Pretty Woman walks down Randolph Street; Ibsen’s Enemy of the People gets the Robert Falls treatment; David Schwimmer directs a new racially-tinged comedy at Lookingglass. Spring delivers a bumper crop of new theater on Chicago stages. Many of the most intriguing offerings come in the form of new plays by writers on the rise, delivered by storefront companies at the top of their games: Sideshow Theatre Company, Broken Nose Theatre, First Floor Theater, About Face Theatre and the Neo-Futurists all have new shows opening within the first week of March alone. Read on for more on some of this month’s most anticipated plays and musicals.
March theater picks
Before moving into its own new space this fall, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre turns the No Exit Café into Mrs. Lovett’s meat-pie shop for an intimate staging of Stephen Sondheim’s bloody good musical. Philip Torre and Jacquelyne Jones lead director Fred Anzevino’s cast.