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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Kate Fry and Mary Ann Thebus in Marjorie Prime at Writers Theatre
Photograph: Michael Brosilow Kate Fry and Mary Ann Thebus in Marjorie Prime at Writers Theatre

1. Cast your vote

Participate in a political debate that won’t induce eye rolls at this Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate event. Tonight, Intelligence Squared brings former federal prosecutors and judges to Chicago to debate the motion: “U.S. Prosecutors Have Too Much Power.” Come on out, cast your vote and see where you really stand. (Northwestern University School of Law, Pritzker Legal Research Center, 375 E Chicago Ave, 6:30pm. Free)

2. Prove your movie prowess

Show off your trivial movie knowledge at our favorite film quiz. The Logan Theatre Movie Trivia Night brings film nerds together to test their prowess and make all those hours spent ingesting cinema worth the effort. (Logan Theatre, 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, 8pm. Free)

3. Face the future

Playwright Jordan Harrison’s 80-minute gut-punch of a play, Marjorie Prime, takes place 50 or so years into the future. The 85-year-old Marjorie, in the throes of dementia and recently moved into an assisted living community by her anxious daughter and son-in-law, has been given a virtual companion. Her “Prime” is a holographic artificial intelligence, given the form of Marjorie’s late husband as he looked when the couple first met. (Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave, 7:30pm. $35–$75)

 

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