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Chicago theater reviews

Read the latest reviews of plays, musicals and other stage shows from Time Out's theater critics



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

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The PrivateBank Theatre , Loop Until Sunday September 17 2017


The funny, fascinating history of Atari is enough; no need to keep mashing the controller

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The Den Theatre , Wicker Park Until Sunday November 13 2016

The Room


Time and time again in director Dado’s powerful production of Harold Pinter’s 1957 play, it’s hard not to be reminded of the current political climate

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A Red Orchid Theatre , Old Town Until Sunday November 13 2016

The Bardy Bunch


Here's the story: I think you’ll love this goofy, gory parody of ’70s sitcoms and Shakespeare

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Until Sun Oct 23

Skooby Don't

Like your uncle at Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll wish this fun drag show would stop arguing about politics

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Mary's Attic , Andersonville Until Friday November 4 2016

Helldrivers of Daytona

The title might suggest some kind of supernatural element, but the only hell in Helldrivers is the two and a half hours you spend sitting through it

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Until Sun Oct 30