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The War Zone is My Bed

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Free

Halcyon explores intimacy amid warfare

  1. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church 3253 W Wilson Ave, at Spaulding Ave
  2. Until Sun Sep 7
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Coraline

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Neil Gailman's young heroine gets a quirky musical treatment

  1. City Lit Theatre 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave, at Kenmore Ave
  2. Until Sat Sep 6
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Painting Molly: Two One-Act Plays

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Two one-act works make an uneven pair

  1. Charnel House 3421 W Fullerton Ave, between Bernard St and Kimball Ave
  2. Until Sun Aug 31
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10-4: The Truck Stop Plays

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Four Ohio University playwrights hit the road

  1. Chemically Imbalanced Theater 1420 W Irving Park Rd, between Southport and Janssen Aves
  2. Until Sat Aug 30
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All Our Tragic

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The Hypocrites go Greek with an epically inventive adaptation

  1. The Den Theatre 1333 N Milwaukee Ave, at Paulina St
  2. Until Sun Oct 5
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Mike and Seth

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Handsomely acted but wholly inessential

  1. the side project 1439 W Jarvis Ave, between Greenview Ave and Sheridan Rd
  2. Until Sun Aug 24
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Take the Cake

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Cake meets coke in Factory Theater's half-baked sitcom

  1. Prop Thtr 3502–4 N Elston Ave, at Troy St
  2. Until Sat Sep 6
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Hellish Half-Light: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Mary-Arrchie illuminates Beckett's short works

  1. Angel Island 735 W Sheridan Rd, between Broadway and Pine Grove Ave
  2. Until Sat Aug 30
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Intimate Apparel

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Lynn Nottage's seamstress is too hemmed in

  1. Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N Southport Ave, at Oakdale Ave
  2. Until Sun Aug 24
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Othello

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The Gift mounts an urgent, modern take on Shakespeare's tragedy

  1. The Gift Theatre 4802 N Milwaukee Ave, at Lawrence Ave
  2. Until Sun Aug 24
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The Qualms

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Bruce Norris's arguments about pleasures of the flesh could be better fleshed out

  1. Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted St, between Willow St and North Ave
  2. Until Sun Aug 24
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Stage 773

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 1225 W Belmont Ave, (between Racine and Lakewood Aves)
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  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 205 E Randolph St, (between Michigan Ave and Columbus Dr)
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  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 1229 W Belmont Ave, (between Racine and Lakewood Aves)
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