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"His Greatness": Tennessee Williams' Later Days

at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
Mon, October 23
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Three men -- a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler -- find themselves stuck together in a Vancouver hotel room for two days. The ensuing bat... [more+]

Three men -- a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler -- find themselves stuck together in a Vancouver hotel room for two days. The ensuing battle for power, love and loyalty is frequently funny, engagingly dark and ultimately moving. "His Greatness", a "potentially true story" inspired by the declining days of Tennessee Williams, is an intimate insight into the mind of a familiar public figure, grappling with the loss of former glory and desperate for a return to form and success. Catch this Chicago premiere from Pride Films & Plays at The Buena. [less-]

Gangsters, Grub and Audience Participation at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater

at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater, Chicago
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Sun, October 22
Thu, October 26
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FULL PRICE: $67 - $77
OFFER PRICE: $54 - $62

Enter the world of a Roaring '20s Chicago speakeasy featuring gangsters, flappers, food, hooch and plenty of fun at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater. Following a delicious sit-down dinner, you'll be ... [more+]

Enter the world of a Roaring '20s Chicago speakeasy featuring gangsters, flappers, food, hooch and plenty of fun at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater. Following a delicious sit-down dinner, you'll be treated to a musical comedy revue featuring the songs of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and more, all with gorgeous flappers performing the Charleston. Be ready to get in on the act at Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater -- Chicago's longest-running audience interactive dinner show -- as Officer Murphy could pull you up on stage at any time to undergo a sobriety test. [less-]

"Perfect Arrangement": Witty '50s-Era Comedy

at Pride Arts Center: Broadway Stage, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $20

In this raucous satire set in 1950s Washington, D.C., Bob, a State Department official, and Norma, his secretary, are both gay and both locked firmly in the closet. Tasked with ferreting out homosexua... [more+]

In this raucous satire set in 1950s Washington, D.C., Bob, a State Department official, and Norma, his secretary, are both gay and both locked firmly in the closet. Tasked with ferreting out homosexuals in the department, they come up with what seems like the "Perfect Arrangement" to avoid detection: they've married each others' partners. But their sitcom-like situation may come crashing down around them when an employee discovers their deception. Catch this provocative comedy at Pride Arts Center's Broadway Stage in Chicago. [less-]

"Par for the Corpse": A Homicidal Comedy

at Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
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Sun, October 22
Thu, October 26
Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

When a novelist throws a party at her Catskills retreat and a sudden blizzard strands everybody, it isn't long before they discover a killer amongst them. After one of them is poisoned mysteriously, t... [more+]

When a novelist throws a party at her Catskills retreat and a sudden blizzard strands everybody, it isn't long before they discover a killer amongst them. After one of them is poisoned mysteriously, the others try to figure out who did it and how it was done. They're baffled by the seemingly impossible crime untll one guest thinks of a ruse to reveal the killer. Now everyone, even the hostess, is a suspect -- and a number of murky motives emerge during the night's strange events. There are plenty of laughs as the play unfolds, but there are more shrieks of terror than of hilarity -- especially in the surprise-filled final act with its series of convulsive plot twists. See if you can guess the shocker of an ending before it's too late, when Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater presents "Par for the Corpse". [less-]

"Blue/Orange" Examines Race and Mental Health

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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Sun, October 22
Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $14

British playwright Joe Penhall's 2000 play about mental health and race is perhaps even more timely 17 years after it was written. Directed by Andrew Root, "Blue/Orange" now comes to the stage of Chic... [more+]

British playwright Joe Penhall's 2000 play about mental health and race is perhaps even more timely 17 years after it was written. Directed by Andrew Root, "Blue/Orange" now comes to the stage of Chicago's Royal George Theatre via Runcible Theatre Company. In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient named Christopher claims to be the son of an African dictator -- and his story becomes unnervingly plausible. A true psychological thriller, "Blue/Orange" is an incendiary tale of race, madness and a Darwinian power struggle between two doctors who hold a man's life in their hands. [less-]

Daddy Issues and Comedic Chops in "The Jackie Mason Musical"

at Skokie Theatre, Skokie
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
FULL PRICE: $39
OFFER PRICE: $30

Jackie Mason's real-life love child, the liberal comic Sheba Mason, stars in "The Jackie Mason Musical" with a rambunctious cast of seven at the Skokie Theatre. This comedic chronicle looks at the dec... [more+]

