Last year, Silk Road Rising presented the first-ever English language workshop of Israeli playwright Motti Lerner’s evocative theological play which features a sixty-two-year-old Jesus. This year, the company will mount the world premiere of the English translation.
Begins November 7 at The Historic Chicago Temple Building
Developed and workshopped last year through Victory Gardens’ IGNITION New Play Festival, this new work, set on an Arkansan plantation, gets a co-world premiere at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and at Victory Gardens Theater.
Begins November 8 at Victory Gardens Theater
The House Theatre of Chicago brings back their “magical story for Christmas.” This adaptation of the E.T.A. Hoffmann story is both whimsical and dark. Directed and choreographed by Tommy Rapley it’s a perfect show for your brave, imaginative children. But watch out for the Rat King! Begins November 8 at Chopin Theatre
After launching the Chicago premiere of “The Mountaintop” at Court Theatre in September, director Ron OJ Parson moves to Northlight Theatre to helm the Chicago premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Motown-fueled drama. Begins November 8 at Northlight Theatre
First produced in 1992, the original “Hellcab” ran for over nine years and was even adapted into the star-studded film “Chicago Cab.” Profiles Theatre brings Will Kern’s seasonal favorite back for another drive around the block. Begins November 14 at Profiles Theatre
This award-winning adaptation of Homer’s classic by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare gets a remount with Charles Newell directing again and Timothy Edward Kane returning for the role that won him a Jeff Award for Best Solo Performance in 2011. Begins November 13 at Court Theatre
A Christmas Carol
If it’s Christmas in Chicago, you can bet that “A Christmas Carol” is running at the Goodman. For the past thirty-six years this Christmas spectacular has been delighting Chicagoans of all ages (and melting the hearts of various Scrooges). Begins November 16 at Goodman Theatre
It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!
American Blues Theater has been presenting this show annually for over a decade, making it a solid holiday tradition in Chicago. Live Foley sound effects add to this radio broadcast format. Begins November 24 at Greenhouse Theater Center
Elf The Musical
The Will Ferrell Christmas vehicle “Elf” jumped to Broadway last year and is now making its way to Chicago via the North Pole (and Broadway In Chicago). Is Buddy the elf set to become the new holiday standard-bearer? Begins November 26 at Cadillac Palace Theatre