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"Great Expectations": Dickens' Beloved Tale, Now Thrillingly Set in India

at Pierce Hall, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

"Great Expectations", Charles Dickens' beloved tale of aspiration, intrigue and romance is thrillingly transplanted to a colonized India by award-winning British Bengali playwright Tanika Gupta. When ... [more+]

"Great Expectations", Charles Dickens' beloved tale of aspiration, intrigue and romance is thrillingly transplanted to a colonized India by award-winning British Bengali playwright Tanika Gupta. When Indian orphan Pip receives a mysterious inheritance, he must choose between his humble rural life and the city life of an English "gentleman." In a vibrant clash of cultures, strict classes and conscience, Gupta's brilliant adaptation expands Dickens' enduring question: Is it worth losing who you are for who you might become? See "Great Expectations" in a whole new light when Silk Road Rising and Remy Bumppo Theatre Co. present this sharp new adaptation in its U.S. premiere at Chicago's Pierce Hall. [less-]

"Ragtime" -- Newly Orchestrated Chamber Version of Tony-Winning, Turn-of-the-Century Musical

at The Den Theatre - Heath Main Stage, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
FULL PRICE: $39
OFFER PRICE: $19.50

Famous historical characters and a rich score propel "Ragtime" through a spectacular re-creation of turn-of-the-century New York. Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, this 13-time Tony-nominated ... [more+]

Famous historical characters and a rich score propel "Ragtime" through a spectacular re-creation of turn-of-the-century New York. Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, this 13-time Tony-nominated musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of three diverse families whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. The show boasts a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally and such iconic songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day" and "Make Them Hear You." See this unforgettable musical in a newly orchestrated chamber version at the Den Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

Birth and Belief in "The Water Children"

at Collaboraction in the Flat Iron Arts Building, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
Thu, June 29
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FULL PRICE: $20
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When Megan, a struggling actress, takes a role for an anti-abortion group's commercial, her own conflicting beliefs come into stark contrast. She tries to put her personal beliefs aside when she begin... [more+]

When Megan, a struggling actress, takes a role for an anti-abortion group's commercial, her own conflicting beliefs come into stark contrast. She tries to put her personal beliefs aside when she begins dating Randall, the organization's executive director, but reconciling their lives becomes even more difficult. When Megan becomes pregnant, it sends her on the personal journey of her life, unleashing chaos through her past, her present and leaving her future in the shadowy unknown. "The Water Children" examines what life is all about, from its biggest mysteries to its most challenging crises, at Chicago's Collaboraction in the Flat Iron Arts Building. [less-]

"Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" -- Portrait of a Female Genius

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
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Sat, July 01
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

La Marquise du Châtelet was a woman born in the wrong era. A brilliant mathematician and physicist, she was the toast of the Enlightenment. Nevertheless, she's not a very well known historical figure... [more+]

La Marquise du Châtelet was a woman born in the wrong era. A brilliant mathematician and physicist, she was the toast of the Enlightenment. Nevertheless, she's not a very well known historical figure. Voltaire got it right when he said du Châtelet was "a great man whose only fault was being a woman." Now Lauren Gunderson's play "Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight" resurrects this fascinating personality. Emilie finds herself back in the world of the living, patting her body in surprise and wondering at the reason for her return. She soon becomes desperate to find out whether her challenge to one of Isaac Newton's equations was correct. "I died thinking: Was I right?" she explains. "Shortly followed by: Was I loved? Shortly followed by: Does either one really matter in the end?" This smart, surprising and sexy portrait of a true genius is onstage at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago. [less-]

"Late Company": Parents Search for Answers After Teen's Suicide

at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $15

Searching for closure one year after their son took his own life, a teen's parents invite the schoolmate who tormented him and the bully's parents to dinner. But the events of the evening prove diffic... [more+]

Searching for closure one year after their son took his own life, a teen's parents invite the schoolmate who tormented him and the bully's parents to dinner. But the events of the evening prove difficult to swallow as accusations and blame are served up in equal measure, and understanding and forgiveness seem to slip further from grasp. As blame shifts, layers of parental, sexual, and political hypocrisy are revealed. Scathingly funny and heartbreakingly real, award-winning Jordan Tannahill's "Late Company" ponders how well parents ever really know their children. Head to The Buena at Pride Arts Center to see COR Theatre's production of the play that the "Vancouver Courier" called "...excruciatingly good theatre; it feels like open heart surgery." [less-]

"Put the Nuns in Charge!" -- Return to Class With Mother Superior

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
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Fri, June 30
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FULL PRICE: $31
OFFER PRICE: $16

Sit up straight and hide your knuckles -- "Late Nite Catechism"'s Mother Superior is back. In this sequel to the long-running hit comedy, creator Vicki Quade once again turns her irreverent sense of h... [more+]