Jackie Mason's real-life love child, the liberal comic Sheba Mason, stars in "The Jackie Mason Musical" with a rambunctious cast of seven at the Skokie Theatre. This comedic chronicle looks at the decade-long tryst between the comedy icon and Sheba's mother, playwright Ginger Reiter. The action starts when 46-year-old Jackie (played by David Gordon) spots 20-something Ginger (played by Sheba) in a Miami deli in 1977. Jackie woos her while also courting Trixie, a gorgeous young Latina, and Rosa, a senior citizen with attitude, which causes Ginger some romantic distress. When Ginger becomes pregnant 10 years later, Jackie denies his paternity -- while still yearning to be with her -- and a complicated relationship begins. Enjoy original songs like "Ode to the Early Bird Special" and "I Never Met This Yenta" which pepper Sheba's major (and majorly hilarious) daddy issues. [less-]

Post-Apocalyptic Parable "Foxfinder"

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
Thu, October 26
Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $17

In the not so distant future, the economy is failing, food is scarce, and paranoia is in the air. Samuel and Judith Covey live in rural England, maintaining their government-controlled farm - in const... [more+]

In the not so distant future, the economy is failing, food is scarce, and paranoia is in the air. Samuel and Judith Covey live in rural England, maintaining their government-controlled farm - in constant fear of losing it all. After an anonymous tip, William Bloor, a "Foxfinder," arrives to investigate a suspected contamination, threatening to uncover secrets of desire and regret that will change all of their lives forever. [less-]

Comedy-Thriller & Pulitzer Finalist "Becky Shaw"

at Windy City Playhouse, Chicago
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Sun, October 22
Wed, October 25
Thu, October 26
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FULL PRICE: $45 - $55
OFFER PRICE: $22.50 - $37.50

When newlyweds Andrew and Suzanna fix up friend Becky and co-worker Max, they unwittingly light a fuse for an explosion of crises, chaos and comedy. As the plot twists and turns, this Pulitzer Prize f... [more+]

When newlyweds Andrew and Suzanna fix up friend Becky and co-worker Max, they unwittingly light a fuse for an explosion of crises, chaos and comedy. As the plot twists and turns, this Pulitzer Prize finalist explores the debt we owe to strangers who land on our doorstep. Wickedly funny antics ensue in this "blind-date-gone-bad black comedy" ("Entertainment Weekly") from "Law & Order" writer Gina Gionfriddo. Watch romance take a wrong turn at Chicago's Windy City Playhouse. [less-]

"Burf of a Nation (Or From Covfefe With Love)"

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
Fri, October 27
Sat, October 28
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FULL PRICE: $28 - $32
OFFER PRICE: $14 - $16

We all knew it was only a matter of time, after the Tweeter in Chief's "covfefe" blunder caught hold of the pop-political zeitgeist like a rabid dog, before it would begin to inspire artistic interpre... [more+]

We all knew it was only a matter of time, after the Tweeter in Chief's "covfefe" blunder caught hold of the pop-political zeitgeist like a rabid dog, before it would begin to inspire artistic interpretations. Lucky for us, the result here is the clever and outrageous "Burf of a Nation (Or From Covfefe With Love)". Covfefe Lamont Jenkins is a southern farmer enraged by the current political climate, repeatedly making his opinions known via an ongoing Twitter beef with the POTUS. However, one day Covfefe is tagged in a tweet that pushes him to take an action so extreme that it sends the entire nation into a tailspin. Find out what happens next at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center. [less-]

"Carrie 2: The Rage (An Unauthorized Musical Parody)" Is Bloody, Rockin' Fun

at The Arkham, Chicago
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Sun, October 22
Mon, October 23
Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $25
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $12.50

More than a decade after Carrie White burned her high school to the ground with her mind, goth teenager Rachel Lang has her own telekenetic drama to deal with. Sue Snell, Carrie's former classmate and... [more+]

