful but hot-tempered Spanish gypsy girl who seduces a young corporal named Don José. The... [more+]

Filled with passion, jealousy, drama and death, Georges Bizet's classic opera "Carmen" revolves around a beautiful but hot-tempered Spanish gypsy girl who seduces a young corporal named Don José. The naive young man gives up everything for her, leaving his former love, rebelling against his superiors and joining a gang of smugglers. But when Carmen tires of him and moves on to the bullfighter Escamillo, Don José is driven by betrayal and jealousy to exact violent revenge. The French composer's score includes the instantly recognizable "The Toreador Song," Carmen's habanera and more. This stirring production from Lyric Opera of Chicago at the Civic Opera House will be performed in French with projected English supertitles. [less-]

"Glengarry Glen Ross": Mamet's Masterpiece Gets a Gender Reversal

at UIC Theatre , Chicago
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Wed, February 22
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FULL PRICE: $17
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David Mamet's testosterone-fueled 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner shifts into the 21st century and finds itself set in a women-owned firm in late-2007 for this University of Illinois at Chicago production ... [more+]

David Mamet's testosterone-fueled 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner shifts into the 21st century and finds itself set in a women-owned firm in late-2007 for this University of Illinois at Chicago production of "Glengarry Glen Ross". A group of cutthroat Chicago real estate saleswomen will go to any lengths -- from lies and flattery to bribery and burglary -- to unload parcels of land on unsuspecting buyers in an economic market speeding towards disaster in this darkly comic satire of the American Dream. Catch all the aggressive power plays and brilliant turns of phrase when "Glengarry Glen Ross" hits the stage of the UIC Theatre. [less-]