Sit up straight and hide your knuckles -- "Late Nite Catechism"'s Mother Superior is back. In this sequel to the long-running hit comedy, creator Vicki Quade once again turns her irreverent sense of humor to the golden rule, the seven deadly sins and today's current events, all through the tart tongue of Mother Superior. This return engagement at Chicago's Royal George Theatre finds the no-nonsense nun interacting with the audience and opining on topics ranging from cell phones to celebrities and beyond. Whatever your age or religion, it's sure to be one of the most entertaining Sunday-school sessions you've ever attended. [less-]

"Strangest Things!" Turns Netflix Hit Into Musical

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
Thu, June 29
Fri, June 30
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

In that magical year of 1983, when parents were nowhere to be found, hair was huge and frozen waffles had the power to change a bald girl's life, something ... strange happened in a sleepy town. Set t... [more+]

In that magical year of 1983, when parents were nowhere to be found, hair was huge and frozen waffles had the power to change a bald girl's life, something ... strange happened in a sleepy town. Set to the fresh beats of your favorite me-decade hits, "Strangest Things!" might be familiar if you've seen the Netflix smash hit about a lost boy, his plucky friends and a troubled sheriff whose town is turned upside down. But in the hands of the folks who brought you "Barney the Elf" and "Ladies Night of the Living Dead", this musical mystery is a little twisted. Spell out "L-E-T-S G-O" on your Christmas lights and head to Greenhouse Theater Center for a hilarious take on TV's hottest hit. [less-]

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

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
Fri, June 23
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FULL PRICE: $15 - $20
OFFER PRICE: $7.50 - $12

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-]

Unlikely Friendship Blooms Inside Nursing Home in Drama "The My Way Residential"

at The Den Theatre - Main Stage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
Sun, June 25
FULL PRICE: $26 - $30
OFFER PRICE: $13 - $15

Two misfits, 78-year-old Galway-born Willa and 24-year-old South African émigré Bryon, forge an unlikely and heartwarming friendship in the drama "The My Way Residential". Set in a London nursing ho... [more+]

Two misfits, 78-year-old Galway-born Willa and 24-year-old South African émigré Bryon, forge an unlikely and heartwarming friendship in the drama "The My Way Residential". Set in a London nursing home, the two discover that family can be chosen and freedom is for the taking. From Irish playwright Geraldine Aron ("My Brilliant Divorce"), this powerful story about the choices we make and the lives we touch takes the stage of The Den Theatre Main Stage in Chicago. [less-]

Pride Films and Plays: Late-Night Comedy Show "26"

at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 23
Fri, June 30
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Pride Arts Center kicks off its new late-night programming with "26", featuring sketches written by members of the Chicago theater, sketch and improv communities. Inspired by the "ABC's of Death" horr... [more+]

Pride Arts Center kicks off its new late-night programming with "26", featuring sketches written by members of the Chicago theater, sketch and improv communities. Inspired by the "ABC's of Death" horror anthology, the sketches in "26" each represent a different letter of the alphabet. A cast of eight will run from A through Z, spanning the gamut of comedy, drama, surrealism, performance art and absurdism. See the works Sean Graney, David Cerda, Susan Messing and more come to life in the intimate setting of The Buena. [less-]

Teachers Open Up About Hopes, Dreams & Frustrations in "The Faculty Lounge"

at Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
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Fri, June 23
Fri, June 30
Thu, July 06
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FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

It's the most mythical room on any high school campus, a forbidden zone where teachers can cut loose and no students are allowed to venture: The faculty lounge. That's both the setting and the name of... [more+]

It's the most mythical room on any high school campus, a forbidden zone where teachers can cut loose and no students are allowed to venture: The faculty lounge. That's both the setting and the name of playwright Teri Foltz's new comedy, where five teachers relax, vent their frustrations and share thoughts, hopes and insecurities that they'd never dream of uttering in a classroom. The stories of five students weave in and out of the teachers' tales, as the educators' memories of their own high school experiences blend with their present day careers. "The Faculty Lounge" is a hilarious and heartfelt peek into the minds of the people who spend eight hours a day teaching our kids, and it's coming to the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview. [less-]

Eugene O'Neill's Coming-of-Age Comedy "Ah, Wilderness!"

at Goodman Theatre - The Albert, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
Sun, June 25
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $75
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $37.50

On July 4, fireworks aren't the only flames burning for 16-year-old Richard Miller -- whose passion for poetry is rivaled only by affection for Muriel, the girl of his dreams. When her father forbids ... [more+]

On July 4, fireworks aren't the only flames burning for 16-year-old Richard Miller -- whose passion for poetry is rivaled only by affection for Muriel, the girl of his dreams. When her father forbids the young couple from dating, Richard embarks on an evening of unexpected rebellion. Relive the fireworks of first-time love in Eugene O'Neill's unabashedly romantic and sweetly funny "Ah, Wilderness!", the revered playwright's only well-known comedy. Swoon over this delightful tale of adventure, angst and young romance at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. [less-]

"King Liz": Acclaimed Female-Driven Sports Drama

at Windy City Playhouse, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $55
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $25

