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10 Chicago theater shows to see in December
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10 Chicago theater shows to see in December

Holiday fare’s not all that’s onstage this month in the city

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I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife

About Face Theatre stages a reimagined production of Doug Wright’s play about an East German transgender woman who survived both the Nazi and Communist regimes

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Deer and the Lovers

Deer and the Lovers

A dead woodland creature shakes up a quartet of lovers in Emily Zemba’s new comedy

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland

An origin story for Peter Pan’s creator summons minimal magic on tour

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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A Hedda Gabler

A Hedda Gabler

Adapter Nigel O’Hearn’s indefinite article marks a ‘Hedda’ that’s notably indistinct

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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End of the Rainbow

End of the Rainbow

In a knockout performance, Angela Ingersoll matches Judy Garland’s devastating heights and depths

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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dirty butterfly

dirty butterfly

A timely U.S. premiere bracingly examines our responsibility to our neighbors

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Octagon

Octagon

When these seven slam poets battle it out, Chicago audiences are the real winners

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Electra

Electra

Court’s Greek trilogy concludes, but the tragic cycle never ends

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Hamilton

Hamilton

Nobody’s throwing away their shot in this top-shelf Chicago staging of the most talked-about new musical in years

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Goodman Theatre
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Goodman Theatre

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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

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The Den Theatre
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The Den Theatre

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Greenhouse Theater Center
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Greenhouse Theater Center

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Theater Wit
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Theater Wit

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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