More than a decade after Carrie White burned her high school to the ground with her mind, goth teenager Rachel Lang has her own telekenetic drama to deal with. Sue Snell, Carrie's former classmate and Rachel's guidance counselor, must grapple with surprising similarities between the two outcasts -- and fast, before history repeats itself. Framed as a backer's auction for a ridiculously ambitious Broadway production, "Carrie 2: The Rage (An Unauthorized Musical Parody)" pokes fun at the entire Carrie canon and '90s movie tropes through a punchy, rock-infused score. Make it a Halloween to remember and catch this irreverent, hilarious, completely unauthorized meta-musical at the Arkham, a spiffy new venue in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. [less-]

The Immigrant Narrative Explored in "Amarillo"

at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
FULL PRICE: $44 - $54
OFFER PRICE: $30 - $40

Renowned Mexico City theater ensemble Teatro Línea de Sombra makes its way to the Windy City for the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival's biggest production. In "Amarillo", we meet a man e... [more+]

Renowned Mexico City theater ensemble Teatro Línea de Sombra makes its way to the Windy City for the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival's biggest production. In "Amarillo", we meet a man en route to the Texas city from Mexico to fulfill his dreams, but he never arrives. Through a series of projected images, monologues, movement and collage of atmospheric settings, the man's journey is compared to thousands of others who have forged a similar path. We thus witness the complex layers of national identity that these dreamers have, understanding the immigrant's struggle for something better in life. Performed in Spanish with projected English translations, Chicago Shakespeare brings "Amarillo" to The Yard, their newly opened third stage on Navy Pier. [less-]

"Late Nite Catechism": The Interactive Comedy Hit

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
Sat, October 28
Sun, October 29
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FULL PRICE: $31
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $16

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up rout... [more+]

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up routine. Dressed in her head-to-toe habit, Sister will command the stage at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, taking you back to the days of Latin Mass and meatless Fridays when discipline meant a smack of the old ruler across the knuckles. You heard right, this interactive comedy turns the audience into Sister's class as she rewards you, the "students," for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage, sitting in a corner while reflecting upon their naughty actions. [less-]

Interactive Irish Comedy "Flanagan's Wake"

at Chicago Theater Works, Chicago
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Sun, October 22
Fri, October 27
Sat, October 28
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Sun, October 22
Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $29 - $39
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $19

The irreverent interactive funeral of "Flanagan's Wake" transports you to the fictional Irish village of Grapplin, where local roustabout Flanagan has died. The villagers have gathered to grieve as on... [more+]

The irreverent interactive funeral of "Flanagan's Wake" transports you to the fictional Irish village of Grapplin, where local roustabout Flanagan has died. The villagers have gathered to grieve as only the Irish can -- with a quick stop at the pub first. Gather 'round and meet an eclectic cast of characters and participate in this partially improvised comedic memorial with plenty o' pints, crazy sing-alongs and witty tales based on your suggestions. After 16 successful years in Chicago and a run off-Broadway, "Flanagan's Wake" returns to Chicago Theater Works. [less-]

1940's Radio Play of Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps"

at 19th Century Charitable Association, Oak Park
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15

Inspired by Hitchcock's classic film and performed as a live period radio play, "The 39 Steps" is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the "Master of Suspense." Richard Hannay gets trapped... [more+]

Inspired by Hitchcock's classic film and performed as a live period radio play, "The 39 Steps" is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the "Master of Suspense." Richard Hannay gets trapped in a world of danger when he joins the battle against the 39 Steps, a spy organization who's after British military secrets. The tables turn on Hannay when he's accused of murdering a counter-espionage agent, and he must flee to Scotland to clear his name and dismantle the spy ring. Oak Park Festival Theatre, in conjunction with the 19th Century Charitable Association, will transport you back to the halcyon days of radio with a theatrical recreation of this thrilling radio mystery from WVOP's Theater of the Air. [less-]

"Building the Wall": A Foreseeable Future

at Athenaeum Theatre Studio One, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $17

Take a glimpse into the future of the Trump presidency when "Building the Wall" imagines the billionaire's infamous Mexican border blockade post-completion. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-wi... [more+]

Take a glimpse into the future of the Trump presidency when "Building the Wall" imagines the billionaire's infamous Mexican border blockade post-completion. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan ("Hacksaw Ridge", "The Kentucky Cycle"), this heated new play foresees a future in which Donald Trump has succeeded in rounding up and detaining millions of immigrants. Now, a writer interviews a supervisor at a private prison who awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. Starring Tony Bozzuto and Kanomé Jones, see "Building the Wall" at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio in Chicago. [less-]