No earthly realm is more exciting, wealthy or dangerous than a sports empire -- just ask the title character of "King Liz". A uniquely powerful sports agent, Liz Rico is a rare woman atop the towering... [more+]

No earthly realm is more exciting, wealthy or dangerous than a sports empire -- just ask the title character of "King Liz". A uniquely powerful sports agent, Liz Rico is a rare woman atop the towering (if teetering) pyramid of pro sports. Of course, she had to work twice as hard to get there, and so is now twice as cautious as she waits to take over the agency. Enter Freddie Luna, a high school basketball superstar with a troubled past. If Liz can keep this talented yet volatile young star in line, she just might end up making not only his career, but her own as well. But at what price? See this "gripping feminist tale" ("Chicago Sun-Times") at the Windy City Playhouse in Chicago. [less-]

"Spamilton": A Musical Parody of Broadway Hit "Hamilton"

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
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Sat, June 24
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FULL PRICE: $59 - $69
OFFER PRICE: $40 - $59

"Spamilton", the acclaimed show that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, is coming to Chicago. "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda claims he laughed his brains out upon seei... [more+]

"Spamilton", the acclaimed show that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, is coming to Chicago. "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda claims he laughed his brains out upon seeing this theatrical parody. Written by Gerard Alessandrini ("Forbidden Broadway"), "Spamilton" is not just a send-up of its Tony-winning source material; it also pokes fun at such Broadway icons as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonlad, Stephen Sondheim and more. See the spoof that the "New York Times" called "smart, silly and convulsively funny" when it comes to the Royal George Theatre. [less-]

LGBTQ Variety Show "Space"

at The Revival, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 23
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Get ready for out-of-this-world laughs when "Space" takes the stage of The Revival. Hosted by comedians Carly Ballerini and Shannon Noll, this queer variety show gathers Chicago's best and brightest L... [more+]

Get ready for out-of-this-world laughs when "Space" takes the stage of The Revival. Hosted by comedians Carly Ballerini and Shannon Noll, this queer variety show gathers Chicago's best and brightest LGBTQ performers for one outstanding evening of stand-up, drag, music and storytelling. [less-]

Punk Rock Shakespeare in "Bard Dogs"

at Laugh Out Loud Chicago, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
Fri, June 30
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

A group of Shakespearean scholars ditch their robes and tomes to create a brand new, wild and crazy play in his signature style, with a punk-rock twist! Shakespeare wrote so many plays, some people be... [more+]

A group of Shakespearean scholars ditch their robes and tomes to create a brand new, wild and crazy play in his signature style, with a punk-rock twist! Shakespeare wrote so many plays, some people believe he must've had help from other writers. Whatever the case, Shakespeare is responsible for a tidal wave of influential literature, and "Bard Dogs" tackles what he might've written in the future, with a little help from rock music. "Bard Dogs, the Unwritten Works of Shakespeare" makes a splash at Laugh Out Loud Chicago. [less-]

Campy Cabaret Goodness in "The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick and Delores DelRubio"

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
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Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

The self-dubbed "couple that never was," Dick and Dolores DelRubio bid their final farewells to cabaret and musical mischief for good ... but not without a heck of a bang. The campy duo celebrates the... [more+]

The self-dubbed "couple that never was," Dick and Dolores DelRubio bid their final farewells to cabaret and musical mischief for good ... but not without a heck of a bang. The campy duo celebrates their happy ending with stories about celebrities, love and extra sassy songs. From competing with Liz Taylor to bedding Donald Trump and performing in burlesque, creators and theatre masterminds Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison will keep you singing and laughing when the feisty homage to old-school cabaret that is "The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick and Delores DelRubio" comes to The Public House Theatre in Chicago. [less-]

U.S.S. Indianapolis Crew's Harrowing Tale Recalled in New Drama

at Prop Theatre , Chicago
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Fri, June 23
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $9.50

On July 30, 1945, the U.S.S. Indianapolis was struck by two Japanese torpedoes, instantly killing 300 sailors and leaving 900 men to drift helplessly -- battling dehydration, saltwater poisoning and s... [more+]

On July 30, 1945, the U.S.S. Indianapolis was struck by two Japanese torpedoes, instantly killing 300 sailors and leaving 900 men to drift helplessly -- battling dehydration, saltwater poisoning and shark attacks -- in the Pacific Ocean. Historical drama "In the Soundless Awe" picks up 22 years after this harrowing event, finding Charles Butler McVay III, the wrongly court-martialed and disgraced Captain of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, in his haunting final moments. Presented at Chicago's Prop Theatre, "In the Soundless Awe" features TV star Jason Narvy ("Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"). [less-]

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

at Chicago Theater Works, Chicago
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Sat, June 24
Sat, July 01
Sun, July 09
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FULL PRICE: $75 - $89
OFFER PRICE: $59 - $69

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-]

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

at Kamehachi Old Town , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, June 24
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
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 dinner theater at Kamehachi. Chicago's original sushi bar, Kamehachi is in the heart of old town and offers a full bar and menu. [less-]