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Goodman’s ‘graveyard shift’ exposes the crushing realities of American racism

Goodman’s ‘graveyard shift’ exposes the crushing realities of American racism

The plot of playwright korde arrington tuttle’s graveyard shift commemorates the 2015 death of Sandra Bland.

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Steppenwolf’s ‘Bug’ is a horrifying ride and a helluva love story

Steppenwolf’s ‘Bug’ is a horrifying ride and a helluva love story

The Leftovers star Carrie Coon takes on her husband Tracy Letts’s 1996 cult shocker Bug.

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13 Chicago theater shows to see in February
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13 Chicago theater shows to see in February

February may be a short month, but the Chicago theater scene is buzzing with a jam-packed calendar of great shows.

21 shows to see at Chicago Theater Week this year
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21 shows to see at Chicago Theater Week this year

Every year, in the coldest depths of the winter, Chicago Theatre Week gives us a great reason to venture outside.

The 11 best Chicago theaters in the Loop
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The 11 best Chicago theaters in the Loop

Browse the best downtown theaters and reserve a ticket to see a show today.

Theater reviews and upcoming shows to see

Plano

Plano

Will Arbery’s Plano is like a dream unfolding at double speed: a heady brew of theatrical tropes, whip-smart jokes and Catholic theology that goes right to your head.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Mlima’s Tale

Mlima’s Tale

For the play’s Chicago premiere, director Jerrell L. Henderson gives Mlima’s Tale a lean and hungry look

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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graveyard shift

graveyard shift

This lyrical, brutally tragic play is like a Greek myth that replaces divine fate with the crushing realities of American racism.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Bug

Bug

Tracy Letts’ pitch-black 1996 comedy-thriller may be a horrifying ride, but it’s also a helluva love story.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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The Den Theatre

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Greenhouse Theater Center

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Theater Wit

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