Female-Driven Murder Mystery "Miss Holmes"

at Theatre of Western Springs, Western Springs,
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Sun, October 22
Sun, October 22
Thu, October 26
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $22
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Armed with one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, Miss Sherlock Holmes is no stranger to incarceration, what with her "abnormal" behaviors that aren't befitting a "respectable" lady. M... [more+]

Armed with one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, Miss Sherlock Holmes is no stranger to incarceration, what with her "abnormal" behaviors that aren't befitting a "respectable" lady. Miss Dorothy Watson works at the only hospital in England that is willing to hire female doctors, and she continually struggles to make a difference. Centering on these two delightfully unconventional women, "Miss Holmes" finds them trapped in an era that refuses to accept them, forcing them to forge a bond of trust so they can work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police investigator whose wives keep dying mysteriously. Enjoy this thrilling murder mystery at the Theatre of Western Springs. [less-]

"PUNK": Drama Explores Gay Life in Prison

at The Den Theatre - Main Stage, Chicago
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Sun, October 22
Mon, October 23
Thu, October 26
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Set in the GBTQ unit of a maximum-security prison, "PUNK" follows the unit's inmates and staff as they struggle to accept a young man serving life for the murder of a gay man. As the inmates of the "Q... [more+]

Set in the GBTQ unit of a maximum-security prison, "PUNK" follows the unit's inmates and staff as they struggle to accept a young man serving life for the murder of a gay man. As the inmates of the "Queens" unit strive to keep their family together, you see the scope of the system they're up against, as well as the extraordinary resilience, care and love. The New Colony stages this production at Chicago's Den Theatre - Main Stage. [less-]

"Yasmina's Necklace": Acclaimed Iraqi-American Drama

at Goodman Theatre - The Owen, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
Thu, October 26
Fri, October 27
FULL PRICE: $20 - $29
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $14.50

Newly arrived in Chicago from her homeland, Iraqi artist Yasmina has hardened herself to the possibility of finding happiness. But when she meets Sam, a fellow Iraqi with his own emotional walls, what... [more+]

Newly arrived in Chicago from her homeland, Iraqi artist Yasmina has hardened herself to the possibility of finding happiness. But when she meets Sam, a fellow Iraqi with his own emotional walls, what had seemed unthinkable becomes tantalizingly real. Chicago's Goodman Theatre presents the cross-cultural drama "Yasmina's Necklace". Chicago-based playwright Rohina Malik and director Ann Filmer reunite for the play's downtown debut, following its critically acclaimed world premiere at 16th Street Theater last year. Don't miss this timely exploration (and winner of the 2016 Jeff Award for Best New Work) of what it means to leave one's homeland behind while not losing your heritage. [less-]

Southern Gothic "MacBeth"

at The Cornservatory, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
Sat, October 28
Sun, October 29
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

1920s Baton Rouge sets the scene for this engaging new twist on "MacBeth" at The Cornservatory. In a Southern Gothic world of fading plantation aristocracy and voodoo magic, the MacBeths seek an answe... [more+]

1920s Baton Rouge sets the scene for this engaging new twist on "MacBeth" at The Cornservatory. In a Southern Gothic world of fading plantation aristocracy and voodoo magic, the MacBeths seek an answer to the timeless question of how free their free will really is. Odd's Bodkins Shakespeare Ensemble is a burgeoning, independent classical theatre company on Chicago's north side, composed of actors from different backgrounds with a passion for Shakespeare. Odd's Bodkins produces classic plays with unconventional casts and staging that raises up the voices of those normally outside the mainstream of theater culture, and brings a love of Shakespeare to the next generation through workshops and free school performances. [less-]

Family Comedy "Making God Laugh"

at Steel Beam Theatre, St. Charles
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 22
Fri, October 27
Sat, October 28
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Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $14

With all that stress and friction, the holidays make or break every family. Ruthie and Bill's grown children -- a priest, an aspiring actress and a former football star -- all return home, where we le... [more+]

With all that stress and friction, the holidays make or break every family. Ruthie and Bill's grown children -- a priest, an aspiring actress and a former football star -- all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals resurface and ancient tensions flare up in "Making God Laugh" at Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. Ultimately, the family discovers that, despite what we have in mind, we often find ourselves exactly where we need to be. As Woody Allen will tell you, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." [less-]