Check our Winter Theater Preview for more productions and events.
Day of Absence
(Congo Square Theatre)
Douglas Turner Ward’s 1965 satirical fantasy recounts the uproarious emergencies that occur when a Southern town is faced with the sudden and inexplicable disappearance of all its black and brown citizens.
Opens March 2
Her Honor Jane Byrne
(Lookingglass Theatre Company)
In a world premiere written and directed by Lookingglass ensemble member J. Nicole Brooks, the city’s first woman mayor moves into Cabrini-Green where raw truths will be exposed as Chicago residents and politics collide.
Opens March 7
Newly reappointed artistic director Kaiser Ahmed directs the local premiere of a thriller about a family of gifted grifters who put together the score of the decade. But will they all get in on the action or will only one walk away with the whole pot?
Opens March 10
An uncensored, exhilarating and heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had a hundred days to live, with music and lyrics by beloved band The Bengsons.
Opens March 13
My Dear Hussein
(Silk Road Rising and Momentary Theatre)
A surrealistic tale of a four-year-old Iranian girl unfolds amidst the carnage of the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s as lines between playful fantasy and brutal warfare gradually blur.
Opens March 22