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For reviews from closed shows visit our stage archive.

Shows marked with an asterisk (*) have been recommended by our critics

PLAYS

CLOSING THIS WEEK

*The Arsonists/Strawdog Theatre/Through September 27

Ecstasy/Cole Theatre/Through September 28

*Hank Williams: Lost Highway/American Blues Theater/Through August 31 September 28

*Days Like Today/Writers Theatre/Through July 13
*Days Like Today/Writers Theatre/Through July 13

*Methtacular!/About Face Theatre/Through September 28

*My First Time/Broken Nose Theatre/Through August 29 September 26

 

ONGOING

Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins/Forget Me Not Theatre Company/Through October 5

*Avenue Q/Mercury Theater/Through June 29 July 27 October 26

*The Coward/Stage Left Theatre/Through October 5

Death Tax/Lookingglass/Through October 12

*The Downpour/Route 66 Theatre Company/Through October 12

*The Game’s Afoot/Drury Lane Theatre/Through October 19

*Isaac’s Eye/Writers Theatre/Through December 7

King Lear/Chicago Shakespeare/Through November 9

*Days Like Today/Writers Theatre/Through July 13
*Days Like Today/Writers Theatre/Through July 13

*The Midnight City/Firecat Projects at Steppenwolf Garage/Through October 19

*Million Dollar Quartet/Apollo Theater/Through January 5 April 28 Open Run (Half-Priced Tickets)

Mnemonic by Complicite/Red Tape Theatre/Through October 5

*Native Son/Court Theatre and American Blues Theater/Through October 19

*On the Town/Marriott Theatre/Through October 12

Reasons to Be Happy/Profiles Theatre/Through October 12

*Rest/Victory Gardens Theater/Through October 12

The Whaleship Essex/Shattered Globe Theatre/Through October 11

 

COMEDY

*Apes of Wrath/Second City e.t.c./Open Run

*Bible Bingo/Royal George Theatre/Open Run

*Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play/The Public House Theatre/Open Run

*Cupid Has a Heart On: A Musical Guide to Relationships/Stage 773/Open Run

*Depraved New World/Second City Main Stage/Open Run

Hitch*Cocktails/The Annoyance Theatre/Through December 26

*The Kates/Mercury Cafe and The Book Cellar/Open Run

*Messing With A Friend/Annoyance Theatre/Open Run

*The Second City’s Improv All-Stars/UP Comedy Club/Open Run

*TJ & Dave/iO Theater/Open Run

*What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell You: A Chicago Revue/UP Comedy Club/Open Run

 

PERFORMANCE

*Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind/The Neo-Futurists/Open Run

*Trapped in a Room With a Zombie/Bucket List Productions and Room Escape Adventures/Through March 9 April 27 Open Run