ConFest 2018: Revolutionary Acts
(Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists)
Hosted by Victory Gardens, Silk Road Rising and The Theatre School at DePaul University, this convention provides a space for Asian American theater practitioners and their allies from across the country to connect and build the relationships that help keep the community vibrant and alive.
August 13 through August 18
Nightmares and Nightcaps: The Stories of John Collier
(Black Button Eyes Productions)
In this world-premiere adaptation, an ominous host weaves together Collier’s comic tales of love, loss and the mysterious.
Opens August 18
Playwright Qui Nguyen’s wildly creative, irreverent style flips stereotypes on their head, remixing history and culture into a sexy, funny and energetic fantasia as he imagines how two soul mates might have found each other in a turbulent time.
Opens August 22
A Shayna Maidel
(TimeLine Theatre Company)
Barbara Lebow’s 1984 play explores family, faith and forgiveness in the pursuit of a better future.
Opens August 29
Chicago Fringe Festival
The annual theater festival returns to Jefferson Park for its ninth year.
August 30 through September 3