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11 Chicago theater shows to see in October 2018

From new thrillers to well-known favorites, October arrives with a cornucopia of notable theater openings

Adam Langdon as Christopher in the touring production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Photograph: Joan Marcus
By Alex Huntsberger |

Don't get us wrong: We’re as excited as anyone that Broadway legend Betty Buckley is parading into town in Hello Dolly!, but it’s not the only hot ticket this season—not by a long shot. If you're looking for something spooky, check out Witch at Writers Theatre or sign a non-disclosure agreement in order to see Strawdog Theatre's Poe-inspired Masque Macabre. Of course, if you're in the mood for something truly terrifying, there's In The Canyon, a new epic from playwright Calamity West that imagines a world where Roe v. Wade is overturned. Celebrate the arrival of fall by checking out one (or more) of these 11 shows playing in October.