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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.

The Goodman’s latest tackles ‘Roe v. Wade’ with humor, history and heart

The Goodman’s latest tackles ‘Roe v. Wade’ with humor, history and heart

Roe makes a cogent case for how the abortion debate as a whole might benefit from greater empathy, humility and grace.

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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.

Chicago Theatre Week returns this month

Chicago Theatre Week returns this month

Patrons can catch productions at the deeply discounted rate of $15 or $30 (or less, in some cases).

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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.

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Roe

Roe

Presented in the form of contrasting narratives from the perspectives of its two protagonists, Roe provides a blow-by-blow account of the historic case and traces the women’s lives over the following decades.

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Top Girls

Top Girls

Although the world may be horrible to women, the way to overcome it is not to be just as horrible back.

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Graveyard Shift

Graveyard Shift

Inspired by the legacy of Sandra Bland, who died mysteriously in police custody following a traffic-stop arrest, writer Korde Arrington Tuttle’s Graveyard Shift follows an Illinois woman, Janelle (Aneisa J. Hicks), and a small-town Texas cop, Brian (Keith D. Gallagher), whose worlds tragically collide. And with Pass Over director Danya Taymor at the helm, this world premiere could be one that people talk about for years to come.

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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Goodman Theatre

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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

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The Den Theatre

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Theater Wit

Theater Wit

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