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17 Chicago theater shows to see in September

The fall theater season arrives with a flurry of new plays, musicals and revivals

Photograph: Richard HaughtonThe Toad Knew

The beginning of the theater season keeps sneaking earlier into August (and has already produced some can’t-miss shows—see the charming, just-extended Trevor at Writers Theatre and the Greenhouse’s chilling revival of Machinal). But in September comes the flood, and there’s plenty here of note, from the arrival of Ivo van Hove’s acclaimed A View from the Bridge to the inauguration of a new Latinx theater festival. Read on and start marking your September calendars.

September theater picks

Chicago International Latino Theater Festival: Destinos

The new Chicago International Latino Theater Festival makes its debut this fall. The inaugural edition, dubbed Destinos, takes place from September 29 to October 29, and features visiting companies from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Colombia, alongside productions from Chicago companies like Teatro Vista, Aguijón Theater and UrbanTheater Company.

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By: Kris Vire