Check our Winter Theater Preview for more productions and events this month.
Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
(Underscore Theatre Company)
The annual showcase of musical theater creators from Chicago and beyond returns for its sixth year.
Inspired by the legacy of Sandra Bland, korde arrington tuttle’s world premiere is an unflinching, open-hearted experience rooted in navigating a world full of fear.
Opens February 17
In the hands of Haven artistic director Ian Damont Martin, Shakespeare’s revenge-tragedy promises a thrilling, bloody marathon centered on the voices of marginalized people too often excluded from classical theater performance.
Opens February 18
Kill Move Paradise
(TimeLine Theatre Company)
Inspired by the ever-growing list of slain unarmed black men and women, this new play from James Ijames is a portrait of those lost. Directed by Newcity Player of the Moment Wardell Julius Clark.
Opens February 19
(First Floor Theater)
Steppenwolf ensemble member Audrey Francis directs the local premiere of this play about three sisters stuck in a Chekhovian domestic hellscape the likes of which you’ve never seen before.
Opens February 20