Check our Winter Theater Preview for more productions and events this month.
(Shattered Globe Theatre)
Directed by Wardell Julius Clark, this riveting mystery-as-love story has high stakes and no easy answers while fearlessly examining police violence, interracial love and class in the twenty-first century.
Opens January 19
The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys
An excavation of truth amidst lies, intimacy amidst violence and a reckoning of learning how to love the very thing you hate the most, by one of Chicago’s most exciting young playwrights, Isaac Gomez.
Opens January 24
(The House Theatre of Chicago)
On the eve of a show that could change their lives forever, a band made up of outsider teens must fight to keep their self-made punk-rock family together.
Opens January 26
The local premiere of Lisa Loomer’s latest follows the lives of the complex young women behind one of the most hotly contested court cases in our nation’s history.
Opens January 27
How to Defend Yourself
(Victory Gardens Theater)
Self-defense becomes a channel for rage, trauma, confusion, anxiety and desire in the world premiere of liliana padilla’s femme-centered takedown of rape culture.
Opens January 31