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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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A Small Fire

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

A woman literally loses her senses in Adam Bock's metaphorical drama

  1. Steep Theatre 1115 W Berwyn Ave, between Broadway and Winthrop Ave
  2. Until Sat Aug 16
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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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Brigadoon

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Lerner and Loewe's reappearing town gets a refresh

  1. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn St, between Randolph and Lake Sts
  2. Until Sun Aug 17
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The Late Henry Moss

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

Sam Shepard's dysfunctional drama gets a muscular Chicago premiere

  1. The Artistic Home 1376 W Grand Ave, Grand Ave & Noble St
  2. Until Sun Aug 3
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Monstrous Regiment

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

Lifeline's adaptation gets Terry Pratchett's absurd essence

  1. Lifeline Theatre 6912 N Glenwood Ave, between Farwell and Morse Aves
  2. Until Sun Aug 3
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Motown the Musical

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 4/4

The music is great; the history's dubious

  1. Oriental Theatre 24 W Randolph St, between State and Dearborn Sts
  2. Until Sat Aug 9
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The Dance of Death

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Conor McPherson adapts Strindberg's profile of a toxic marriage

  1. Books on Vernon 664 Vernon Ave
  2. Until Sun Aug 3
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Stage 773

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 1225 W Belmont Ave, (between Racine and Lakewood Aves)
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Harris Theater

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 205 E Randolph St, (between Michigan Ave and Columbus Dr)
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Theater Wit

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 1229 W Belmont Ave, (between Racine and Lakewood Aves)
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