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10 Chicago theater shows to see in March

From lively musicals to an abundance of new plays from storefront talent, these are the best shows to see this month

Photograph: Joan Marcus
By Alex Huntsberger |

This month, there are so many great plays and musicals to see in Chicago that we recommend doubling down on your theatrical intake. Want to ponder the dark legacy of colonialism? Go see We Are Proud to Present... at Steppenwolf followed by Sideshow Theatre’s The Ridiculous Darkness. If you’re looking for a pair of intense, bare-knuckle dramas, snag tickets to see Doubt: a Parable from the Gift Theatre plus Writers Theatre’s production of A Number by Caryl Churchill. And if you’re craving a mix savory and sweet, check out Sweat at the Goodman with Hell in a Handbag’s Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical. There’s plenty to see this month, but these 10 shows are some of the best.